Health Care Forum-Voices in Support of Single Payer

Health Care Forum-Voices in Support of Single Payer

Candidates who have the courage to stand up for true universal health care are few and far between, even as the number of health care tragedies in our country rises.

But John Laesch is no ordinary candidate, and health care is too critical an issue.

Last night in Elgin, Dr. Quentin Young, Illinois Sen. Mike Noland (D-22) and John Laesch spoke at an early evening forum hosted by the campaign.

Dr. Young, a tireless fighter for health care parity and justice, spoke of his history as a universal health care advocate, and the importance of our election.

John offered a detailed power point presentation exploring some of the questions concerning single payer health care and explaining some of the finer points.

Sen. Noland brought the crowd up to speed on developments in Springfield, and true to his grass roots, spoke of the challenges candidates face when opposed by big money.

The crowd consisted of many health care professionals, leading to an informative conversation with many differing perspectives. Quite a few of the people attending offered their own stories and problems with our current system, and all left with a greater understanding and appreciation of a single payer health care solution.

IL-14: WLS-TV “Next Generation Politics”

Next Generation Politics

Today, WLS-TV, abc7, launched “NextGenPolitics” on their website, giving both state and national candidates an opportunity to communicate directly with voters.

You can find both videos and questionnaire responses from candidates running in many races, including our own IL-14.

If you watch the videos from all the Democratic candidates running in the 14th district, (none of the Republicans submitted a video) you’ll clearly see John distinguish himself from the pack as a solid leader, ready to fight for working families and the middle class.

Take a few minutes and get to know the candidates, and you’ll understand why John Laesch will be the next Congressman from IL-14th district.

An Open Letter to Fermilab Employees

Fermilab Employees

The pre-holiday passage of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill mirrors George Bush’s misguided priorities and is yet one more signal that we need new leadership in Washington.

This appropriations bill cuts funding for science; with the cuts in the High Energy Physics (HEP) hitting Fermilab’s budget the hardest. The $62 million cut to Fermilab will result in zero funding for NOvA, a cutting edge Neutrino program, and the majority of funding for research and development for the International Linear Collider (ILC). The NOvA program and the ILC research and development were the basic plan for Fermilab’s survival after the Tevatron was scheduled to shut down. These cuts greatly jeopardize the prospect of the ILC coming to the Fox Valley and the future of Fermilab itself.