This campaign is modeled on the book Swarmwise by Rick Falkvinge. To learn about this innovative method you can read an excerpt from his book, watch his TED Talk on Youtube and read a free copy of his book:
"A swarm organization is a decentralized, collaborative effort of volunteers that looks like a hierarchical, traditional organization from the outside. It is built by a small core of people that construct a scaffolding of go-to people, enabling a large number of volunteers to cooperate on a common goal. Working with a swarm requires you to do a lot of things completely opposite from what you learn at an archetypal business school. You need to release the control of your brand and its messages. You need to delegate authority to the point where anybody can make almost any decision for the entire organization. You need to accept and embrace that people in the organization will do exactly as they please, and the only way to lead is to inspire them to want to go where you want the organization as a whole to go. It is only as you release that control, the kind of control that organizations and managers have held close to heart for centuries, that you can reap the benefits of the swarm."
This is a link to Rick Falkvinge's TED Talk on Youtube.
Click Here to Read Swarmwise.
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The 28ers are working to pass a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution to forever sever private wealth from politics and create exclusive public financing for all federal elections and move our nation closer toward an actual republic. To do this, The 28ers desire to become a national movement composed of several hundred chapters, in several cities and states across the nation, each of which put on monthly events and gatherings to educate, inform and agitate our diverse communities, all suffering under this abject cancer strangling our democracy: money in politics. In a cosmic irony only Douglas Adams might admire, we strategically and ironically decided to become a political action committee (501(c)4).
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A whip count is the number of senators we have identified as those who are supporting, undecided or opposing the bill. It'll get us a good idea where to focus our efforts and win this fight.
Campaign for a Healthy California, California Nurses Association and National Nurses United worked hard to get SB 562 introduced, thank you.
It was introduced by Senators Lara and Atkins on February 17, 2017
An act relating to health care coverage.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 562, as introduced, Lara. Californians For A Healthy California Act.
Existing federal law, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), enacted various health care coverage market reforms that took effect January 1, 2014. PPACA required each state, by January 1, 2014, to establish an American Health Benefit Exchange to facilitate the purchase of qualified health benefit plans by qualified individuals and qualified small employers. PPACA defines a "qualified health plan" as a plan that, among other requirements, provides an essential health benefits package. Existing state law creates the California Health Benefit Exchange, also known as Covered California, to facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans by qualified individuals and qualified small employers.
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care. Existing law provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance.
This bill would make findings and declarations with regard to the availability and affordability of health care coverage and would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage program and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state.
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