Portland Raging Grannies at Medicare for All Rally

The Raging Grannies participated gladly in the July 24, 2021 Medicare for All rally. We started with dancing for the marchers as they passed us at Pioneer Courthouse Square. We then joined the march to Shemanski Park. Before the speakers commenced, we led a long community dance/flash mob set. The rally speakers were awesome, inspiring, articulate and got the crowd fired up. Midway through the program, we sang on stage – a rousing M4A PRG song. Check out pictures and video below!

Videos courtesy of Dan Shea

Stop Federal Executions

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The Portland Raging Grannies take a compassionate stance against the death penalty and execution. After a 17 year hiatus, Trump began federal executions in July 2020. Since July, the federal government has executed nine people and states have killed eight. Other federal executions are scheduled for January 2021. This must be stopped!

We ask you to stand with us:

To support a rehabilitative justice system.

To terminate privatized prisons and the for-profit prison system.

To advocate for police reform.

To demonstrate to abolish the death penalty.

Rise Up for Medicare for All

November 10, 3:45pm, Pioneer Courthouse Square

On November 10th, the Supreme Court will decide whether to strip health insurance from millions of Americans in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – the same pandemic that has already claimed approximately a quarter of a million American lives, and left millions with long-term health effects. It’s clear that the American healthcare system is at a tipping point.

At this moment of change, we must fight to defend protections for pre-existing conditions and the Medicaid expansion. However, we must also seize this moment to demand a system that leaves no one behind. We can’t go back. We must move forward to Medicare for All.

Join us at this socially distanced rally and press conference in support of Medicare for All. Bring a mask, bring a sign (if you have one), and bring a friend. Together, we can win this fight.

This event is co-sponsored by Health Care for All Oregon – Action, Portland Democratic Socialists of America & Portland Jobs with Justice.

Medicare for All Protest

August 22, 2020 was a National Day of Action for Medicare for All. The Portland Raging Grannies were honored to show up and amplify this important message.

Our health care system fails to provide quality care to every US resident and wastes hundreds of billions of dollars a year in unnecessary administrative costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has only further highlighted the need to completely overhaul US health care. A Medicare for All single-payer system would expand and improve the cost-effective and administratively efficient Medicare program to finance comprehensive, high-quality health care for everybody in the US.