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Flagstaff Indivisible Alliance Meeting
May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our meeting on May 14 is looking to be a very interesting and important one.
We will be joined by Ken Kenegos. Ken is a member of the Arizona Democratic Party Progressive Caucus and a member of the Progressive Democrats of America organization. He will be talking to us about the details behind the “Medicare for All” effort. While most of us probably support this idea, not many of us really know what it involves. How would it work, will it be self-funding, what will happen to the Insurance Industry, how will companies who now provide employe health plans be affected…..just a lot of questions. Ken will be in a position to help us all understand things better. In the next week or so I will be sending out a link for you to use to get a U-Tube video that helps explain the “Medicare for All” idea as preparation for our meeting on May 14.
We will also be joined by Shawn Newell and Natalie Jacobs. They will be talking with us about an effort supported by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. They are supporting a bill that is moving through the US Congress, HR 763 called the Carbon Bill. The idea is to put a price on carbon that would cause fossil fuels to become more expensive and thence move the needle towards renewable energy sources. The idea is again probably supported by many of us. However, we may not all really understand how it would actually work. Shawn and Natalie will be able to clarify how this bill, HR 763, would work and what the potential impact might be on all of us, both in the short term and in the long run. Clearly a very important topic.
So, as you can see, we have some pretty important issues to work through. We hope you all can join us on May 14. Looking forward to seeing you then!!