NYC Rally for Health Reform!

This Saturday, August 29 at 2pm hundreds of New Yorkers are going to gather in Times Square for a rally to support health reform and to urge federal lawmakers not to capitulate to right-wing extremist opposition to a public health insurance option.  Please join us!  And spread the word to friends, family, pets, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else who supports progressive health policy!


Saturday, August 29, 2009
Community Walks leave from locations across the city.* Walks converge for a 2 pm gathering in Times Square.

Health care reform is finally within our grasp, but special interests are spending millions every day and political partisans are spreading vicious lies to stop it. They want President Obama and Congress to fail and cave on important reforms like the choice of a public option. We cannot let that happen!

America voted for change last fall, and now we must see it through. Join hundreds of New Yorkers to walk and stand for historic health reform legislation now before Congress, and to rededicate ourselves to the mission of Senator Edward Kennedy’s decades-long fight for health care justice.

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Participating Organizations [list in formation]: ACORN, American Run for the End of AIDS (AREA), Arab-American Family Support Center, Asian-Pacific Americans for Progress, Barack Obama Democratic Club, Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Brooklyn for Barack, Center for Independence of the Disabled NY, Choices in Childbirth, Citizen Action of New York City, Coalition for a District Alternative, Commission on the Public’s Health System, Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU, Communication Workers of America Local 1180, Community Health Care Assoc. of NYS, Community Healthcare Network, Democracy for NYC, 504 Democratic Club, Disabled in Action, District Council 1707 AFSCME, Doctors for America, Doctors for Global Health, Downtown East for Obama, Greater NY Labor-Religion Coalition, Gynuity, Harlem4, Health Care for All New York, Hispanic Senior Action Council, Institute for Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30, Latinos4Change, Latinos for National Health Insurance, Make the Road NY, Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, MoveOn, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Physicians Alliance, New Space for Women’s Health, New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage, Northwest Bronx for Change, NY Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project, NY Democratic Socialists of America, NY Immigration Coalition, NY Lawyers for the Public Interest, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, NYC Central Labor Council, NYC for Change, NYS AFL-CIO, Organizing for America, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund, Private Health Insurance Must Go Coalition, Prospectors for Change, Public Health Association of NYC, Queens County For Change, Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need, Rekindling Reform, Reproductive Health Access Project, SEIU Local 32BJ, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Small Business United for Health Care, South Asians for Opportunity, Taxi Workers Alliance, Tribeca for Change, United Auto Workers Region 9A, Upper West Side Baby Boomers for Obama’s Agenda, Voterbook, WCLA-Choice Matters of Westchester County, Westchester Health Reform Task Force, Women’s City Club of NY, Working Families Party, Young Invincibles

*Community Walks leaving from hospitals, community health centers, & churches [list in formation] – check for exact time and location info.

Need more info? Check-in at, or contact, 212-925-1829

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