PANA Members Join “Knit the Revolution” Podcast on Medicare-for-All

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Tsukuru Fors, Reggie Wong and Taiji Miyagawa share experiences from their work to win healthcare-for-all, including AB 1400 in CA. How efforts by PANA to address the larger issue of inequality faced by Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are an example of how to build a broader, more diverse and powerful grassroots movement to win […]

US Surpasses 800,000 Pandemic Deaths

More than 800,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus, the highest recorded national death toll from the global pandemic. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59645307 The 800,000 total exceeds the populations of cities such as Boston or Washington DC. The milestone means nearly twice as many Americans have died during the pandemic as in World War 2. The US […]

The First Year of COVID: Filipinos Were Among Hardest Hit, But Hidden by Data

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/year-one-covid-19-death-toll/the-first-year-of-covid-filipinos-were-among-hardest-hit-but-hidden-by-data/ Filipinos had the second highest mortality rate in the county during the pandemic’s first year — but that cost was largely hidden because the county reported cases and deaths among Filipinos within a broad category of Asian Americans, rather than breaking them out specifically.  Maya Srikrishnan December 6, 2021 Voices of San Diego In San Diego County, […]

The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Islander Communities

Take a listen: https://theworld.org/media/2021-01-29/pacific-islanders-hit-hard-covid-19 ‘Alisi Tulua, project director of the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander COVID-19 Data Policy Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Marco Werman that while California is easing its lockdown restrictions, Native Hawaiian and Pacific islanders in the state are still experiencing high infection rates. Please visit SoCal PIRCT to […]

Single Payer in CA Would Have Reduced COVID-19 Deaths

If we are to take a simple projection of COVID-19 death comparisons between the U.S.A. and countries with Single Payer, if CA had already implemented a Single-Payer healthcare system prior to the pandemic, we could have potentially reduced COVID-19 deaths by over 60K! We cannot afford to NOT pass AB 1400. Support the Cal Care […]

Win Healthcare for All: Send a Letter to Your CA Assemblymember

Take 2 minutes to send this PREWRITTEN letter to your assemblymember: bit.ly/calcareletter2asm The historic CA healthcare reform bill, AB 1400 will be reintroduced in January! AB 1400 will deliver healthcare to ALL Californians. AB 1400, for the first time in history, will address INEQUALITY in healthcare services. Let’s get this grassroots people lobby effort going […]

Newsom Endangers Lives of CA Seniors: Vetoes AB 279

Siding with the corporate-operator-serving California Department of Public Health, California Governor Gavin Newsom parroted CDPH falsehoods to justify his support for corporate evictions of seniors from nursing homes during the ongoing pandemic as well as condoning degradation of services at such facilities. From Save Our Seniors Network, read about how Newsom completely disregarded the legislative […]

Health disparities for Filipinxs in health care are disguised by data aggregation

By Carlos Irwin A. Oronce STAT News Oct. 11, 2021 Aggregated data covers up the gross inequalities faced by specific demographics within the broad and diverse umbrella category of “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.” 20% of nurses in CA are Filipinx and they’ve been hit hard by the for-profit motivated “just in time” policies in […]

The Largest City in CA Votes to Support AB 1400 – The CalCare Act

https://patch.com/california/los-angeles/universal-healthcare-california-backed-la-city-council By a vote of 11-0, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution to support Medicare-for-All in CA. This came on the heals of Healthcare-for-All Los Angeles work to win endorsements from 17 Neighborhood Councils across the City. The resolution, if signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, would officially state the […]