July 2020 Twitterstorm: Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

 Several pink to purple bubbles with white text are interconnected by narrow light blue lines, with the words "Racism is a Public Health Crisis" and "We demand action NOW." in the center. Text in the bubbles: "No income: #CancelRent; No health insurance: #Coverage4All #PassNYHealth; Mass evictions looming: #EvictionFreeNY; No federal aid: #FundExcludedWorkers; Homeless can't stay at home: #HouseTheHomeless; Criminalization of TGNCNB and LGBQIA+ communities: Repeal #WalkingWhileTrans; Cuts to public hospitals and long term care: #NoMedicaidCuts; Kids, parents, & teachers need education & support: FundNYSchools; Risking deportation for due process: #ICEOutofCourts; Jails are hotbeds for COVID-19: #FreeOurElders #FreeThemAll; Rich are getting richer while the rest of us suffer: #MakeBillionairesPay; Isolation is Inhumane: #HaltSolitary; No Federal Aid: #FundExcludedWorkers: Too Much Executive Power: #BudgetEquityAct

The NYS Legislature is meeting for a short session the week of July 20th in order to consider pandemic relief legislation. There are several progressive policies solutions on the table that would put New York on the road to a just recovery. New York’s billionaires made over $45 billion since the pandemic began — we need lawmakers to put people before profits and re-direct those resources to our communities and to essential workers. Please join the #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis Social Media Storm, Monday July 20, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm to make sure lawmakers hear our demands loud, unified and clear. Use our toolkit to send messages to lawmakers and to mobilize your network (toolkit is built for Twitter but works for Facebook and Instagram as well). 

Racism is a public health crisis and the NY Health Act is just one piece of a racial & economic justice agenda that significantly expands care and allows us to more directly address racism in medicine instead of spending all our time fighting bureaucracy or fighting for funding. 

The background color of the image fades from red to pink to purple. The text in white: Racism Is A Public Health Crisis We demand the NYS legislature act NOW: #NoMedicaidCuts #Coverage4all #PassNYHealth #CancelRent #EvictionFreeNY #HousetheHomeless Repeal #WalkingWhileTrans #ICEOutofCourts #FundExcludedWorkers #FreeOurElders #HALTSolitary #FundNYSchools #MakeBillionairesPay #BudgetEquityAct #LetNYVote. Call Now: NY Senate - (518) 455-2800 NY Assembly: (518) 455-4100illustrated graphic of melanated person holding sign that says #RacismIsAPublicHealthCrisis

Protecting public health requires us to transform society beyond hospital walls and health insurance. We must have guaranteed healthcare for all but also ensure housing & food security, have dignity and rights in the work we do, fund public education, have clean air and water, decarcerate ourselves and more in order to guarantee health justice. 

Please join our many coalitions and allies statewide and across issues to show the NYS Legislature that we are all in solidarity, we are full of beautiful rage and solutions, we are watching them, we will not be divided, we know that our issues are interlocking, and we need them to take action now for a just pandemic recovery. 

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What’s a Social Media Storm? An organized group of like-minded people commit to posting on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) at the same time to send a unified message to decision makers. 

We are in month 5 of this global pandemic and our most vulnerable and most marginalized are still left to suffer and die because New York State continually choses billionaires and profits over people. We know we have the resources to do better. Let’s demand better together.

Forward together, 

Campaign for NY Health team


July 20, 2020 at 1:00pm - 3pm
YuLing Koh Hsu ·
Ting Barrow Sarah Covell Kathryn Scharbach Michael Marshall David Karopkin Sarah Cole Jeremy Cash Brooke Pierce Francesca Ortolano T. Sebastian Smolenski Frances Ilozue Kira Matthews Elizabeth Rosenthal Emily Adams Helen Meltzer-krim Dawn Rowe Daniel Lugassy Kyle Weisman Ursula Rozum Miriam Schechner Paula Galowitz Mitchell Bayne Maya Doyle

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