THE 2004 ELECTIONS AND THE FIGHT FOR JUST HEALTH CARE

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Most of us have concluded that the removal of the Bush administration and a large number of senators and congressional representatives who support its hostile agenda is our highest political priority in the next year. It is clear that the crisis in health care has reached epic proportions in the United States and that the current political misleaders are very vulnerable when this issue is fully explained to the electorate. We need to quickly train as many union leaders as possible, especially those based in the workplace, about how to talk about the crisis and how to explain that this terrible problem can be solved by taking positive political action.

The Labor Party has developed a clear analysis and a comprehensive solution to the deterioration of medical services under a program entitled “Just Health Care.” We invite you to join workplace leaders, elected officials and staff of UNITE, the SEIU, the IBT, PACE, the Steelworkers and a number of other unions for a conference dedicated to developing plans to guarantee that this vital topic is at the center of the 2004 electoral season. The sessions will be held on Friday, October 17 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The location is the union hall of IBT Local 705, in Chicago, Illinois on Van Buren Street just west of Ashland Avenue (see enclosed map).

There is a $25.00 registration fee to cover lunch on Saturday and conference materials. Please fill out the attached registration sheet and return to: Jo-Ellen Schlademan at UNITE 333 S. Ashland Ave. #203 Chicago, IL. 60607 by October 13th.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rodeway Inn Downtown Chicago at One South Halsted under the name of UNITE-Labor Party. (Map enclosed). You must make reservations by calling 1-312-829-5000 by October 1. After that the rate of $89 per night is not guaranteed nor is room availability.

Please join us for what will be an exciting, challenging exchange of ideas and what can be a decisive event in our preparations for putting George W. Bush and his cronies on the unemployment line where they belong.

In solidarity,

Noel Beasley
VP, UNITE

Just Health Care link