Friday, March 22, 2013
Strike Debt actions in Washington Square Park
Saturday, March 23 – at Washington Square Park & Judson Memorial Church
9:30am – 1:30pm – Health fair with free healthcare, education & legal advice.
2pm – 5pm – March and speak-outs to highlight community hospital closings -- we hope that you can stay for and/or join us at Washington Square Park in time for this important march.
5:30pm – 7pm – Continuation of health fair !
RSVP on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/147115705449521/
St. John's Queens Hospital Protest
Join us for a protest to stop hospital closings :
Place : the former site of St. John's Hospital Queens :90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Queens
Subway Directions : Take the R train to Woodhaven Blvd.
St. John's Queens Hospital has been closed for about 4 years now. At the time of its closing, St. John's and its sister hospital had debts and losses in excess of $110 million. Our debt-ridden healthcare system drives hospitals into closure.
Join us on to demand that healthcare, hospital, and medical debt be absolved, so that medical emergencies stop driving hospitals -- and people -- into bankruptcy.
Please support a single-payer healthcare system, which would be a stable way to fund hospitals and healthcare. Follow these hashtags on Twitter : #lifeordebt #strikedebt
This is a demonstration in affinity with #strikedebt. For more information about Strike Debt, please visit :http://strikedebt.org/lifeordebt/
NY1 St. Vincent's Hospital Mention
At last night's LGBT mayoral forum, the NY1 coverage of the forum and the protest outside mentioned that critics of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn hold her accountable for not doing anything to save St. Vincent's Hospital.
Link : http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/179038/quinn--rivals-at-odds-over-paid-sick-leave-at-mayoral-candidates-forum
We hope to see you this week-end.
Thank you for all that you do.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 3/22/2013 06:06:00 AM