The strategy session took place Monday in a basement hall at Meriden's Mount Hebron Baptist Church. The setting was fitting for the coming quest. For universal health care to pass in the upcoming state legislative session -- and some leading politicians are indeed promising to try to make that happen -- activists from churches, urban minority communities, labor, and small businesses will need to present a sophisticated, sizeable, consistent campaign.
That's why organizers of the statewide effort have focused for the past year on building support groups among clergy, small business, unions and black and Latino organizations, with new activists like Ricardo Henriquez. Representatives of those groups comprised a big chunk of the activists who filled the Mount Hebron hall for the day-long strategey session Monday.
I've already asked you if CT should have universal health care. My next question is can we make it happen?
Bass, Paul. "Activists Gear Up To Pass Universal Health". New Haven Independent. 12/05/06