Press Call & MLK, Jr. Annual Health Care Disparaties

Fair Economy, January 15, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact(s):
– SPR Communications: 301-526-0374
– Press RSVP email: presscall@faireconomy.org

PRESS CALL INVITATION

WHO:
– Brian Miller, United for a Fair Economy
– Dedrick Muhammad, NAACP
– Dollie Hambrick, Alabama Arise
– Karen Woodall, Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy
– Steve Spires, Louisiana Budget Project

WHAT:
Release of the 2014 State of the Dream report which documents racial disparities of health made worse by the GOP’s state-by-state attack on Obamacare.

WHEN:
Thursday, January 16, 2014; 11:00 am (ET)

WHERE:
Press conference call in number: (605) 562-3000; participant access code:
855317#

BACKGROUND:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” This quote is the touchstone of a new report–State of the Dream 2014: Healthcare for Whom? Enduring Racial Disparities–the 11th Annual MLK, Jr. Day report released by United for a Fair Economy on January 16, 2014 in recognition of
the King Holiday.

State of the Dream 2014 documents the heavy toll that continued racial segregation and concentrated poverty takes on people’s health-shortening lives and depleting wealth. This already heavy burden is only made worse by the denial of health insurance to nearly 5 million Americans, disproportionately people of color, by the refusal of 25 states to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

To participate on the press call and to request an advance embargoed copy of the report, please send your name, phone number and name of organization by Thursday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m. (ET) to Christelle Adrien at presscall@faireconomy.org or call 617-423-2148 x100. Report and press release embargoes will be lifted at 11:00 am ET on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

State of the Dream 2014: Healthcare for Whom? Will also be available on Thursday, January 16, 2014; 11:00 am (ET), as a free download at www.faireconomy.org/dream.

United for a Fair Economy (UFE) challenges the concentration of wealth and power that corrupts democracy, deepens the racial divide and tears communities apart. UFE is online at www.faireconomy.org.

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  • Puggg

    I wonder if they paid the King relations for their use of Martin Luther K–g’s holy name and holy words.

    • MLK Inc.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      The King family legacy: GIB$MEDAT!!

  • dd121

    God I hate this pack of lying liars.

  • Spartacus

    More worship of the monkey-priest…

  • Truthseeker

    I wish Martin Luther King hadn’t been assassinated. His fairly young death makes his narrative one of a martyr, and therefore he can be elevated to sainthood. The people who succeeded him, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, are known frauds, and there’s no social stigma attached to holding them in low regard. You dare not defame the name of the great MLK though, because he’s one of our country’s holy idols. If King were alive today, perhaps most people would see him as the two-bit hustler he was.

    • Hold that thought.

      If the official story re MLK’s assassination isn’t true, you’re well on your way to understanding the most likely explanation, and you named the doers.

    • IstvanIN

      Martyrs can cement a peoples resolve, which is why the tribe had the Romanovs executed, burned and buried in the Russian far east. Even more than the Czar’s abdication, his and his family’s disappearance was even more dispiriting.

    • Oil Can Harry

      I also wish Dr. King-ky hadn’t been killed as his popularity was plummeting at the time he died.

      King was becoming more and more of a shrill extremist and blowhard thereby alienating the public. Since his death his sleazy race-baiting record has been totally sanitized and schoolkids are now taught that he was a saint.

    • scottthestrategerist

      You forgot Communist sympathiser if not party member, plagerist, and he regularly committed domestic violence upon his mistress and prostitutes! He was a bad guy whose only talent was reading speeches written for him by his Communist handlers. Sound familiar?

      • Alexandra1973

        Rosa Parks was a commie too.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      The greatest gift ever given to both MLK and JFK was the sin cleansing gift of assassination.

  • bigone4u

    Let’s ruin the healthcare system in the name of equality. MLK’s agenda was the communist agenda, designed to destroy from within without a shot being fired. Well one shot was fired and MLK was forced to give up his whoring, communist ways. Death will do that to you.

  • AutomaticSlim

    I refer to him as “MLC” every chance I get.

  • These race-racketeers share a special kind of stupid that cannot be fixed.

  • Brian

    Cliff Notes: ‘Gibsmedat!’

  • I believe you forgot to mention that he liked to beat up white prostitutes. Sadly, his FBI file is still sealed.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      And here I thought that mean old FBI was out to destroy him? Seems to me that could’ve easily been done at any time by simply unsealing those files. Well, you know what they say, “Racism works in mysterious ways”. Or something along those lines. DERP!

  • Alexandra1973

    If blacks (or anyone for that matter) wouldn’t eat so much junk, they wouldn’t be worrying about health care.

    This is how I see it: people eat the wrong stuff (I’m guilty of this as well)…then over time they get sick, get diabetes or cancer or whatever…then they want everyone else to foot the bill.

    And then you have the so-called “experts” telling you what diet to follow…when it doesn’t work, you’re told you don’t have the will power or whatever. So it’s a matter of educating oneself. You don’t have a computer, go to the public library, get on it for an hour or two, and start Googling. Start with mercola(dot)com.

  • Alexandra1973

    He was a playa, ya feel me?

    One of his quotes was “I’m f***ing for God!”