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Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 04:50 PM · 3 rsvpsPakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) in Booklyn , NY
Guaranteed Health Care: How are we going to pay for it?
A New York Health Act Forum on Costs, Benefits, Savings, and Your Pocketbook
The New York Health Act— single-payer health care coverage for all—could pass the state legislature this year. Wondering
how we'll pay for it? Can it really save money? Do you care about the details? This forum is for you!
Special presentation by:
Leonard Rodberg, PhD - Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies Queens College/CUNY & Co-Director Community Studies of New York
Activities for children will be provided!
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 06:00 PMElaine's house in Camillus, NY
This last year has seen a massive surge in support for guaranteed healthcare in New York State and across the nation. The New York Health Act—our state universal single payer bill—passed the Assembly for the fourth consecutive year in 2018 and a majority of NYS Senators have voiced support for the legislation. In Congress, the House has announced public hearings for Medicare for All. This is a historic moment in the fight for the right to healthcare and an important time to mobilize our communities into action.
Our phone banking mission is to generate calls to elected officials throughout the region encouraging to support of the NY Health. We'll also be inviting New York Health supporters to participate in upcoming local events. Please plan to bring your cell phone. We'll provide lists and a script! Please RSVP if you will come lend a hand with calls.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM
The Campaign for NY Health has been invited to march in the Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hills Queens!
Sign up to volunteer: march with our banner, hand out flyers to the crowd, petition for signatures and hold healthcare signsSign up here: www.bit.ly/RichmondHillNYHAShare the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/276734686559666
Meet 11am (sign up to receive location).
Parade march 12pm-2pm.
Where - Liberty Avenue and 133rd Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Route: Liberty Avenue and 133rd Street > west on Liberty > north on 125th Street > to Smokey Oval Park at 125th Street. Festival: Music and other cultural performances at Phil Rizutto Park (Smokey Oval Park) after the parade. . Celebration at Smokey Oval Park ends at 6 p.m.
Phagwah, or Holi, is the Indo-Caribbean Hindu celebration of the new year. Indo-Caribbean immigrants from Guyana and Trinidad brought the celebration to Queens, starting the parade in 1990. Every spring, the Sunday after the first full moon of the Hindu calendar, Phagwah literally paints the streets as kids and families "color" one another with dye (abrac) and powder and chase away the winter grays. The spirit — and high-jinks — are like that of Carnival.
It's a typical community parade. Floats carry beauty pageant winners, business owners, and religious and political leaders down Liberty Avenue and over to Smokey Oval Park, where there's a concert.
The difference is the bright red, purple, orange, and green dyes and powders that fill the air and coat the white clothes of revelers.
Take public transportation and save yourself a headache. Parking is very limited in the neighborhood.
- Car: Van Wyck to Liberty Avenue exit or the Atlantic Avenue exit (better). Head west toward Richmond Hill.
- Parking: Try parking on a side street between Liberty and Atlantic, close to Smokey Oval Park, or else on Atlantic. Parking on Liberty is not an option. By noon finding a spot will be very difficult, if not headache inducing.
- Subway: A to Ozone Park-Lefferts Boulevard at Liberty Avenue. Walk east along Liberty.
- Bus: Q8, Q10, Q41, and Q112
A coalition of Ulster County organizations is hosting a public meeting exploring why we need NY Health. Community leaders including Pat Strong, Rita Worthington, Claire O’Brien and Myrna Capaldi will discuss why our community needs NY Health. Everyone is invited to share stories about how the current health care system has impacted their health and care. The New York Health Act has been endorsed by the Kingston Common Council and by the town councils of Saugerties, New Paltz and Rosendale. It has passed the NYS Assembly four times. NYHA promises all New Yorkers much-needed relief from ever-increasing premiums, exorbitant deductibles and denial of care and treatment by administrators. With NY Health all New Yorkers will receive comprehensive health care, paid for by a progressive tax on income. Experts agree that most New Yorkers will pay less in tax than they pay now in premiums, deductibles and co-pays. Everyone is invited to attend and discuss this vital issue. Light refreshments will be served. Questions will be answered. To learn more about the New York Health Act, please visit www.nyhcampaign.org.