What is the #CAREvan?
The #CAREvan was inspired by the activism of the UndocuBus which was organized by day laborers and immigrant youth to put a stop to hurtful deportations across the country.
Winning health for all is the next logical step in healing the injustice that adversely impacts immigrant communities across California. That is why a group of immigrant youth leaders, health advocates, and allies from the California Immigrant Health Network have begun a six-region tour across California to urge the passage of SB 1005 (Lara), "Health For All" and mobilize support across the state, starting from San Diego and ending in Sacramento where the bill will be heard in the CA Senate Health Committee on April 30th.
The Itinerary - (Click HERE for complete flyer)
- 4/22 - Los Angeles: Send-off party/ Video release of "No Healthcare? No Problem!"
- 4/23 - San Diego: "Cafecito y Politicas" community meeting, San Ysidro Adult Day Health Center
- 4/24 - Orange County: Community meeting & talking circles, Kidworks in Santa Ana
- 4/25 - Los Angeles: "Cafecito y Politicas" Townhall event, El Centro del Pueblo
- 4/26 - Inland Empire: Press Event at Pomona City Hall
- 4/28 - Fresno: Community Townhall, Fresno Center for New Americans
- 4/30 - Sacramento: Rally + CA Senate Health Committee hearing at the State Capitol
ABOUT SB 1005, "Health For ALL"
The "Health For All" bill, SB 1005, by Senator Ricardo Lara (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) would create a healthcare system that works for everyone in California. Under the proposal, immigrants who don't have health care would either be able to pay an affordable price for health insurance in a statewide marketplace that mirrors Covered CA, or -for low-income families - get regular medical care through the state's Medi-Cal program.
Sen. Ricardo Lara, author of "Health For All" stated: "While we've made enormous strides to reduce California's uninsured population, until everyone has access to quality, affordable coverage, excluding people from access to care hurts the overall health of our communities, and does not reflect California values."