CALENDAR – February 2017
*Fri. Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Statewide Joint Strategy Meeting of Health Care for America Now-NYS Network (HCAN-NYS), and Renew the American Promise (RAP) Campaign; agenda includes DC update, what’s being proposed for budget and tax policy, health care, social safety net programs, immigrant rights, and Social Security, key Reps. from New York, and planning for the coming weeks and months; being held at 1199SEIU, 155 Washington Ave. in Albany; car pooling available from NYC; more info at 646-527-6612.
Mon. Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. – Congressional Breakfast Forum; featuring members of the Brooklyn Congressional Delegation; hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; at National Grid, 1 Metro Tech Plaza, in downtown Brooklyn; more info at www.ibrooklyn.com
Mon. Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. – Monthly meeting of the Commission on the Public’s Health System; agenda include overview of state and city budget proposals, update on DSRIP advocacy in NYC; at the Urban Justice Center, 123 William St. in Manhattan; more info at 212-246-0803.
*Wed. Feb. 8, 12 noon – Weekly Statewide Conference Call of HCAN-NYS and RAP; agenda includes updates on developments in Congress, action plans for Valentine’s Day and upcoming President’s Day Recess; more info at 646-527-6612.
*Wed. Feb 8, 7:30 p.m. – Health Care on the Air: “Doctors and Medical Students Mobilize to Defend Health Care”; guests include Bill Jordan, MD (National Physicians Alliance), and Kamini Doobay (Mt. Sinai Medical School; NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System); hosted by Mark Hannay; airs live on cable channels in Manhattan (Ch. 67 Spectrum, Ch. 85 RCN, Ch. 36 FiOS) or www.mnn.org; available post-broadcast at www.metroheatlhcare.net/video
*Tues. Feb. 12 – “Have a Heart for Health Care” Day of Action; use social media to tell your US Rep. to protect and improve our nation’s health care programs; more info and materials available at www.hcfany.org.
*Wed. Feb. 15, 12 noon – Weekly Statewide Conference Call of HCAN-NYS and RAP; agenda includes updates on developments in Congress, Valentine’s Day actions, and upcoming President’s Day Recess; more info at 646-527-6612.
Thurs. Feb. 16-Sat. Feb. 18 – “Health Action 2017: New President, New Congress, New Agenda”; annual national conference convened by Families USA; at the Hyatt Capitol Hill in Washington, DC; numerous speakers on various health care policy and political topics in plenary and workshop sessions; more info at www.familiesusa.org
*Tues. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Rally to “Save Our Health Care Plan, Dan!”; outside the Brooklyn office of Rep. Dan Donovan; 7308 13th Ave. in Dyker Heights; sponsored by Fight Back Bay Ridge, Staten Island Women Who March, and allies; more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/408377222837836/
Tues. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. – “Hands Off Medicare! How Congressional Proposals Seek to Undermine Medicare, and How We Can Fight Back”; guest speaker, Nancy Altman (Social Security Works); at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Sq. East, 2nd fl. Conference Center, in Manhattan; more info at www.pnhpnymetro.org
*Wed. Feb. 22, 12 noon – Weekly Statewide Conference Call of HCAN-NYS and RAP; agenda includes updates on developments in Congress, and President’s Day Recess activities; more info at 646-527-6612.
*Thurs. Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. – Monthly meeting of the Hudson Valley Access to Health Care Coalition; guest speaker Richard Gottfried (NYS Assembly); at GuildNet, 1 N. Lexington Ave. in White Plains; more info at 646-527-6612.
*Thurs. Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. — “Staten Island Healthcare Town Hall”; find out what’s the latest from DC concerning the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare; Rep. Dan Donovan is invited to attend; sponsored by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the Healthcare Education Project, and allies; at Central Family Life Center, 59 Wright Street, on Staten Island; more info at www.newyorkersforhealthcare.org
Sat. Feb. 23, 2 p.m. — “Health Professionals Protest”; outside the Brooklyn office of Rep. Dan Donovan; 7308 13th Ave. in Dyker Heights; sponsored by Progressive Doctors; more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1858299781122028/permalink/1860882614197078/?notif_t=event_comment_follow¬if_id=1487970036617245
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