While NYC’s population continues to grow, healthcare resources continue to be concentrated in the wealthy neighborhoods of Manhattan. Meanwhile, hospitals and clinics in Brooklyn that serve working people, immigrants, and people of color are being shut down.
There are more humane ways to balance the budget than closing public hospitals or cutting social services like Medicare and Medicaid. One way to balance New York State’s healthcare budget would be to implement a universal, single-payer healthcare system in New York such as New York Health.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
- Keep LICH open as a full-service hospital
- Put a moratorium on hospital closings
- Demand democratic, community input into healthcare planning throughout NYC
Wed, July 24th
March and Rally
4pm Assemble @ Cadman Plaza
March across Brooklyn Bridge
5pm Rally @ Foley Square
Come wearing black
Brooklyn Hospitals are Under Attack – March and Rally to Keep Interfaith Open for Care!
Tuesday, June 25th
6pm – Assemble at Interfaith Medical Center
1545 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
March to King Emanuel Baptist Church
342 Malcom X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11233
From 7-9pm @ King Emanuel Baptist Church – Speakers include Rev Al Sharpton and more!
For more info check out this article on Interfaith on last week’s events.
The Left Forum hits town this weekend! June 7-9th at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, NYC
There are going to be a number of great panels discussing issues all across the board. Below is a list of Healthcare related panels.
See the full list here. Ticket info here.
SATURDAY 10:00am – 11:50am
Session: Session 1
||Environmental Genocide: Politics and Public Health
||Dr. Margaret Flowers Secretary of Health for the Green Shadow CabinetMarsha Coleman-Adebayo Green Shadow Cabinet
Walter Tsou Physicians for a National Health Program
Rue Stevens Environmental Activist
SUNDAY – 10:00am – 11:50am
Session: Session 5
|| Health Care Struggles in Embattled Communities Matt Anderson Department of Family & Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Robb Burlage Community & Labor Health Study Group
Shepard P. McDaniel The Peoples Survival Program
Cleo Silvers Selikoff Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Alondra Nelson Department of Sociology, Columbia University
Joaquin Morante Occupy Sandy Medical Relief
Toni Lewis Healthcare Division, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Johanna Fernandez Departments of History & Political Science, Baruch College/City University of New York (CUNY)
SUNDAY – 3:00pm – 4:50am
Session: Session 7
||No More Budget Cuts on Our Backs! Fight Back with a Robin Hood Tax!Jennifer Flynn Chair, Health GAP and U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign
Francesca LoBasso National Nurses United
Amanda Devecka-Ranier National People’s Action
Rally To Save SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Thursday May 9th @ 4:15 pm
Please join hundreds of Brooklyn Clergy, residents, patients and Downstate workers at a RALLY TO DEFEND SUNY DOWNSTATE (More info here)
4:15 pm: Interfaith Service at Mt. Zion Church of God, 203 E 27 St, Brooklyn [MAP] (Betw. Church Ave and Linden Blvd) SUBWAY:No. 2 to Church Avenue Station.
5 pm: March to Rally at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 470 Clarkson Ave [MAP]
To download a flyer to promote the event, please CLICK HERE.
12Noon – 5:30 – Assemble in Union Square
5:30PM – March to City Hall
12N – 5:30pm – Assemble in Union Square
Healthcare for the 99% will be tabling in Union Square (southwest corner of the park) from 12Noon until the march starts at 5:30p. All healthcare advocates are welcome to join us! – Everyone will have to bring their own tables.
5:30pm – March for Healthcare as a Human Right
~ In solidarity with the larger May Day march ~
March departs at 5:30pm from Union Square to City Hall
Bring your signs, banners, and chants – as we march together with one message that unites us all – Healthcare is a Human Right!
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For a full schedule of May Day events go to:
Join Strike Debt, Healthcare for the 99%, Occupy Town Square, and MANY others on March 23 for a day of free healthcare, radical education and a march to highlight community hospital closings.
In response to our broken and bankrupt health care system, Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee initiative has just made a big announcement: Strike Debt has bought and abolished $1 Million in medical debt. They are using this “buy” to highlight the profound inhumanity and inequality of our medical payment system and to create a vision of a world where healthcare is truly treated as a right.
Event info here.
@Washington Square Park
9:30am – all day: Free education, legal advice, performances and music
2pm – 5pm – Rally & March to highlight community hospital closings
9:30am – 1:30pm: Health Fair w/ medical practitioners donating services
5:30pm – 7pm: Continuation of health fair
This action is part of a week of actions all around the country declaring a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”.
Hashtags for the action: #lifeordebt #M23 #strikedebt
THURS, MARCH 21 - It’s time to take our message to the streets –
U.S. Healthcare – It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”.
Join Strike Debt, Healthcare for the 99% and allies for an important day of action!
4PM – Assemble in Bryant Park
4-5PM – RALLY & Speak-Out
5PM – MARCH!
Facebook Event: Strike Private Health Insurance – March and Rally
Download and Print Fliers:
Full Sheet Flier, 1/2 Sheet Flier, Spanish Flier
Hashtags for the action:
#lifeordebt #M23 #strikedebt
JOIN US on Saturday, March 23 - Life or Debt: A Day of Free Healthcare & Education
A MESSAGE FROM STRIKE DEBT:
Today, when you buy health insurance, you’re making a bet that doesn’t pay off. And it’s not just a bet with money, it’s a bet with your life. In response to this broken system, Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee initiative has taken action: we have purchased and abolished $1 Million of medical debt.
These actions are part of a week of actions all around the country declaring a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”.