#MedEx4TX Virtual Advocacy Day

Start: Friday, March 05, 2021 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)

End: Friday, March 05, 2021 7:00 PM Central Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-06:00)


Join us virtually on Friday, March 5th for our #MedEx4TX Virtual Advocacy Day - a day of action calling on our #TXlege leaders to expand Medicaid now!

Just over a week ago, as our state faced a crisis created by a failure of state leadership, Texans rallied together to help their neighbors — opening their homes, delivering water, sharing groceries, donating to community groups, and rising to the occasion in so many other ways.

Now we must rally together to help our neighbors through another crisis created by a failure of state leadership — the lack of affordable healthcare for millions of Texans.

Texas can’t recover if Texans aren’t covered. Last year, over 1.6 million Texans lost a job, and with it, their health insurance. Millions of our frontline workers are fighting to care for us, even when many don’t have healthcare themselves. Texans need coverage and Texas leaders can do something about it.

Your voice has power, and together we can make a difference.

8 a.m. Health and Wellbeing of All Texans
Join NASW’s morning rally to learn more about why Medicaid is so crucial for Texans, and why we need expansion.

10 a.m. #MedEx4TX Tweetstorm with Rep. Donna Howard and Every Texan
Get loud on social media! Tell your story, share why you support expanding Medicaid, and tag your Representatives.

12 p.m. Virtual Rally
Hear from #txlege champions, frontline service providers, business leaders, faith leaders, and impacted Texans, and rally together to demand state leaders to expand Medicaid NOW. Emceed by proud social worker and co-host of The Rabble podcast, Ashley Cheng!

1 p.m. #MedEx4TX Call-a-Thon with Sen. Nathan Johnson and Texas Organizing Project
Join #us for a virtual phone bank right after the rally to place calls to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker Phelan.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Group Legislative Visits
Sign up to speak with key Texas House and Senate representatives in virtual visits to let them know why Medicaid expansion is so crucial to you. We also encourage you to schedule your own visits during this time!

4 p.m. NASW Policy Briefing
Join NASW and UT Arlington to discuss Medicaid expansion and its implications for social justice.

This event is free and open to the public. Register today to make sure you receive the tools you need to demand Texas policymakers pass #MedEx4TX.
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