Occupy Ithaca Health Care Teach In Report Back

December 27, 2011

I am part of the Occupy Education Working Group and we have been trying to organize monthly  teach ins. We held a successful two day health care event in conjunction with our Occupy Ithaca group. We had a rally on Saturday Dec. 10th on our public Commons area with speakers tying the need of Health Care to the Declaration of Human Rights as part of Human Rights Day.  This was followed by a march to the park where our group has been Occupying since early November.  We then had a heal in with some local healers providing messages and other healing exercises in 20 o weather.   On Sunday we had a local doctor speak about how Medicare for All would benefit doctors and their patients.  A long time resident of Toronto talked about the Canadian system and the myths which try to give their health care system  a bad name when in fact all of her experiences there have been very positive.  A third speaker who works at our free clinic spoke of the problems of the uninsured.  This was followed by a lively question period and a discussion of ways to get health care for all New Yorkers by promoting Assemblyman Gottfried’s bill.  We collected signatures on our petition to Governor Cuomo at all of the events and hope to get some of the participants more involved.    Rebecca Elgie

“Imagine You’ve Got Health Care” by Will Fudeman

December 15, 2011

Occupy Ithaca: Patient Need NOT Corporate Greed!

December 7, 2011

Occupy Ithaca
Patient Need NOT Corporate Greed!
A Health Care Plan for the 99%
Saturday, December 10th
2pm RALLY on The Commons
2:30pm MARCH to
3-5pm HEAL-IN

Dewitt Park- Buffalo and Cayuga St.
Taking care of each other: local healers will provide free services at the park. If you are healer, please join.

Sunday, December 11th
1:30-2pm Refreshments
Southside Community Center 305 S. Plain St.

Dr. Susan Soboroff – A doctor’s perspective
Anita Watkins – The Canadian system
Andrea Levine – Ithaca Free Clinic
Join us to discuss what’s wrong with the current system, models for a better health care plan, & services available for the uninsured.
We, the 99%, can work together to get accessible, affordable health care for EVERYONE.

Followed by :
Occupy Ithaca General Assembly
Sunday, December 11th 2- 4pm
Southside Community Center 305 S. Plain St.
Free and Open to the Public
Visit ithacaga.org/calendar for a full calendar of events
For more information contact Rebecca Elgie 607-272-0621; healthylink@earthlink.net

Activist Training Program – December 3rd

December 1, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Syracuse, New York

Le Moyne College
Bernat Special Events Room Conference Room
Noreen Reale Falcone Library
1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, NY 13214

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration $10


*Ten Myths about Single Payer Healthcare: How to Overcome Them
*Health Insurance vs. Health Care: Creating a Framework for Single Payer
*Targeting Your Message to Your Audience
*Tools for Building a Grassroots Campaign
*Coalition Building: Winning Over our Natural Allies
*Organizing for a State Single Payer Bill
*Designing a 1-Year Plan for Your Area

Alice Brody, Single Payer-New York

Bring your laptops, we are wired!


Co-sponsored by Single Payer-New York and Solidarity-CNY