JOIN US TUES. JUNE 1ST to demand NYS legislators pass the Compassionate New York package of bills to respond to this public health crisis — and all that existed before it — with compassion and with sustainable solutions that meet the needs of New Yorkers, instead of profiteers and corporations.
RALLY IN NYC at Assembly Speaker Heastie's District Office:
New Yorkers Demand a Compassionate NY
Tues. June 1, 2021
1446 E Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY 10469
STATWIDE DIGITAL DAY OF ACTION
- Amplify by sharing out this Tweet, Facebook post and Instagram post.
- This event will be livestreamed on the Housing Justice for All Facebook page here.
- Use the social media toolkit here.
- Contact Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and urge them to turn crisis into #CompassionateNY today!
- Join Wednesday phonebanks for a #CompassionateNY with partners Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson. RSVP here.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COMPASSIONATE NY LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
In April, state legislators and advocates unveiled a Compassionate New York legislative agenda that will save lives and billions of dollars with three key legislative items:
- Guarantee healthcare for every New Yorker (New York Health Act)
- Stop unjust evictions (Good Cause Eviction)
- Decarcerate our state (Justice Roadmap)
“We can’t have healthy communities unless people have stable housing,” said Lucas Sanchez, deputy director of New York Communities for Change. “Good cause eviction legislation will go a long way to ensure that formerly incarcerated individuals can come home and rebuild their lives and their families. And if we can combine that with access to health care we can reimagine a new New York grounded in compassion and healthy communities rather than our current bleak reality of incarceration, eviction, early death.”
The Compassionate New York agenda would save nearly $12 billion in the first year of implementation alone. The New York Health Act would reduce total healthcare spending by at least $10 billion, Good Cause Eviction protections would save over $1.6 billion, Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole bills would save $522 million annually, restoring financial aid access to incarcerated college students will save $22 million and Clean Slate legislation will expand New York’s GDP by $7 billion.
“It’s morally just and financially responsible,” said Ursula Rozum, the co-director for Campaign for NY Health. “The pandemic has put the spotlight on how the health care system fails people in New York, especially working class New Yorkers and communities of color.”
This cross-issue agenda is needed to save lives, address systemic racism, create a more equitable pandemic recovery and allow all New Yorkers to thrive. Contact Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and urge them to turn crisis into #CompassionateNY today!
Housing Justice for All, Justice Roadmap and the Campaign for NY Health coalitions
1446 E Gun Hill Rd
Bronx, NY 10469
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