The Archimedes Movement

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1 SW Columbia, Suite 860
United States

About Us

The Archimedes Movement is committed to building meaningful opportunities for engagement and direct action to advance solutions to the common challenges we face. The first challenge we will tackle is the growing crisis in our health care system. The mission of the Archimedes Movement is to create a new space for civic engagement outside of our traditional legislative and governance structures so that we can work on solutions to the common problems we face. We're starting with the crisis in the U.S. health care system. We're discussing the limitations of the current health care debate and how we change the focus of the debate to include the true causes of the health care crisis, the need to have a shared vision of where we are trying to get to and build grassroots demand for change that cannot be ignored. The responsibility to fix this system, to bring about the reforms we all know are necessary, does not belong to someone else, it belongs to us, to you and to me and to citizens in communities throughout this state and throughout this nation. This is something we can do, and it's something we must do." - John Kitzhaber, M.D.