DEC 10 @ 7PM + Human Rights Day: Celebrating the Growing Healthcare is a Human Right Movement: An Evening in Honor of Vermont Human Rights Leader Peg Franzen
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Join us on Human Rights Day, December 10th, to honor the late Peg Franzen, member of the Vermont Workers’ Center and a key leader in Vermont’’s pioneering Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign.
Ms. Franzen is the former President of the Vermont Workers’ Center and long-time disability rights activist, exemplifies the power of people to effectuate change in their communities and in their state. The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign began in Vermont where, in the midst of intense debate about the Affordable Care Act, it succeeded in passing the country’’s first state-wide universal health care law. Community members like Ms. Franzen have reignited the movement for universal, publicly financed health care in the United States, and communities in Maryland, Maine, and Pennsylvania have now picked up the torch, starting their own Healthcare Is a Human Right campaigns, with other states poised to follow. We will be joined at this event by representatives from Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maryland, Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maine, and Healthcare Is a Human Right-Pennsylvania, which collectively form the vanguard of a new human rights movement for universal health care.
This event is free and open to the public.