Healthcare & Equality: Two Big Events on Nov 1 (video)

ERA

When your state and your Congressional district are being targeted by both major political parties and several special interest groups, the days leading up to Election Day are fast-paced as national groups and speakers come to Arizona.

Nov. 1 is a big day for political events.

Tucsonans Talk Back to McSally & Trump Jr.

As Donald Trump Jr. stumps for Congresswoman Martha McSally in Maricopa County, Tucsonans will be protesting in front of her office on Broadway Blvd. Organized by Arizona Healthcare Voters, the purpose of the rally is to call out McSally’s lies about her votes on the Affordable Care Act and on healthcare in general. Media advisory here.

As the ranking member of the Arizona House Health Committee, I am happy to be participating in this event hosted by Arizona Healthcare Voters.

The US has the most expensive and least effective healthcare insurance system when compared to other developed countries. McSally and the Republican Party want to make our already overly complicated and expensive system even more restricted and more expensive. That is going in the wrong direction.

Come on down and tell McSally what you think of her record on healthcare, health insurance, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and more.

The organizers’ Facebook event is here.
https://www.facebook.com/events/429229150943449/

Equal Means Equal presents: The Equality Tour 2018

To gear up for Nov. 6 and for the 54th Session of the Arizona Legislature, the Equal Means Equal Equality Tour is stopping in Tucson on Nov. 1 and in Tempe in Nov. 3.

The directors of the movie “Equal Means Equal,” Kamala Lopez and Natalie White, will be in town for the event.

Come on down for a full evening of entertainment– dotted with a few speeches. I will be one of the speakers, along with LD9 Senate candidate Victoria Steele.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which Steele and I have both proposed, needs only one more state to ratify it before it can be sent back to the Congress for final passage as an amendment to the US Constitution.

The entire country is looking at Arizona to be that 38th state. If Arizona elects enough Democrats on Nov. 6, the passage of the ERA in Arizona is a slam dunk. One hundred percent of the Democrats in the Arizona Legislature voted to ratify the ERA in 2017 and 2018. Even the Republican women voted against debating the ERA in 2018– or hid in their offices to avoid a vote on record.

Former Supreme Court Justice and former President of the Arizona Senate Sandra Day O’Connor proposed the ERA the first time in Arizona in 1972. It has been nearly 100 years since the ERA was originally proposed.

Here is the text of the ERA:

The Equal Rights Amendment
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

Get free tickets at the official Equal Means Equal event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2162692127319390/?active_tab=about

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