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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 07:00 PMMt. Sinai Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center in Manhattan, NY
You're invited to the:
PNHP - NY Metro Annual Membership Meeting
Post-Election Town Hall on Single Payer:
Where Do We Go From Here?
Tuesday, December 11, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Mt. Sinai Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East @ E. 14th Street, Conference Room 2, Manhattan
All PNHP-NY Metro forums are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE
Oliver Fein, MD, Chair, PNHP – NY Metro
Katie Robbins, MPH, Director, Campaign for New York Health
Roona Ray, MD, Board member PNHP – NY Metro
Alec Feuerbach, Mt. Sinai Med Student, Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP)
The campaign for single-payer healthcare is on a roll, locally and nationally! Last month, years of hard work by our movement paved the way to elect dozens of state Senators and U.S. Congresspeople nationwide committed to this issue. A solid majority of the incoming New York State Senate has expressed support for the New York Health Act. The New York City Council is poised to pass a resolution supporting the bill, following last Thursday's hugely successful rally of 150 people and testimony by 50+ advocates. Fearing our success, the powerful insurance industry and their allies are deploying their enormous wealth to wage a counter-campaign of fear-mongering and lies to stop our movement.
Join us for a lively discussion of the gains we've made and the strategy to defeat the profiteers and move forward toward victory. You'll hear about the campaigns underway to organize physicians, med students, small businesses, communities of color and immigrants, and our plans for grassroots education, canvassing, media work, and direct action to inform and organize many sectors of the public around the state.
We also want to hear your thoughts on strategy, creative ideas, and commitments to join the work.
Help spread the word on Facebook.
The NEW YORK HEALTH ACT passed overwhelmingly in the NY Assembly the last 4 years in a row. For the last 2 years, the NY Senate was only one cosponsor shy of majority support in the Senate. The midterm elections saw gains in legislators supporting a single payer, expanded MEDICARE-FOR-ALL type system at both state and federal levels. Fearing our success, the powerful insurance and pharmaceutical industries and their allies are deploying their enormous wealth to wage a counter-campaign of fear-mongering and lies to sow fear, uncertainty and doubt (a FUD campaign) to stop our movement.
Where do we go from here?
Please join us on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for a discussion of the gains we've made and a look ahead at how we can defeat the profiteers, get the New York Health Act up for a vote next year, and also advance the movement for a national single payer universal healthcare program!
We want to hear your thoughts on strategy, creative ideas, and commitments to join the work. Feel free to share your personal healthcare story and volunteer for one of our committees or events if you can.
The goal of bringing single payer healthcare to every New Yorker that seemed “impossible” just a few years ago is finally within sight. Now is the time to press even more towards the goal of making NY the best state in which to live and do business. Support is steadily growing and every additional voice adds to the momentum and makes a difference.
Join us at:
Rapha Family Wellness Center
3610 Main Street
(across from UB South Campus, west of Bailey Ave, east of the Amherst Theater)
Parking in front of the Wellness Center is limited, but there is parking on nearby side streets as well as the University Plaza to the west.
Please RSVP to help us plan for refreshments and distribution of printed materials.
WNY Healthcare for All
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:30 AMUnion Square Holiday Market
Last year we gained 50 businesses that support the NY Health Act just by stopping at the Holiday Markets! Join volunteers from Physicians for a National Health Program, the Campaign for NY Health and allies to canvass the holiday markets at Union Square! No experience necessary - we will have a quick training and can provide materials before we split into groups to canvass the market.
Union Square Holiday Market
Wednesday December 19th
10:30AM - 1:30PM
Please RSVP below for more details.
Happy Holidays are even happier knowing that we have a fighting chance to get the New York Health Act up for a vote next year! Now is the time to double down on learning about the Act, and telling our representatives AND Governor Cuomo how important this legislation is to our lives. We're holding our December meeting at Equal Grounds to make it easy to find and fun to attend -- bring friends! This meeting marks the beginning of a great new push for universal single payer health in New York. Come join us for conversation, information and inspiration! The event is free, but we'll all be buying our own coffee and goodies. Equal Grounds makes great coffee, and is on South Avenue about half way between Goodman and Clinton. I can't wait to see you there.
The Saratoga Health Committee will have its monthly meeting to discuss our agenda to promote and support the NY Health Act and single payer. We will discuss organizing to attend the day of action which the NY Health Campaign plans for January. Everyone is welcome.
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 08:00 PMZoom Video Conference (join by computer or phone; video is optional)
Please RSVP at bottom or here: www.nyhcampaign.org/boss_012819
Please feel free to share widely the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744380292587102/
Our calls are via the Zoom Video Conference Platform. You can join via the internet, without or without video feed; or you can join by dialing in (note that you won’t be able to see any screensharing or see the chat thread if you dial in).
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