Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

September 6, 2017

https://poorpeoplescampaign.org

Long Island Truth Commission on Poverty

When: Tuesday, September 12, 4:00pm – 9:00pm (EDT)

Where: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch, New York 11798, USA

Despite New York’s great wealth, more than 3 million New Yorkers live below the federal poverty line, and millions more struggle to make ends meet. On Long Island, 35 percent of households earn less than the cost of living. Low-income Long Islanders face challenges accessing child care, healthcare, transportation, housing, healthy food, education and living wage jobs. People of all races and genders are impacted, but women and people of color disproportionately bear the load. Why is this? How are individuals, families and our community impacted, and what is being done to respond? How can we create a more just community in which all our neighbors can thrive?

Join us on Tuesday, September 12, to hear people directly impacted by poverty and related injustices, direct service providers, advocates, faith leaders, and policy experts reflect on these questions. To attend, RSVP here. (Due to time constraints, we may not be able to accommodate all requests to testify in person on Sept. 12.) If you prefer to submit written testimony, you can do so by emailing emcneill@labor-religion.org. We are looking for testimony from directly impacted people, direct service providers, advocates, faith or other community leaders, and academics or other experts. This event is part of the Truth Commission on Poverty in New York State being held across New York in 2017 and is part of a national Truth Commission on the Right Not to Be Poor, organized as part of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5XRfXaPA-l0NTVYVy11ZXN1bFFjZ1hxNXNpXy1wYk1ITFpV/view

October 17-18, United Presbyterian Church,

42 Chenango St. Binghamton, NY

Tues Oct 17 – 7-9pm: Join co-chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis for a Mass Meeting for the Poor
People’s Campaign to learn about the inspiration, vision and
strategy of the PPC, as well as the findings of the Truth

Commission on Poverty in New York State.

Wed Oct 18 – 9am-6pm: Faith, labor and community leaders from
across NY will delve more deeply into the economic and racial
justice issues facing our state, and discuss plans for participating
in the PPC and building a moral movement in New York State.

Register today: bit.ly/FFNY2017
October 17-18, United Presbyterian Church,

42 Chenango St. Binghamton, NY

Sponsored by: Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS, Repairers of the Breach, Kairos Center, Food
Bank of the Southern Tier, Social Justice Committee – UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, NYS

Council of Churches, FOCUS Churches of Albany

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SERIES OF EXPERT PANELS ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE IN NEW YORK UNDER THE WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE PLANS

June 25, 2017

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SERIES OF EXPERT PANELS ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE IN NEW YORK UNDER THE WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE PLANS

 

For Immediate Release: 6/22/2017 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

 

State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SERIES OF EXPERT PANELS ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE IN NEW YORK UNDER THE WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE PLANS
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a series of expert panels and community roundtables about how the Washington health care plans could affect health care in New York State. The panels, which will be held across the state in late June, will feature Cuomo administration officials and experts and will encourage New Yorkers to understand what is at stake and how to best protect their families from upcoming changes to our health care system. Read the Governor’s statement on the Senate health care bill here.

“With the Senate introducing their ultra-conservative and devastating health care bill today, we want to make sure people know the facts from experts and community members about how exactly this legislation will affect the future of health care in New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “These plans will strip coverage from millions of New Yorkers and devastate our health care system, and while Congress has demonstrated an appalling lack of transparency and accountability to Americans, we are stepping up to provide New Yorkers with the facts about their health and lives.”

According to the latest estimates, the House American Health Care Act, if enacted, would put 2.7 million New Yorkers at risk of losing their health insurance and would include $7 billion in cuts from New York’s health care system over the next four years.

A full schedule of events is below:

What: Nassau County Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Hofstra Medical School (North Campus) – West 34 Medical Lecture Theater, 500 Hofstra University, Hempstead
When: June 22, 2017, 6:00 PM
Who: Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo, administration officials and leading healthcare industry experts

What: Capital Region Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson
When: June 26, 2017, 6:00 PM

What: Mohawk Valley Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Soggs’ Room, St Luke’s Hospital Campus, 1650 Champlain Avenue, New Hartford
When: June 26, 2017, 6:30 PM

What: Hudson Valley Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Catskill Regional Medical Center, 68 Harris-Bushville Rd, Harris
When: June 26, 2017, 7:00 PM

What: Finger Lakes Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Nursing, Evarts Lounge, 255 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester
When: June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM

What: North Country Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Clinton Community College, Stafford Theater, 136 Clinton Point Dr, Plattsburgh
When: June 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

What: New York City Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Hostos Community College, Savoy Manor Building, 120 E. 149th Street, 2nd FL, Bronx
When: June 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

What: Suffolk County Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Charles B. Wang Center Auditorium, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd., Suite 302, Stony Brook
When: June 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

What: Western New York Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Gaylord Cary Meeting Room, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo
When: June 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

What: Central New York Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: Chittenango Public Library, 101 Falls Boulevard, Chittenango
When: June 28, 2017, 7:00 PM

What: Southern Tier Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact New York State
Where: UHS Binghamton General Hospital, Russell Community Room, 10-42 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton
When: June 28, 2017, 6:00 PM

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Watertown NY June 10 health care organizing event

May 7, 2017

Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in participating in our June 10th event in Watertown, New York.

https://www.facebook.com/events/340980279653012/?ti=as

 

Thank you.

Sunny Aslam

 

Watertown NY June 10 healthcare organizing event

May 7, 2017


Please pass this along to anyone who might
want to get involved in our June 10th event in
Watertown, New York.
https://www.facebook.com/events/340980279653012/?ti=as
Thank you.
Sunny Aslam
spaslam@yahoo.com

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.

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