This beautiful movement has made unprecedented progress on making guaranteed, universal, single-payer healthcare for ALL part of the mainstream political debate.
Together, we have achieved historic movement on the NY Health Act in the NYS Legislature - introducing the bill with majority support of members in both the Assembly and Senate in March 2021; and Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins committing to working groups on the bill in August 2021.
It’s up to us to escalate pressure on lawmakers to get the New York Health Act across the finish line.
Let's get into step and make some noise to demand that our elected officials make passing the New York Health a top priority in 2022. Our lives depend on it.
RSVP to the Statewide Week of Action to #PassNYHealth! November 15-21. Let us know what you are excited to organize/host (virtual or in-person with pandemic safety measures), or let us know that you want to learn more! Campaign for NY Health organizers will provide toolkits, sample outreach materials, and support to help you have a successful action in support of the NY Health Act.
Here are some ideas of what action to organize - pick one, mix and match, or create your own action!
Speakout: organize local advocates and allies to (in person, safely) to publicly share about your experiences with the current healthcare system, how guaranteed healthcare would change your life, and what you demand of your elected officials, the media and your neighbors.
Rally: organize local advocates and allies (in person, safely), hold signs, chant or sing, and hear from speakers
Canvassing & Tabling: in-person, safely, have one-on-one conversations with neighbors about their healthcare experiences and about the NY Health Act by knocking doors, catching passersby or setting up a table with information (ie at a market, a march, event or food distribution, etc)
The goal of this week of action is to show state lawmakers the strong support that exists across the state for passing the NY Health Act. As we get closer, we will share a digital toolkit for those who want to participate online.