We are closer than ever to passing the New York Health Act, with majorities supporting the bill in both houses of the State Legislature. This beautiful movement has been building power across the state, and it is time to go to Albany to demand comprehensive healthcare that is free from the burden of expensive premiums, deductibles, copays, and limited networks.
Right now, our state representatives are refusing to stand up to private insurance corporations and do what’s right for people. We need to be stronger than the private insurance lobby to win healthcare for all, and we’re stronger with you taking action.
We need a strong showing of grassroots support in Albany on Tuesday, April 26th! You will join community organizations, labor unions, and legislators to rally march, and conduct lobby visits to demand that elected leaders prioritize achieving meaningful reforms to advance health justice before they go on recess on June 2 to campaign for re-election. We'll do this in solidarity with the Housing Justice 4 All Coalition to demand critical housing reforms.
Can we count on you to join us? Please RSVP below no later than Monday, April 18. Your response is necessary to help us determine the logistics of transportation and COVID-19 safety. Transportation, breakfast on the bus, and lunch will be provided. Proof of vaccination, either through the Excelsior Pass, hard copy of vaccination card, or photo of vaccination card will be required to board the bus at the time of boarding.
Details for the day:
Departure time & location: We will board the bus at 5:45 AM in front of the 1199 SEIU office located at 259 Monroe Avenue. You can park your car in the parking lot in the back of the building. We will arrive in Albany by 9:30 AM.
Schedule in Albany:
9:30 AM - Arrive in Albany, preparation meetings
10:45 AM - 12 PM - Rally & Press conference
12:00 PM - Lunch, prepare for afternoon actions
1:00 PM - Postcard Petition Delivery & Drop in visits to legislators
2:30 PM - Board buses to go home
Arrival back in Rochester: We will depart Albany for home at about 2:30 PM, which means we should arrive back in Rochester by 6:30 PM.
259 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
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