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.

Ithaca Community MatchUp Sunday Dec. 11th, 2-5 pm

December 3, 2016


Ithaca Community MatchUp
Sunday Dec. 11th, 2-5 pm


We are entering into uncertain times with a divided nation. It is more important than ever to build community and make sure that everyone’s basic needs are met and their civil rights ensured. No one understands this better than the agencies, institutions, coalitions and nonprofits that provide support services and advocacy for marginalized and under-served populations, as well as those organisations fighting to preserve our environment. These all serve a critical function in our community, and they must receive the support they need if we are to prosper as a society in the future.

Local Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles, a long-time community activist, recognizes their uncertainty and concern. She feels called to action, as do many others, including the Tompkins County Progressive Committee members. Anna is working on dozens of ideas, including a community event that will connect community members with local organizations. This event, which she  is calling a “Community MatchUp” will take place on Sunday, December 11th, from 2 to 5 pm, in the Space at Greenstar. There will be food, music and good cheer, and dozens of worthy local organizations!

Anna’s Community MatchUp is meant to be a matchmaking event, a quick and fun way to see what is already in place in our community, and to support existing efforts to help marginalized populations and the environment. What does each organization need to continue to support basic needs and civil rights in our community? Do they need volunteers, board members, funding, networking support?  Visitors can certainly make one-time monetary donations, but Anna hopes that people will want to develop deeper relationships. Each one of us alone cannot guarantee that all organizations thrive, but if we each adopt one or several that inspire us, and build a relationship with them, we as a community can meet critical needs as they arise.

Anna is asking each organization to bring a mailing list signup form, a volunteer signup form (where applicable), and a donation box for their table. She also asks each organization to have a one-page handout sheet that includes the organization’s name, contact information, website and a brief answer to the following three questions:
• what is the organization’s mission?
• who is the target population served?
• and what are the current and upcoming needs of the organization?
Tables and tablecloths will be provided.  Participating organizations are asked to bring any additional material they may need, as well as fun holiday decorations for their tables.

Visitors are invited to donate time and/or money. These can be given in the spirit of the holidays, in the name of a loved one or of future generations, or on behalf the planet. For those who wish, Anna will have holiday cards for donors take and give to their loved ones, in which they can describe the donation they made in honor of their friend or family member.
During the event, there will be a silent auction to raise money for organizations and initiatives in rural communities outside of Ithaca. America is facing the hard truth that we are a nation divided along urban/suburban and rural lines, and this divide has kept us suffering socially, economically, environmentally, and emotionally. Raising money for our nearby rural communities is one way we can begin to heal this divide.  
Anna says: The golden age of organizing and activism has begun and we are all invited to take part in the change that we see needs to happen. It’s time to tear down walls and nurture the values of acceptance, mutual respect, and unity. True prosperity will only manifest when EVERYONE’s basic needs are met and EVERYONE has a voice at the table of revolution.

December 11th is just around the corner, of course, so we could really use your help to make this event a success!  The entire event is volunteer-driven with zero budget, so if you or someone you know is inspired, you can show your support not only by attending, but also promoting it among your friends, by volunteering to help set up or clean up, by donating finger food and snacks for participants, or bydonating for the silent auction table.
If you would like more information about the MatchUp event, you can visit the website www.communitymatchup.org or the facebook page where you will find and be able to share the facebook event.

If you know an organization that is oriented around local basic human needs, social and civil rights, or the environment, feel free to forward this bernletter to them and invite them to apply for a table. .
If you are able to volunteer or donate food, please send an email to action@annakelles.com. If you are able to donate something for the silent auction, please fill out this form
We hope to see you and your friends at the Community MatchUp on December 11th!

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