Lobby Day, May 27th

As part of a National Week of Action, single payer advocates traveled to Albany to urge the NYS Legislature to support the statewide single-payer proposal (S.2370).  In addition to meetings with state legislators, a rally was held outside the Capitol.

National Day of Action, May 30th

Under the umbrella of the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care, Hunger Action Network of NYS, WESPAC Foundation and Hudson Valley Action sponsored a vigil in White Plains in remembrance of the 22,000 people who die in this country each year because they lack health insurance.  Dr. Betsy Rosenthal, from Physicians for a National Health Program, was among the speakers and the Raging Grannies performed.  This event was part of a National Day of Action, in which single-payer advocates across country held rallies, town halls, vigils and protested at insurance companies’ headquarters.