On October 24, 2017, at the AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis, Missouri Resolution 40: Rejecting the Privatization of Veterans Healthcare was passed. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States and serves over 9 million veterans a year.Members of Congress have introduced legislation to privatize the VA and to outsource critical specialty care services to the private sector through the choice privatization program. Activists can use the resolution below as a template to be offered and passed at the city, county and state levels of government.
Step 1: Activists meet with local president/e-board members
Step 2: Identify your target’s
Step 3: Send an introductory email/phone call
Step 4: Make a follow up call
Step 5: Arrange to get on the next meetings agenda
Step 6: Municipality will vote on resolution, or move to vote at the next meeting
Step 7: Municipality passes the resolution