In partnership with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP), Chinese American Planning Council (CPC), Campaign for NY Health (C4NYH), and Metro NY Healthcare for All (MNYHA), the Healthcare Working Group has been making strides in the fight for Healthcare for all. Recently, another state senator co-sponsored the NY Health Act, leaving only one signature away from a majority of senate co sponsorship (32 is needed).
On May 28th, the working group along with organizations around the city and state will be attending the joint Senate Assembly hearing in Albany on May 28th. Additionally, they will be canvassing Staten Island canvass on June 8th, and holding a pole-ed event on June 15 to educate people about the various types of Healthcare for All plans clouting the political arena.
The working group has also begun developing a plan to address the new abortion laws passing state legislatures across the country.
For more information and to become involved, email the working group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Religion and Socialism
Last month, the Religion and Socialism working group held a successful event at Union Theological Seminary on the religious roots of democratic socialism.
They will be sponsoring another panel with a similar theme at the Left Forum.
The next working group meeting will be June 11.