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DUH - Demand Universal Healthcare.


DUH was born in Sue Saltmarsh's Chicago living room in 2011. At that point, DUH stood for Demonstration for Universal Healthcare and her idea was to unite single-payer activists in a demonstration on the National Mall to capture the attention of people who knew, as she did, that the ACA would fail to meet the healthcare needs of those who needed the most care. Though she was successful at obtaining all the permits she needed, the idea was shot down by other single-payer groups and in the end, due to lack of money, the Demonstration died.

But DUH wasn't dead yet. Starting in 2013, the Demonstration for Universal Healthcare became the Drive for Universal Healthcare, and toured 14 states and 33 cities in three years. DUH teamed up with Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, the couple who made The Healthcare Movie, and a core group of activists to take the film on the road. The first tour was from Maine down to Maryland and over to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois.

The West Coast tour took place in 2014, and included the entire West Coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.

In 2016, we did a short trip to Ohio, and another to Charleston, South Carolina.

Since then, Sue Saltmarsh and Donna DeWitt have both had opportunities to speak and participate in conferences. Sue has officially become a Democratic Socialist after attending the inspiring People's Convergence Conference! She looks forward to supporting third party and truly progressive Democratic candidates on the 2018 Candidates page here!

DUH continues to grow in its social media dominance - at this writing (10/2017), close to 80,000 followers strong - and we are grateful and honored by every follower's involvement. We will continue to strive to provide the most factual, reputably sourced, interesting, inspiring, and occasionally funny content on both the DUH and POP pages, as well as the DUH Group. [1]

DUH 2020 possible endorsees

Albert Lee 2020 July 5, 2019,

Universal Healthcare is a right—not a privilege. I’m proud to have the support from Demand Universal Healthcare (DUH) in the 2020 cycle.


Albert Lee vs Earl Blumenauer; Briana Urbina versus Steny Hoyer; Russ Circilione versus Frank Pallone; Jamaal Bowman versus Eliot Engel: Betsy Sweet versus Susan Collins.

DUH winning candidates 2018

DUH - Demand Universal Healthcare winning candidates 2018.


Ro Khanna, Joe Neguse, Jared Polis, Jesus Garcia, Andy Levin, Jamie Raskin, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland, Madeleine Dean, Mary Gay Scanlon, Joe Cunningham, Veronica Escobar,


As of August 18 2018:[2]

Valiant Volunteers

Original DUH-sters

DUH allies

The HJM team