Single-Payer Strategy Conference, Jan. 13 – Jan. 15, 2017

December 10, 2016

https://www.healthcare-now.org/strategy-conference/2017-new-york/

Join Us in New York, NY!

You are invited to join hundreds of activists for a weekend of inspiration and strategy to win single-payer national health insurance! This year’s national Strategy Conference will be hosted in New York, where the Campaign for New York Health has passed single-payer legislation through the state Assembly the past two years and is closing in on legislation in the Senate. The conference also takes place one week before the Presidential Inauguration, providing space for new activists and experienced leaders alike to learn best organizing practices from around the country and analyze the challenges and opportunities facing the single-payer movement this coming year.

When: 
Rally: Friday, January 13, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Reception: Friday, January 13, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Conference: Saturday, January 14, 9:00AM-5:30PM; and Sunday, January 15, 9:00AM-12:00 noon

Conference Venues:
Healthcare Justice Rally at Trump Plaza (Friday, 4PM-5PM): 5th Ave & East 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Friday night reception (7PM-9PM): Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor, 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Saturday (9AM-6PM) and Sunday (9AM-noon) conference: AFSCME District Council 37, 125 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007

Conference flyer: Download a PDF version here. (If printing multiple copies, please use a union print shop!)

Conference Wiki: Coming soon!

Live tweets: Follow the conference (or comment on the conference) on twitter using #spscny and #singlepayer

Registration: Follow the three steps below to complete your conference registration!

STEP 1 – Please Register for the Conference

Click here to register online today! Early registration is $75 per person through Friday, December 16, after which registration rises to $85 per person. Registration includes lunch on Saturday (Jan 14th) and continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday (Jan 14th-15th), along with access to the Friday night reception at the Wyndham New Yorker and all plenaries and workshops Saturday and Sunday.

Registration does not book you a hotel room – proceed to Step 2!

STEP 2 – Book Your Hotel Room

Healthcare-NOW and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare have reserved a block of rooms at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel at $149 per night. The New Yorker Hotel is located half a block away from Penn Station. You can book a room with one queen-sized bed or two double beds at this rate, and attendees are welcome to share rooms if they wish at no additional charge. The cut-off date for getting the group rate is Friday, December 30th, but we also have limited rooms in our block and may run out prior to December 30th! You can book you room online or by phone:

Solidarity Housing and Hotel Room Sharing

Follow this link for our solidarity housing and room sharing page for the conference! Here we list everyone (anonymously) offering and seeking solidarity housing, as well everyone interested in sharing a hotel room, along with any criteria they may have (e.g. gender preference, allergies to cats/dogs, etc.). If you would like to have a post added to our solidarity housing page, or be put in touch with anyone who has a post listed, shoot us an email at info@healthcare-now.org!

STEP 3 – Support the Conference With an Ad or Name Listing in the Program Book!

Click here to purchase an ad in the Conference Program Book! Ads in the program book are a great way to show your support for the movement, to thank particular organizations or individuals, or to get the word out about your work. This year, we are seeking a small number of “Platinum Sponsors” to make a $2,500 donation that will enable us to host the opening night reception at the hotel, and comes with a complimentary full-page ad and a free registration fee.

Comments

4 Responses to “Single-Payer Strategy Conference, Jan. 13 – Jan. 15, 2017”

  1. David Berger on January 4th, 2017 5:21 pm

    How about a senior citizen discount?

  2. bharrisonspny on January 20th, 2017 9:00 pm

    Single Payer New York did not handle the logistics for the conference. You would have had to speak with HealthCare NOW. Sorry I did not respond to you sooner but I was away.

    Kind regards,

    barb harrison

  3. Fred Nguyen on January 5th, 2017 5:14 pm

    Hello,
    I’m interested in filming some of the conference session on Saturday.
    I have a public access cable program on Comcast in New Jersey (Essex-Union) called NJ Video Collective every week on Fridays.
    I’m also a former WBAI radio NYC news reporter (Sunday News)
    Would you consider a press pass for that day?
    Thanks for letting me know
    Fred Nguyen
    973-703-2068

  4. bharrisonspny on January 20th, 2017 9:03 pm

    Hello Fred,

    Sorry I did not get back to you sooner. I’ve been out of town. I don’t think there would have been a problem filming. The person you would have had to contact and still is Ben Day. He is the organizer for the conference and HealthCare NOW. Healthcare-NOW! | 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108 | info@healthcare-now.org | 215-732-2131

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me again.

    Kind regards,

    barb harrison

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