Fund Healthcare Not Police!

The murder of Daniel Prude by RPD in response to a mental health crisis call could have been prevented. It could have been prevented if we had a comprehensive, public mental health system in which trained mental health professionals respond to such calls, rather than inherently violent and racist law enforcement.

At the same time that Daniel Prude's murder has been a deeply disturbing and tragic example of the inadequacies of our mental health system, COVID-19 has also highlighted the deep inequities in our healthcare system overall. Black and Brown workers have disproportionately filled essential jobs like bus drivers, grocery store workers, health care providers and more, while most work-from-home jobs have been filled by middle-income white people. This of course occurs while Black and Brown community members are disproportionately uninsured and white health insurance CEOs rake in huge profits. These problems are secondary to the larger societal problem: our politicians continue to prioritize maintaining the status quo instead of fighting for equity for Rochester's Black and Brown people. We say no moreIt is time to defund the police and fund healthcare for all. 

Join us for a (physically distanced) workshop, followed by a call to action, at 2 PM on Saturday, October 10th at Genesee Valley Park to kick off our huge statewide push to force the New York Legislature to finally pass the New York Health Act: “Medicare for All New York” legislation that provides universal, comprehensive health coverage (including dental, eye, and mental health) paid for based on income; no premiums, no co-pays, no deductibles. Under New York Health, the obscene profits, hidden promotional costs and multi-million dollar salaries now going to insurance executives will be plowed back into actual health care, so that no one will be shut off from needed care and no one will have to choose between healthcare, rent, or food on the table. Universal healthcare could also create the comprehensive mental health system we need to respond to mental crises without law enforcement. 

We can do this! But we need to create a huge wave of public interest now, and be ready to act when the legislature goes back into session in January. Put October 10th on your calendar now, and commit to bringing essential health care to essential workers, and all New Yorkers. Black Lives Matter. Health Care Matters. RSVP below! Let’s get this done. 

WHEN
October 10, 2020 at 2pm - 4pm
WHERE
Canalside Shelter at Genesee Valley Park
1000 E River Rd Rochester NY 14623
Rochester, NY 14623
United States
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CONTACT
Mohini Sharma · · 585-623-9633
27 RSVPS
Judy Kiley Gary Thomas SR Marybeth Knowles Deborah McKinzie Cheryl Winchell William Forrest Jonathan Hardin Smalls Smalley Alberto Martinez Gutierrez Maura Denning Jennifer Maxa Alice Carli Robert MacFarlane Randi Diantonio Matthew Macintyre

Who's RSVPing

Judy Kiley
Gary Thomas SR
Marybeth Knowles
Deborah McKinzie
Cheryl Winchell
William Forrest
Jonathan Hardin
Smalls Smalley
Alberto Martinez Gutierrez
Maura Denning
Jennifer Maxa
Alice Carli
Robert MacFarlane
Randi Diantonio
Matthew Macintyre

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