Events under 'Public Event'
Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Part 2

Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Part 2    Our Revolution in NW Ohio combines forces again with SPAN OHIO on the same day that Healthcare-NOW, PNHP, PDA, NNU* are calling for a National Day of Action for Improved Medicare for All!   April 8, 2017 3:30-5:15 pm    Maumee Public Library, 501 River Road, Maumee Ohio    Public invited. Refreshments provided. Elected officials invited.   Informational sessions on pro's and con's of different health care systems  Open discussion with Public policy experts  Question and Answer session with elected officials.   Allied Groups partipating.    Tips and techniques for building your democracy skills. Sign Petitions, write letters, make phone calls train for talking with legislators.    Cosponsored by: SPAN Ohio (spanohio.org) and Our Revolution in Northwest Ohio  Contact : Dennis Slotnick 419-704-1863    * Health-NOW (Healthnow.org) - a national organization for single-payer health care.    PNHP is Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP.org)    NNU is National Nurses United (Nationalnursesunited.org)    PDA is progressive Democrats of America (PDA.org)
Saturday, April 08, 2017 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
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SPAN Ohio Fundraiser in Columbus April 8

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  “Here’s to Health.”  SPAN Ohio, seeking passage of Healthcare for All Ohioans is hosting this fundraiser.  Ticket price is $25 in advance or at the door and includes one beer or glass of wine. Additional beer, wine and food available for purchase. Come and share a glass of one of Central Ohio's fine beers, and help SPAN Ohio gain Medicare for All.  All are welcome! Location:  Savor Pint Craft Beer Garden, 4440 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43214 Call Bob Krasen,  614.261.0754 for more information.  Facebook Event. Checks may be made out to SPAN Ohio or to HCFAO. Those made out to HCFAO may claim a $21.00 tax deduction. Three 4-packs of select beers will be raffled. Raffle tickets are: $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
Saturday, April 08, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Health Care Justice Walk Fundraiser - Cleveland

Meet at 3500 Lorain Avenue in the basement Conference Room at Organize Ohio, NE corner of Fulton and Lorain Avenues.   Join us for a two-mile walk.   Even if you cannot walk you can participate by handing our literature at the West Side Market area.  Wear your red SPAN T-shirt if you have one.   You can also show your support by asking family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to donate a few dollars to sponsor your participation  A sponsorship form can be found HERE.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:00 am - 8:00 am
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Save Our Healthcare Rally!

Save Our Healthcare Rally on May 19th   SPAN Ohio is excited to join with many others in the Miami Valley at Courthouse Square for Save Your Healthcare Rally! Dayton Indivisible For All, Yellow Springs Political Action Group, Greene Co Awake and Watching, Miami Valley Progressive Caucus, Women's Rights Alliance, Ohio District 10 Resistance are some of groups hosting event. We will have speakers talking about how the AHCA will affect you. There will also be people sharing their personal stories on how their lives will be affected. Bring signs and your story and fight to protect healthcare for all in Ohio and the nation!
Friday, May 19, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Rally this Thursday with Rev. Barber

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 PM.  Moral Rally to Save Health Care.  Join hundreds of faith leaders from around Ohio and Reverend William Barber II for a Moral Rally against unjust Congressional legislation that would decimate the health care of Ohio children, families and seniors.  Hosted by Faith in Public Life.  Location:  Columbus Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square (west side), Columbus 43215.  Facebook Event
Thursday, June 01, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Yellow Springs Street Fair

SPAN Ohio will be tabling at the Yellow Springs Street Fair in Yellow Springs Ohio from 9 am to 5 pm. Join us to help spread the word about single payer or just stop by and say hi while you enjoy the fair!
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tell Senator Portman to protect Healthcare

Courthouse Square, Dayton, corner of Main St and 3rd St. 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
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Time for a Closer Look

Learn about Medicare for All, Saturday, June 24th at 11 AM, Upper Arlington Library, 2800 Tremont Road. With bills for universal healthcare pending in both Congress and the Ohio Legislature, it is time to look at this option more closely. What exactly is it, and how does it work. All are welcome. Free.   Dr. Brad Cotton, an emergency room physician for 40 years, has seen the hardships that people face who have no insurance, or insurance that is far less than adequate. He is passionate about health care justice for all, and educating people about what is possible.   Bob Krasen 614-261-0754
Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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Join us to protest the secrecy surrounding the Senate health care bill

SPAN members will join a coalition of faith groups and unions which have organized a protest action to call on Senator Portman (said to be the lead Senator rewriting the House Health Care bill). The lack of transparency of this process is shocking, as is the expected transfer of money from Medicaid funds to tax breaks for those who don't need them. Tuesday, June 27th at 5:30 PM on the West Side sidewalk (High Street) of the State House.   You can also leave a message for Senator Portman at    866 828 4162   Bob Krasen 614-261-0754
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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SPAN Region 4 monthly meeting

SPAN Region 4 monthly meeting will be on Wed., June 28th, 2017, 7-9PM at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., (corner of Linton and Reading Rd.), Cincinnati
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free Screening of New Documentary

SPAN Ohio, Central Ohio Region, will show the newly released documentary, "Big Pharma Market Failure" on Monday, July 10th at 7:00 PM in the Whetstone Library Meeting Room, 3909 North High Street. All are welcome. It is free.   The documentary is the second American health care film produced by Richard Masters, CEO of MCS Industries, which focuses on high costs. This 50-minute film tells why Americans spend so much on drugs, and what we can and should do about it.  Discussion and meeting to follow the film.   For more information, please contact Bob Krasen, 614.261.0754
Monday, July 10, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Third on 3rd Street

SPAN Ohio Region 7 will have a table at Third on 3rd Street. Third on 3rd is an eclectic outdoor market, taking place the third Sunday of the month between April and October. Featuring artisans, antiques & collectibles, handmade goods, upcycled items, locally produced foods, produce and food trucks, there is something for everyone. We will be talking with market goers about Single payer. Please stop by and say hi or spend a little time educating others!
Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A Showing of Big Pharma Market Failure

The Columbus Area Region of SPAN Ohio will host the showing of the recently released, 50-minute documentary, Big Pharma Market Failure on Monday, August 14th at 7:00 PM at the Grandview Theater and Drafthouse, 1247 Grandview Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212. This 1926 single-screen theater sells beer as well as pizza, subs & pastries from local restaurants. The movie is free and all are welcome. A discussion will follow. Come early and enjoy food and drink before the show...Stay after the show for discussion, food and drink.   Big Pharma Market Failure is the second health care financing exposè produced by Richard Master, the owner and CEO of MCS Industries. It takes a hard look at out of control drug prices and what we can do about it. Richard Master understands growing health care costs from a business perspective, and explains how this alone could put his, and other companies, out of business.   A discussion will follow led by Latonya Thurman and William Booth of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). AHF circulated petitions in Ohio and was able to put the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act on the Ohio ballot this November.   Make plans to attend.   Bob Krasen, SPAN Ohio Region 5 Coordinator 566 Blenheim Rd Columbus OH 43214 614.261.0754 bkrasen@twc.com
Monday, August 14, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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LEARN ABOUT TWO IMPORTANT ISSUES

Join Us! Monday, Sept. 11, starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. Maumee Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 501 River Road, Maumee, Ohio (corner of William Street and River Road) Let’s Get ‘Em Voting!!!The League of Women Voters of Toledo LucasCounty (LWV-TLC) will present their currentinitiatives to increase voter registration .*September 26th is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD)* Why NOT Single-Payer?Our Revolution in Northwest Ohio andDr.Johnathon Ross will present aninformational powerpoint on single-payerhealth care, followed by Q & A. *Johnathon Ross, MD, MPH Internal Medicine, is an associate clinical professorof medicine at the University of Toledo, and practices and teachesgeneral internal medicine at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He is a pastpresident of Physicians for a National Health Program. Open to the public, parking and admission are freeRefreshments providedEmail info.glasscityindivisible@gmail.com to join!!!@GC_Indivisible
Monday, September 11, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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BEER and DINNER for a GOOD CAUSE!

Now is your chance to support Single Payer Action Network Ohio and have great local beer and/or dinner. This Monday, September 18th from 6pm to 9pm at the Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 East 5th Street, Dayton 45403, we are taking over the taps. 5% of net sales, $1 from every featured beer, and all collected donations will go towards SPAN Ohio.   Matthew Noordsij-Jones, MD Region 7 Coordinator Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio mattnj78@gmail.com (937)321-8698
Monday, September 18, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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JOIN US FOR THE CIRCLEVILLE PREMIERE!

Join us for the Circleville premiere of BIG PHARMA MARKET FAILURE, an eye-opening documentary film that exposes the reasons for the escalating cost of medicines in the U.S. and the devastating impact felt by U.S. working families and our overall economy. Big Pharma:Market Failure shows how one simple fix that mirrors a "best practice" used throughout the industrialized world can go a long way toward making medicines available and affordable again.   Scioto Valley Coffee216 W. Main St., Circleville, OHSaturday, September 23,Doors Open at 6:30 P.M.Coffee and Food Service Open Discussion to Follow Film Sponsored By:Circleville QuakersSingle Payer Action Network Ohio
Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Morely Library, Painesville - 184 Phelps St, Painesville, Meeting Room A This is a powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide toexpand support for major healthcare reform.The film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform,including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, businessand labor leaders.This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care systemis damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negativelyimpacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for our citizens. Q & A period on Single Payer Health Care and discussion on how to move forward, following the movie. Sponsored by Healh Care For All Ohioans and SPAN Ohio. For more information contact (440) 516-1805
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave, Mentor, James A. Garfield Room (lower level) This is a powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide toexpand support for major healthcare reform.The film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform,including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, businessand labor leaders.This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care systemis damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negativelyimpacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for our citizens. Q&A period on Single Payer Health Care and discussion on how to move forward, following the movie. Sponsored by Health Care For All Ohioans and SPAN Ohio For more information contact (440) 516-1805
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Willowick Public Library, 263 E 305th St, Willowick, Meeting Room B (downstairs) This is a powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide toexpand support for major healthcare reform.The film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform,including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, businessand labor leaders.This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care systemis damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negativelyimpacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for our citizens. Q&A period on Single Payer Health Care and discussion on how to move forward, following the movie. Sponsored by Health Care For All Ohioans and SPAN Ohio For more information contact (440)516-1805
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Introduction to Single Payer Talk

There is more talk about single payer and Medicare for all every day. Are you concerned that our politicians don't have any idea how to fix our healthcare mess? Are you interested in single payer but need to know more? Do you support healthcare for all but aren't really sure about the details?   Everyone is welcome to join us Thursday October 19th from for an introduction to single payer discussion at the Dayton Metro Library in Community Room B on the 2nd floor. The event is free of charge and will run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm with time for questions.   Matthew Noordsij-Jones (nj)Region 7 Coordinatormattnj78@gmail.com(937) 321-8698
Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:30 am - 3:30 am
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UPDATE: SPEAKER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Speaker training is being offered at no cost by Johnathon Ross, MD, of SPAN Ohio (sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Plan) on Wednesday, October 25th, at Clifton public library, 3400 Brookline Ave. Cincinnati. Please RSVP to Dee49@fuse.net if you plan to attend. Lunch provided at 12:15-1PM Speaker training at 1-4:30PM If you cannot make it until 1PM, feel free to eat lunch while listening to presentation. Dr. Ross will also speak on single payer that evening, 6-7:30PM at Xavier University, Kennedy Auditorium, CLC 412. Dr. Johnathon Ross is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Toledo where he practices and teaches general internal medicine at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Ross received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and his master’s degree in health policy and administration from the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. Dr. Ross serves on many boards including the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Vincent, a member of the National Health Service Corps, and a member of the Ohio State Medical Board
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:00 am - 8:30 am
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Region 5 SPAN Ohio Meeting

  Region 5 of SPAN Ohio will meet on Tuesday, December 5th at the North Side Library, 1423 N High Street,Columbus, in Meeting Room C,  from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Plenty of parking and on the #2 COTA bus line. This Branch of the Columbus Metro Library is a brand new facility.   Deborah Miller, Executive Director of Ohio Association of Free Clinics, will talk about the mission and current direction of Free Clinics in Ohio, with a Q&A period.    We will then have a business and strategy meeting. Topics will include. A fund raising concert at the UU Church on Friday, March 23rd. the introduction of the Health Care for All Ohioans Act in the House, and our continuing efforts to promote its movement there, and in the Senate; efforts in the Region beyond Franklin County. other suggestions      All are invited! Invite your friends and Medicare for All advocates.   Bob Krasen 566 Blenheim Rd Columbus OH 43214 614.261.0754 bkrasen@twc.com
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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What is Single Payer Healthcare?

Learn how we can have true healthcare freedom, save money and cover everyone. Champaign County Library 1060 Scioto St, Urbana, OH 43078. This venue has limited capacity, so please reserve your seat by emailing mattnj78@gmail.com. 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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March in Dayton

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr March. Monday, January 15th at 10am. The march starts at Drew Health Center at 1323 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402. We will meet in the Drew parking lot at 9:30am. Find us with the red SPAN Banner.
Monday, January 15, 2018 5:00 am - 6:00 am
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Big Pharma: Market Failure

This documentary explores the problem of drug prices in the United States and proposes a solution.  
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Health Care Town Hall

Health Care Town Hall - 65% of bankruptcies in the US are due to medical bills. USA is the only country where families and individuals are forced into bankruptcy because of overwhelming medical debts. Even more shocking, the majority of Americans who file a medical bankruptcy have private health insurance!  Elected officials (local and state) will answer your questions and address your concerns. Dr. John Ross and other experts.
Sunday, March 04, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Documentary - FIX IT: Health Care at the Tiipping Point

A 55-minute documentary produced by an employer who undertook a study to understand why it cost him so much to provide health care benefits for his employees and what he found out.  Followed by discussion. Meeting Room A (downstairs) at Willowick Public Library.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Concert by the Carl Yaffey Band

   "Concert by the Carl Yaffey Band", blues and swing, Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214. A free-will offering will be taken up. Sponsored by SPAN Region 5.
Friday, March 23, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Single Payer 101 Talk - Sidney, OH

Single Payer 101 talk in Sidney, Ohio on Saturday April 7th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Amos Memorial Public Library. Want to learn more about single payer and how we can make a difference in Ohio? Get answers to your questions here.  Speaker: Dr. Matthew Noordsij-Jones, Region 7 Coordinator.
Saturday, April 07, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Region 7 Fundraiser - Fifth Street Brewpub

On Sunday, April 15th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. SPAN Ohio steps behind the bar at Fifth Street Brewpub to raise money for our mission to bring healthcare to all Ohioans.  5% of sales, $1 from every "featured" tap poured, and all collected donations will go to support our mission! Bring friends and enjoy a great brunch for a great cause!
Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:00 am - 10:00 am
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Walk for Health Care

HEALTH CARE  WALK SATURDAY  MAY 12, 2018  10:00 AM Meet at the Trinity Lutheran Church Community Center, 2031 W. 30th St., Cleveland, a couple blocks from the West Side Market. (Across Lorain Ave. from St. Ignatius, behind the Wendy’s. Parking is available off W. 29th St., South side of Lorain Ave.)    This is a fundraiser for SPAN Ohio, a non-profit 501(c)(4), and the call for raising money is statewide. Though we are making progress with our two health care bills, if we can’t get them passed in the Ohio State Legislature, our only recourse is a citizens’ initiative which will require money to get done. So, do your best to get as many sponsors as you can for our walk.  Our cause is worth it!    Checks should be made payable to SPAN Ohio (you can have the checks sent to you and you then turn them in, or sent directly to SPAN Ohio, c/o Barbara Walden, Treasurer, 31100 Cedar Rd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124.)   Donations can also be made online.   Fill in the amount of your donation, then click either “Pay with PayPal” or “Pay with Credit Card,” which will take you to a new page. Click where the form says "Add special instructions to the seller," then type "To sponsor [ NAME ] in Walk for Health Care." Then fill in the rest of the form and click the “DONATE NOW” button at the bottom.   Join us even if you cannot walk.  Some supporters will remain at the West Side Market area publicizing our cause. For more information contact Ted Seuss at (440) 590-2427.  (If no answer, please leave a message.) ALL ARE WELCOME
Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:00 am - 7:00 am
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Environmental Devastation • The Right to Healthcare -- How these issues are part of the fight for Social Justice

Friday, June 8, 7:00 PM Archwood United Church of Christ, 2800 Archwood Ave, Cleveland.   Topics include: The right to health care; Lead paint and the health of community residents; Air pollution & health in low income neighborhoods; Hospital closings in the city and inner ring suburbs; Climate change and poverty. Refreshments will be served.   Sponsored by:   Cleveland Divestment Group; Faith Communities Together (FaCT); SPAN Ohio (Single Payer Action Network); End Poverty Now  
Friday, June 08, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Here's to Health!

You're invited to toast "Healthcare for All" on Saturday, June 30th from 4-7 PM at SAVOR PINT PUB, 4440 Indianola Ave, Columbus (About 1/4 mile south of Morse Road on the north side of Columbus. There is plenty of parking on the side and rear of the building.)   SAVOR PINT sells 24 hand crafted locally brewed beers/ales, by the glass and by the Growler. It is a family friendly place. For this event we are charging $10 for a ticket. Tickets will be sold at the door. A ticket, "cashed in at the bar" will get the buyer a pint of beer or a glass of wine.  We will also sell tickets for a raffle for 4 packs of beers/ales, bottled throughout the country.    SPAN Ohio has two financial needs which this event will assist: 1) A financial study currently being conducted to accompany SB 91 and HB 440, legislation pending in the Insurance Committees of the Ohio House and Senate; and 2) a statewide ballot initiative planned for 2020.  We will have information about the Single Payer Action Network available and a short presentation. Come and toast, "Here's to Health!
Saturday, June 30, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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HB 440 Town Hall Forum on Health Care

Health Care for All Can Happen in Ohio!  Attend the HB 440 Town Hall Forum on Health Care featuring Rep. Teresa Fedor (OH-45) and Dr. Johnathon Ross (St. V's) Monday August 13 @ 6PM, Frederick Douglass Center, 1001 Indiana Ave, Toledo. Sponsored by: SPAN Ohio ♦ AFSCME Ohio Council 8 ♦ Toledo Jobs with Justice
Monday, August 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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FREE MOVIE - Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

This film explores our present health care system and how to make it better.   Warrensville Heights Public Library 4415 Northfield Road,  Warrensville Hts., 44128 Monday, October 15, 7:00 PM   The film is approximately 38 minutes, and will be followed by Q&A.   Any questions, feel free to call 440-590-2427. If sent to voicemail, leave a message and you will get a call back ASAP. Sponsored by SPAN Ohio
Monday, October 15, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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FREE MOVIE - Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

This film explores our present health care system and how to make it better. Brooklyn Public Library, 4480 Ridge Rd.,   Brooklyn 44144 Thursday, Oct 25 at 7:00 PM The film is approximately 38 minutes, and will be followed by Q & A. Any questions, feel free to call 440-590-2427. If sent to voicemail, leave a message and you will get a call back ASAP. Sponsored by SPAN Ohio
Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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