Come learn how you can help grow the movement for universal health care through actions and organizing in Central New York.At this meeting we'll go over specific upcoming events and opportunities for outreach and organizing in our community including at The State Fair, recruiting business owners to endorse the New York Health Act, and efforts to build support for universal health care among doctors.We will also schedule outreach canvassing days and events for the Fall and we will go over the various ongoing volunteer roles (like data entry) and a more formal structure for our local campaign organizing committee.If you are not familiar with the New York Health Act, check out this short animation (http://www.nyhcampaign.org/piisd) or a longer video featuring Dr. Gerald Friedman about how the New York Health Act would be funded (http://www.nyhcampaign.org/study).Are you looking to be part of a strategic campaign with a plan to win? Then this meeting is for you!
Winning universal healthcare will require a broad and diverse movement of New Yorkers coming together to demand healthcare as a human right. How do we do build a movement that can win?
Social change happens when the people who are most impacted by injustice overcome their isolation and divisions, come together and develop grassroots campaigns to build our collective power. Building a base of leaders is a key organizing practice that includes engaging people in real dialogue and inviting them to join our collective work.
To build a broad base of support for New York Health, we are developing teams of Campaign for New York Health volunteer organizers have one-on-one conversations and collect health care stories in communities across New York (check out some of our Canvassing tools here!)
The first part of the training will review concepts important to organizing and an introduction to the powerful outreach tools the statewide Campaign for NY Health is using.
For the second half of the training, we will hit the streets to practice!
After completing this training, participants will:
- Have a basic understanding of the following concepts: base-building, organizing, and why one on one conversations and listening are critical step to movement building.
- feel comfortable using the Health Care Access Survey to have one-on-one healthcare conversations
- Be ready to lead a canvassing group using the Base Building survey tools!
In order to pass New York Health, healthcare justice activists need to engage and involve folks most impacted by the healthcare crisis in our work, folks who are likely not yet "activists." This training will go over the tools that can help us fight back, to win the right to health care -- and so much -- more by organizing in our communities. RSVP today!
Hosted by the Campaign for New York Health, Ulster People for Justice and Democracy, and Dutchess Progressive Action.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 1 rsvp
2 hours of canvassing for the New York Health Act (see http://www.nyhcampaign.org/ if you are unfamiliar but its basically single payer for New York state funded through progressive taxation).
We can meet at my place, which is in Senator Jacobs district, and canvaass for a few hours. The CNYH wants us to focus on Blackrock and Riverside, which is not far from my house. We can either canvass my neighborhood, or split up into teams and carpool over to Blackrock and Riverside. After roughly 2 hours of canvassing we can all meet back at my place for Pizza, Beer (for those inclined) and non-alcoholic beverages as well.
Childcare will be provided at my house for free by my fiance while we are out canvassing. Please let me know in advance if you anticipate bringing a child just so she knows if she has to babysit for hte afternoon or not.
My hope is that this will be a monthly thing where different DSA members step up to host a canvassing session. The time is really now to get out and organize if we are going to move the needle for the upcoming legislative session.
NOTE: you do NOT have to be a member of DSA to join us!
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 4 rsvps
Come learn about the Campaign for New York Health Act and how you can get involved! On Wednesday, September 13th, we will have our Buffalo Organizing meeting, with the first 30 minutes of the meeting for new volunteers or those who would like to learn more about the NY Health Act and what we've worked on so far, and at 7pm we will get into our agenda. We hope to see you there!