April 04, 2017 at Legislative Office Building in Albany.
Please join the P&S and Mailman chapters of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) in Albany for the annual statewide lobby day to advocate for the New York Health Act – the bill to guarantee healthcare to ALL New Yorkers (like Medicare-for-all for New York State!)
The New York Health Act passed the Assembly in 2015 and 2016 with huge majority support. We need to pass it in the Assembly again this year and keep pushing the Senate to get this to the Governor’s desk to make health care equality a reality for New Yorkers.
FREE transportation both ways will be provided for all students who register. We hope to have a large contingent from CUMC!
If you pre-register by March 27th, the Campaign for NY Health will provide you with training materials and plug you into a team for the lobby day meetings. Because we are targeting elected officials who have not yet signed on to support the New York Health Act, we cannot guarantee a meeting with your legislator. However, we are ALSO planning Thank You Brigades to acknowledges the legislators who have sponsored New York Health and taken a stand for healthcare for all. Please be in touch if you’d like to set up a meeting with your elected official for the day at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Schedule for the day:
10:00am – Registration, Coffee and Bagels (location TBD)
10:15am – Briefing for the day (location TBD)
11:30am – Rally for universal health care (location TBD)
1 – 3:30pm – Meetings with legislators on the New York Health Act and “Thank You Brigades”
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 212-580-2554