Sponsored by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2157, AFGE District 11, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO), Oregon AFL-CIO, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Portland Jobs with Justice and Veterans For Peace Chapter 72.
Please join us at a forum of Veterans, VA Caregivers, and union activists. Our program will begin with special guest, prize winning journalist Suzanne Gordon, who is author of the recent book «The Battle for Veterans' Healthcare». Check out her blog at suzannecgordon.com
Suzanne will discuss the value and importance of the VA healthcare system, and the current threats to the VA from privat...ization and outsourcing. She'll be joined by a panel of folks who will update you on these threats to the VA, to Veterans, and to VA workers. And together, we'll talk about ways that Veterans, labor unions, and the public together can take action to fight back.
All are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 for light refreshments; program starts at 6 pm. No charge.
The event will be held in Fuller Hall of the First Unitarian Church, which is downstairs. Enter the church through the breezeway on SW 12th, in the middle of the block between SW Main and SW Salmon. Wheelchair access is nearby on SW 12th, middle of the block, as well (there will be a clear sign).