Your protests, phone calls, and town halls turned the tide to deal Ryan, Trump, and those opposing progressive healthcare a stinging rebuke. Kudos to the many long-standing advocacy groups and the new forces defending patients and clinicians.
Our board will be meeting in the coming months to decide how best to take advantage of our new status, raise funds, and seek out worthy candidates. Meanwhile, here's a few words about each of our board members [I hope not to have made too many mistakes!]. Thanks to them for stepping up!
Dorothy Charles is a medical student in Philadelphia and one of the national coordinators for White Coats for Black Lives (#wc4bl).
Matthew Charon, our Assistant Treasurer, is an experienced attorney active in health care causes as well as a patient advocate. [Without him we wouldn't be organized at all!]
Justin Lowenthal is a biomedical engineer, MD-PhD student, and Maryland director for Doctors For America.
Andrew Ramsey (not on Facebook) is a politically active emergency medicine physician.
Roxana Samimi is an infectious disease specialist who has worked around the US and the world, currently based in Washington, DC.
Quinn Snyder, our newest board member, is an emergency medicine physician in Arizona, who was part of the successful Healthcare Professionals protest (shoutout to Andrew Goldstein). In addition to advocacy and organizing experience, he is knowledgeable in healthcare financing and fundraising.
Double-boarded in medicine and pediatrics, Natalie Spicyn is a primary care physician in Baltimore and has been active in organizing healthcare workers.
An impressive group, to be sure! If you would like to join us, please message me.
Stay tuned for our further activities!
Zackary Berger (Treasurer)