The Southern Maine Workers' Center is home and family to me. Seven years ago I got involved in this scrappy organization carrying out a big vision. While it sometimes feels like we are being engulfed in chaos and bad news, this organization is the place where I find hope, possibility, and connection.
We organize for the human right to health care, and for the right to work with dignity. Just this week our members were at the state house raising our voices to win comprehensive dental coverage for Medicaid recipients. Dental emergencies are preventable, painful and deadly, and in Maine they are the number one reason adults on Medicaid visit the emergency room. Dental care is health care, and health care is a human right!
This year, I'm singing in honor of my friend Mark, who is a member of the Health Care is a Human Right Committee, who I have become very close with, and who I've been supporting while he is in hospice. <3>
If I reach my goal to fund this organization I love, I will allow folks to record me singing and I'll share the moment on the internet!!!! If I fall short of my goal, my moment of glory will be lost to the sands of time! For those of you who won't be able to attend the event, you do not want to sleep on this opportunity to record this moment for posterity!
In honor of the 25th anniversary of my favorite album as a kid, I will be singing something from Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill. Our current healthcare system is a hard pill to swallow, but together we’re making change! Thank you for anything you are able to give! No amount is too small or too large. :)