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 corporrate money, we have a realistic chance to move a bill forward.

Whatever the next year brings, we must ALL welcome 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!

 

 

CHANGE IS COMING IN 2019!

Just like Congress, DUH will be changing in 2019. Its format and focus will be a bit different, but DON'T WORRY! Demanding Universal Healthcare will always be our foundational mission, but adapting to change is necessary. We'll be taking the month of December off - with occasional updates - before revealing our new look and different contents!

For now, I want to take a moment to acknowledge ALL the candidates that DUH endorsed this year, especially those who didn't make it through their primaries. Most of you were unjustly hampered by either too many other candidates in the field, restrictive requirements for those not bearing the rubber stamp of the DNC or RNC, and sadly but irrefutably, lack of money.

It's ironic that most people are in favor of getting the dark money that Citizens United allows out of our government and electoral process, yet they don't understand that it is a united citizenry that could do away with it simply by voting knowledgeably. Be aware of your choices and vote for the candidates who knocked on doors, held town halls, appeared at rallies big and small, helped distribute food to homeless and poor people, spoke on radio and Internet shows, and used social media well rather than just buying TV ad time, printing glossy mailers, or paying for robocalls.

Make million-dollar donations irrelevant by voting for people who refuse to accept them! Want to get the money out of politics?

Quit paying attention to who's raised the most and ask yourself who will raise YOU, your state, and your country up!  

 

 

OUR WINNERS!

BUT WAIT...ONE MORE THING!

In Mississippi on November 27, there will be a run-off for Thad Cochran's Senate seat. He retired earlier this year and Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was appointed to serve the rest of his term. The run-off comes about because neither she or the other "jungle" primary winner got more than 50% of the general election vote. That other candidate is Democrat Mike Espy, a former three-term Congressman and Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton administration. If he wins, he will be the first African American senator from Mississippi since reconstruction.

Mike Espy is not what you'd call progressive. He is Switzerland on healthcare, a mild ACA apologist and a vague supporter of everyone being able to go to the doctor, but there is no doubt that he's 150% on the side of creating a future for Mississippi that isn't mired in the racism, endemic poverty, poor education, and lack of opportunity the Deep South seems stuck in.

On the other side, there's a woman who thinks "being in the front row" at a "public hanging" is an expression of "exaggerated regard" for a donor; who favors voter suppression of liberal students as a "good idea" and who was seen wearing a Confederate soldier's cap and carrying a rifle in a 2014 photo with the caption "Mississippi's history at its best."

Espy's response to these clues into Cindy Hyde-Smith's true attitude has proven that not only is he a class act, but he refuses to perpetuate the politics of disrespect and enmity that the Trump era is so rife with. I venture to say that anyone who watches this 40-second video and doesn't vote for Mike Espy are those who would be attending those lynchings with Cindy

VOTE FOR MIKE ESPY ON NOVEMBER 27!!