What: Student outreach in support of Medicaid expansion
When: Wednesday, February 14 at 11 a.m.
Where: Danville Community College Student Center, 1008 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541
Danville, Va. — The Danville Chapter of Virginia Organizing will hold a student outreach event in support of Medicaid expansion on Wednesday, February 14 at 11 a.m. at DanvilleCommunity College’s Student Center. Chapter leaders will share information with students and encourage civic engagement through phone calls and letters to elected officials in the General Assembly.
On February 18, known in Richmond as “Budget Sunday,” the House of Delegates and Senate will release their respective budgets. Virginia Organizing leaders want local legislators to fight for Medicaid expansion in this year’s budget process.
Medicaid expansion will provide health coverage to 240,000 uninsured Virginians, create 30,000 jobs, and bring millions of federal dollars back into the state. After years of refusing expansion, the General Assembly has an opportunity to do the right thing.
“As an adult educator, I know how important access to health care is for students to succeed,” said Carlene Wilson, a Virginia Organizing leader. “For the sake of our students and community, the General Assembly should make Medicaid expansion a priority in 2018.”
This event is part of a statewide week of action. By organizing demonstrations from Southwest Virginia to the Eastern Shore, community members are standing up to demand Medicaid expansion in 2018.