Welcome to Demand Universal Healthcare!
Does America need a new healthcare system? DUH!
As 2018 winds down, polls show that healthcare is the number one issue on the minds of American voters, as well as that 70% of Americans favor Medicare for All, including at least 50% of Republicans. With the 116th Congress now controlled by Democrats in the House, including a freshman class NOT bought by corporate money, we have a realistic chance to move a bill forward.
Whatever the next year brings, we must welcome ALL those who are committed to seeing the U.S. provide healthcare - as defined in H.R. 676 - to everyone residing here. We must be united and relentless in our demand for it, no matter our political affiliation, our physical ability, or the methods we employ to amplify it.
This is our time - JOIN US in making it an historic one!
THE NEW DUH
Just like Congress, DUH is changing in 2019. Demanding Universal Healthcare will always be our foundational mission, but adapting to change is necessary.
Former Deputy Director and Social Media Whisperer Donna Ellington is off to concentrate on building her own social media sites, starting with her page ENIMA – Expanded National Improved Medicare for All. It's only fair that the original DUH page become ENIMA - however, FB seems to have had trouble understanding that we wanted to change the name while keeping the original page for me (Sue) to administer.
So" DUH - Demand Universal Healthcare" will at some point soon (we hope) be merged with Donna's ENIMA and I have started anew with "Demand Universal Healthcare - DUH," building its own following through inviting friends and original followers, as well as presenting content in a different way. Donna will pursue continued growth of the movement through ENIMA and her other FB pages, including COSDUH and Forward the Progressive Agenda & Tackle BS. The DUH Group page will not change and we feel that the members of that group can continue to do the great job they do to keep it going without either of us sticking our noses in.
DUH will not cease to exist but will continue to fulfill its mission to inform the public so we can all demand universal, comprehensive, publicly financed healthcare for all in America! To that end, I (and volunteers) will strive to offer news, articles, studies, videos, and original content that you won't see everywhere else (until/unless the sharing starts!) - the stories behind the headlines, as well as unconventional content of other kinds.
We invite you to check in here often, especially once the 2020 election cycle starts, and also to check out our social media locations. Please be part of the solution to the injustice and heartlessness of our current healthcare system!
POP TO PEP
In addition to the DUH "remodel," the POP page (People Overcoming Politics) is now renamed People Energizing Politics or PEP and will have its own logo (coming soon). Unfortunately, PEP has also run into FB naming issues - they say the name has been changed from Politics Energized by the People's Participation but while the cover reflects the change, as does the user name, the page title has yet to be changed so if you search for it, search People Energizing Politics and click on it in the list - you'll be taken to the Participation page, but that's the right one for now.
As more and more Americans become politically aware, I want to provide a forum to encourage more understanding of and participation in our political process, from encouraging "average" people to run for office to paying attention to independent media coverage of political news to mobilizing the public around actions to support all causes that concern people in their daily lives, not just healthcare. The time for accepting a feeling of being powerless in the face of the corrupt two-party system we have is over. And last, but not least, by the time the 2020 election cycle is in full swing, it's my goal to make PEP the social media platform for the support of the candidates DUH/PEP endorses.