Black Lives Matter. As time passes since the murder of George Floyd, the Center for Medicare Advocacy mourns for him, and for all the named and unnamed people of color who have been murdered or harmed in countless ways in our country. We mourn for our country. We protest.
For more than thirty years, the mission of the Center has been to ensure fair access to Medicare and health care for all. FAIR. FOR ALL. We can’t separate ourselves from the greater fight for fairness, for justice – for all.
When Rep. John Lewis spoke at the Center’s 2019 National Voices of Medicare Summit, he urged us to always fight against injustice and not settle for the status quo, no matter how challenging the process. “Make a way out of no way,” he urged. “When you see something that is not right, not moral, not just, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something.”
We hear this call to action.
We will work to make a way through these dark times of hate, illness, and despair. We will take risks to take back our country for people who care for one another – not regardless of our different skin colors, religion, sexual and gender identity – but in honor and love for our differences. We stand against white supremacy, against prejudice. Against fear. We stand for our one human community.
Judith Stein, Esq.
Center for Medicare Advocacy