International Human Rights Day

By Lou Sinniger, Health Care for All Oregon
Published on the AFSCME Retiree website

Help the Community Remember that December 10 is the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights approved by the United Nations December 10, 1948.

Article 25 States:

(1)Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

(2)Motherhood and childhood are entitled special care and assistance. All children whether born in or out of wedlock shall enjoy the same social protection.

It was a time in history when people had had enough of war and social suffering. We are gathering to commemorate the belief that people need to care for one another.

It is not only unnecessary but a complete contradiction of humanity for our brothers and sisters to suffer loss of life, homes, and bankruptcy because they have no or little access to health care. And for those who have health care through their employment to suffer unnecessary loss of income or go without care while corporations, including health insurance companiesm are treated specially and have more rights than people.

Let us join together at noon December 10 at Harris Hall, County Adminstration Building at 8th and Oak, and raise our voices to regain our rights and especially our Right to Health Care

Download: the Universal Declaration of Human rights rally poster .pdf.