The Green Party of California has advocated for single payer, universal health ever since its founding in 1990, endorsing Proposition 182 in 1994 and SB 810 in 2011. Needless to say, we are thrilled to see the Healthy California Act SB 562 making its way onto the floor of the California State Legislature. As in the past, passage of SB 562, however, will not come easily. The insurance and pharmaceutical companies are already spreading misinformation and, although we have a Democratic majority in both houses and in the governorship, Party support is questionable. Eric Bauman, the newly elected chair of the CA Democratic Party is a longtime political operative and a former lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry. It is up to us, the voters, to speak truth to power and demand a sound and just single payer health care system for all Californians.