Solidarity in the Health Care Struggle: A Message From the Truthout Team

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)

Dear Readers,

At this moment of crisis, with the health care of 24 million people on the line, we at Truthout know that we’re all in this together. With less than a week to halt the bill that Republican senators are duplicitously developing in Washington, we know this is a critical time for our readers’ communities, movements and families. Like many of you, we could very well lose friends, family members and even staff members if this bill comes to pass.

At Truthout, we pride ourselves on creating an accessible workplace for our chronically ill and disabled staff members. We see what they and others are already up against in this society, and we are determined to do everything in our power to fuel efforts to protect them and other at-risk individuals from this act of state violence.

We are writing today to let you know that you are not alone in this fight. Journalists working on this front of struggle support you, and your efforts to make change. We prioritize stories that we believe will help sustain and uplift movements, and we know that the wellbeing and lives of millions are presently on the line. We will do all we can to deliver stories that will aid this struggle during the next week, and we intend to continue to speak to the truth of this moment: that all people are entitled to health care, and that any attempt to strip our communities of what care they have is a fundamental violation of their human rights.

In solidarity,

The Truthout Team