Are you already crafting a costume? Engineering your candy shute? Stringing cotton spider webs from every light fixture? That's all well and good, but do you know what's really scary? Inequity in our healthcare system. But as you all know, every season is a good season to advocate for healthcare reform.
In the spirit of Halloween, we are inviting you to join us for a holiday-themed Monthly Organizing Meeting this October 24 at 6PM. We will be decorating pumpkins with CNYH slogans to be placed around the city as a fun educational/advocacy installation! Let us know if you have any cheeky locations you'd like to see us place the pumpkins -- up the steps at city hall? Flanking the doorway of the Blue Cross building? Seated on benches at a busy park you love? We will vote on the ideas submitted at the meeting. Pumpkins and paint will be provided, but feel free to bring carving materials to use.
TLDR: join us for a Halloween-y good time on Monday, October 24 at 6PM in the new Metro Justice office, located at 389 Gregory Street, Unit A, Rochester, NY 14620. Don't forget to RSVP!
Will you come?
For some background: Metro Justice is a founding member of the Campaign for New York Health: a statewide movement to pass the New York Health Act so that we have universal, public health care in New York State. No more premiums; no more co-pays; no more deductibles. Health care is a human right.
Thanks to 6 years of organizing by everyday people across NYS, we reached a milestone towards victory in March 2021. The Campaign for New York Health and primary sponsors of the NY Health Act -- Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera -- introduced the NY Health Act with MAJORITY SUPPORT in BOTH the NYS Assembly and Senate for the first time ever.
We congratulate all of our members that kept us in the fight for the years it took to reach this milestone. We thank our entire local Democratic delegation to the NYS Legislature for listening to their constituents and co-sponsoring the NY Health Act, which has been a lynch-pin in this fight. We also know the fight for universal healthcare is far from over. We need to continue buildling power to make sure the NY Health Act comes to a vote and passes, and to ensure just implementation.
It is power of the people that got us here, and it will be the power of the people that push the NY Health Act over the finish line. Join us by attending our monthly organizing meeting! This is the heart of our efforts. After you RSVP, either our Organizing Director Mohini Sharma or a volunteer-leader will reach out to give you the information to join and onboard you 1on1.
Directions to our office:
- Our address is 389 Gregory Street, Unit A.
- We're located in the same building as the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union. Go the door on the far right side of the building, with a key pad on the door handle. Enter, go to the second floor, and turn left to see Unit A.
389 Gregory St
Rochester, NY 14620
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