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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum



From Badgercare


Medicare for All:

Achieving Universal Health Care



  • Kevin Kane
    • From Citizen Action.

    • Kevin Kane, Director, Organizing Co-op Incubator (B.A. Marquette University, M.S.A.E., Marquette University). Kevin joined Citizen Action in 2011 as the Healthcare Organizer and was awarded the "Advocate of the Year" in 2012 by HealthWatch Wisconsin and the 2017 "Community Healthcare Champion of the Year" award by the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals. In 2014, Kevin spearheaded the largest concurrent grassroots referendum campaign in Wisconsin history on Medicaid/BadgerCare, with over 1 million Wisconsinites voting, showing super-majority support. He authored reports on health care and economic policy issues. He was a founding board member of the Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative which provides affordable health coverage to over 50,000 members. He grew up in Palatine, IL, and has lived his entire adult life in Milwaukee.
  • Erin Evans
    • Visiting Assistant Professor at Beloit College

    • Erin Evans earned her B.A. in English Literature and Psychology (2003) and her M.A. in Political Science (2008) at San Francisco State University, and her Ph.D. in Sociology at University of California-Irvine in 2016. Her teaching and research program is anchored to her background as a grassroots activist and labor union educator.


Forum Schedule:

6 PM-6:30 PM doors open with cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, Speaker presentation



*Community Room
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.


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This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.

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