Article from the Washington Free Beacon by Natalie Johnson.

U.K.-based activists aligned with the Labour Party are lobbying House minority leader Nancy Pelosi to support nationwide, single-payer health care across the United States.

The cofounder of Momentum, a hard-left political group born out of the election of U.K. opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, announced plans Tuesday to organize a phone bank in London, where activists will call Americans in California’s 12th Congressional District to urge them to support “Medicare for All.”

“I’m going to be hosting a phone bank next Wednesday, the 3rd, in my house in Tottenham in London and I’ll make some cakes,” Emma Rees said in a video posted to twitter by National Nurses United, the largest union of registered nurses in the United States.

Rees’s event appears to be part of a coordinated campaign across the U.K. to pressure Pelosi to back universal, single-payer health care. Several activists shared plans to host similar events during the 2018 Labour Conference in Liverpool.

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