This Wednesday, May 20th at 12:00pm the New York Health Campaign will be conducting a huge virtual rally. We want to send an overwhelming amount of messaging to our NY government in Albany that NOW is the time to pass the NYHA. It’s an EMERGENCY! We need this law now. Here are ways you can join and help:
1. Join a huge Zoom – register here. Dress for it; Wear red and pin a sign to your front that bears your best message. If you are registered you will be sent zoom instructions on Wednesday morning. Be sure to log in early.
2. Send messages to your legislators on the morning of Wednesday, May 20th. Send an email to the legislators below, selecting the appropriate Senator for your home address. See sample messages below or write your own from the heart.
3. Ask your family and friends to send messages as well.
Governor Cuomo: phone: 1-518-474-8390 email
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie: <Speaker@nyassembly.gov>
Senate Speaker Andrea Stewart Cousins: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Senator P Helming (Lansing): <email@example.com>
Senator T O’Mara (Ithaca, Trumansburg, Enfield, Newfield): <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Senator James Seward (Groton, Dryden, Caroline, Danby): <email@example.com>
Over 1.5 million New Yorkers have filed for unemployment since March. Health insurance shouldn’t be tied to employment. Lawmakers must #PassNYHealth for guaranteed coverage for all New Yorkers regardless of employment status.
COVID-19 is harming low-income, immigrant, and communities of color, because of structural inequities in our healthcare system. We need to #PassNYHealth to build a truly equitable and just healthcare system for all New Yorkers.
#COVID19 shows just how underprepared our fragmented and profit-driven system is for a pandemic. We can support our frontline healthcare workers by implementing universal, guaranteed healthcare.