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Coffee & Conversation - The Republican War on Women

UA Progressive Action Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, April 7, 2012, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
30 Attendees

Speaker: Lauren Harmon, Director of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus

Carolyn Casper introduced the speaker. Lauren Harmon will give us a brief overview of the war against women.

February Membership Meeting - John Patrick Carney and Health Care Reform

Upper Arlington Progressive Action Membership Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7pm,

UA Public Library

13 people attended.


Information about Issues

This is a source for all things Issue-related.

If you wonder  about the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") or the Republican war on women and women's rights, we will have some information for you,

If you wrote a letter to the editor about an issue, we would be glad to publish it whether or not the newspaper does.

If you want to know more about a current petition drive--whether to sign or to participate--we can help you find out more.

New school immunizations? BANNED! The Unintended Consequences of Issue 3

Ohio's Issue 3 (more info below) is a disaster waiting to happen and current polling shows it passing on November 8th by wide margin. Unless you help get the word out.

Every major Ohio newspaper has come out against Ohio Issue 3 even traditionally conservative papers that endorsed Issue 2.

Don't Repeal Americans' Health Care Lifeline

We'd like to share a great story about the importance of healthcare. It's written by contributor LZ Granderson, and he provides some great points about the necessity of affordable healthcare for all.

Don't repeal Americans' health care lifeline

(CNN) -- I had been wrestling with eye redness for weeks. After trying nearly every brand of over-the-counter eyedrops available, I finally decided to see a doctor.

Learn More About Issue 22 and Why You Should Vote Yes

The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities has a replacement levy on the November 8, 2011 ballot. Money raised by the levy will help maintain the basic services for children and adults in Franklin County who have developmental disabilities.

Programs at risk if Issue 22 doesn't pass include Adult and Child Behavioral Support, Dual Diagnosis Clinics, Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education Programs. Also at risk is supported living, and job and home-based training and transportation.

Book Club Chooses "Half the Sky" for November Meeting

UAPA Book Club will meet on Monday, November 28 at the Upper Arlington Main Library, Room B. Our next selection is "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Celeste to Discuss Autism Insurance Bill

The Autism Speaks student chapter at The Ohio State University will host Rep. Ted Celeste and advocate Doug Krinksy for a discussion of a bill to ensure insurance coverage for autism and a review of autism advocacy in Columbus. The meeting will be held Friday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in 167 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Ave., on the Columbus campus. HB 8 would require private health insurance companies to cover the screening, diagnosis, testing and treatment of autism. The meeting is open and free to the public. Public parking is available after 4 p.m.

UAPA meeting and guest speaker: What's the Prognosis for Health Care?

Join UAPA at our next general membership meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2008.

aliceColumbus Dispatch columnist Joe Blundo recently asked, Why does it take Oprah's Big Give to take care of the sick in America? Good question! Find out the answers about health care in our country from activist Dr. Alice Faryna. She will be speaking on "What's the Prognosis for Healthcare? An analysis of the presidential candidates' health care plans." The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road.

Dr. Faryna is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Additonally, she had a clinical practice in Marion, Ohio, at the Smith Clinic. She was an Associate Professor of Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine 1977- 1990, and served as Medical Director for Medicare Part B Ohio and W. Va., 1990-1998. She has been an activist for health care reform since 2004.


Please join us for what is sure to be an informative and timely presentation!

Please note the change from our usual Sunday schedule and that this presentation is free.

Hands Off Medicaid Rally & Press Conference

Hands Off Medicaid!

Rally and Press Conference to tell Steve Stivers to stop taking Medicaid away from those in need.

Thursday, June 30, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

John W. Bricker Federal Building, 200 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio (Map)

Participating organizations: Ohio Communities United, Alliance for Retired Americans and ProgressOhio


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