Welcome to Whole Washington. We’re working on a ballot initiative to bring single-payer healthcare to Washington State.
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We’re a grassroots coalition of healthcare professionals, activists and organizers with a common belief that healthcare is a human right, and Washington should be doing more to provide the best level of care to all residents.
|Georgia Davenport has political campaign experience both with candidates and initiatives. In 2008 she worked on the Martin Heinrich campaign in New Mexico. In 2016, she volunteered with the Bernie campaign and had the unique job and great privilege of driving Bernie surrogates like Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover during the DNC in Philly. Most recently, she was the phone bank organizer for I-735.
She is the Interim Campaign Director for Whole Washington.
|Vivian Queija’s first year in college was spent in England, where she learned the ease of Britain’s National Health Service. When she returned to the states, she worked her way through college starting as an inpatient EKG technician, then as a Unit Services Coordinator in Critical Care, and finally an out patient Patient Care Coordinator at Harborview Medical Center.
After having two daughters of her own, and helping her mother die with Hospice, she can honestly say she’s experienced life and death through our medical system. While she left work in the medical field to become a Geographer, there is no way she could escape her past twenty-year history in the profession.
Currently, she is advocating for a brother-in-law with stage-four cancer and a mother-in-law with dementia in long-term care. In all her encounters, whether personal or advocating for family and friends, she hears medical professionals and patients complain there has to be a better system.
Vivian is Whole Washington’s Treasurer.
|Vicki Rhoades, ND, is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (1978, Biology) and Bastyr University (2006, ND). Her many careers include numerous low-paying non-technical jobs without health insurance benefits, and she is unhappy that this is still true of many 21st century workers. She is committed to the project of health care for all.
Vicki is the Outreach Director for Whole Washington.
|Father, Husband. Went to school for philosophy (university of WA) and now I work for a train company — Interests include Labor Law, TILA, Unions, Paid Family Leave, Healthcare, Philosophy of Science, Fantasy Football and Open Government–Researcher for Progressive Army.
Andre Roberge is the Social Media Coordinator for Whole Washington.
|Haylie, with her husband, are local business owners, managing a restoration company.
As a mom of a special needs child she since 2010 has been heavily involved with Hydrocephalus Support Group (HSG) at Seattle Children’s Hospital. As leader of HSG for two years she helped raise money for research, advocated for children, and worked with parents to connect them with resources and access to quality health care services for their child. This spurred her involvement in legislative advocacy for health care rights. Haylie worked with and traveled for Bernie Sanders campaign from 2015 to 2016. Haylie is Whole Washington’s Secretary.
|Erin Georgen is a Physical Therapist Assistant and a design/marketing small business owner. She served in the US Coast Guard and has worked in the military, the for-profit, and the non-profit health sector totaling 14 years. She had an opportunity to expand her perspective of the healthcare and insurance industry while doing creative work for ObamacareFacts.com where she researched, fact-checked, and answered questions about provisions and implications of the Affordable Care Act (and related legislation) on different individuals and families. Recently she was also appointed Secretary for the Third LD Democrats.
Erin is the Legislative Outreach Director for Eastern Washington and a Board member.
|Leslie A. Zukor has struggled with underinsurance since she was a teenager diagnosed with a chronic illness. Her firsthand experience with the outrageous cost of prescription drugs, along with the discriminatory practices of private insurers, have convinced Zukor that single-payer is the only reasonable solution to our health care crisis.
Starting in college, Zukor has worked on causes as diverse as secularism, disability rights, and healthcare. She founded the Freethought Books Project, which garnered national media attention, and has organized lectures with bestselling authors on topics of political and social concern.
Leslie is currently the acting Secretary of the Washington State Democrats Disabilities Issues Caucus. She has past experience on a national nonprofit, serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Secular Student Alliance from 2010 to 2012.
Leslie counts her experience with the Bernie Sanders campaign as among the proudest of her activist tenure. She volunteered at the Capitol Hill Bernie Sanders campaign office in Seattle, raised over $3,000 to support the endeavors of a Bernie-backing artist, and was a Sanders delegate at the 2016 Washington State Democratic Convention. During the campaign, Leslie received media coverage from Reuters, Getty Images, Fox News, KUOW, and The Seattle Times, as well as numerous other outlets.
Leslie is a member of Health Care for All – WA and Health Care Is A Human Right, and has twice spoken at Bernie Sanders-backed healthcare rallies at the Washington State Capitol.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
Leslie is the President of the Steering Committee.
|Pam Keeley is an RN of 45 years and has a long career of advocating for human rights. She sees sound health as the foundation of a meaningful and productive life and believes health care is a basic human right.
“The political establishment working in concert with the healthcare industry has shown repeatedly that they have one, over-arching priority: profit for CEOs and dividends for shareholders. We no longer accept this grossly unjust equation. We’re upholding our part of the social contract, it’s time now for the most prosperous in our state to do theirs so that all members of our human family can have the health care they deserve.”
Pam is a Board Member of Whole Washington.
-RN 45 years
|Susan Soto Palmer
Susan has over 23 years of experience in the legal profession as Legal Assistant; Office Administrator; Litigation Paralegal; Texas Attorney General Child Support Special Collections Unit Technician Specialist and Secretary/Receptionist. She has worked for general litigation firms, family law firms and a catastrophic personal injury law firm. Susan studied Criminal Justice at San Antonio Community College in San Antonio, TX; received her Associate in Applied Science in Professional Legal Secretary from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, TX. Susan discovered this beautiful state and region in 2010 and thereafter relocated from Texas. The 2012 presidential election enlightened, inspired and activated Susan into action. Susan was empowered to knock on doors, attend community events, rallies and vigils as part of her involvement with grassroots organization. Susan ran for the 14th Legislative District Representative Position 1 in 2016, being inspired after a meeting with Bernie Sanders. On March 24, 2016, Susan had the incredible honor of introducing Bernie Sanders to an astonishing crowd of 7,000 in Yakima. Susan was also elected to serve as a Party Leader and Elected Official National Delegate for Bernie Sanders for the 2016 DNC. Susan believes that together we can champion for culturally responsive policies which support families, place education at the forefront, promote safe, strong and economically viable communities and provide quality healthcare for all. Susan’s experience also includes in part the following:
Susan is a Board Member for Whole Washington!
A few FAQs before you email us! Right now we are just starting up, so we don’t have the initiative language written. We are fundraising for an important study to complete the funding portion of the ballot measure. This study is going to be done by Gerald Friedman, Bernie Sander’s campaign economist. Until that is finalized, we are building coalitions and a base of volunteers to get petitions signed when we are ready! Thanks for your interest! Sign up to volunteer now: