Our next President and Congress are coming after our health care …BIG TIME.
Whether you and/or your kids get your coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or an Affordable Care Act plan, they’re ALL in the cross-hairs now. Employer coverage may also be further dumbed down so that you end up in a high-deductible plan with a measly health savings account. (And that’s not even mentioning what they’ve got in mind for Social Security.)
We all have our work cut out for us for the next four years on many social justice issues, and health care will be one of the major ones and one of the first things out of the Washington chute in 2017. It’s all hands on deck time!
….Which is why we need your support of our upcoming annual gala. We’ve got to step-up our game to a whole new level – the status quo and same-old, same-old won’t cut it. We’ll be working with our union and community partners to form a united and powerful fight back, and your generous contributions will make that possible.
Individuals can support our Gala by attending and making a contribution. The suggested donation is $75, but everyone is welcome, whatever you give. If you can’t attend, we’ll miss you, but will still welcome your contribution! You can make your contribution by using the donate button here or at the door.
Your organization or union can also support our 2016 Annual Gala by:
• Joining our Host Committee
• Placing an announcement in our Commemorative Journal
• Reserving a group of tickets (at discount)
Please contact us about these methods of support.
Our gala will be held on Thursday evening, December 8th, in the auditorium at District Council 1707 AFSCME, located at 420 West 45th Street in Manhattan. We’re very excited that our honorees this year will be:
• New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, for political leadership.
• Communications Workers of America, Local 1102, for trade union leadership.
• New York Paid Leave Insurance Campaign, for community leadership.
Our keynote speaker will be Althea Maybank, MD, Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Director of its Center for Health Equity.
Looking forward to meeting you then!