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Health Care Groups, Senator Gillibrand, House Members Join National Push for Health Care Reform in 2009
Senator Commits to Being a Health Care Champion in 2009
New York, NY - Senator Gillibrand and New York members of the House of Representatives will be holding a press conference on Monday, April 13th to stress the need for the Congress to pass legislation in 2009 guaranteeing quality, affordable health care for all. The press conference follows a "health care roundtable" meeting between Senator Gillibrand and 19 leading New York City-based health care organizations to brief the Senator on the priority health care concerns of New York working families and to develop a common strategy for reform.
Senator Gillibrand and the House members will announce their strong support and commitment to fight for the reform principles developed by Health Care for America Now -- the nation's largest health care campaign. The principles are supported by over 190 members of Congress. Today's "health care roundtable" is among the over 100 events being held in 44 states during the April Congressional recess to stress that health care reform is an urgent priority for Congress when members return to Washington.
The roundtable participants are: 32BJ SEIU, 1199 SEIU, ACORN, AFSCME DC 37, AFL-CIO, Citizen Action of NY, Children's Def. Fund of NY, Comm. of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare, Community Service Soc., Commun. Workers of America, Make the Road NY, Metro Health Care for All Campaign, MoreOn.Org, National Physicians Alliance, NYC For Change, New Yorkers For Fiscal Fairness, New York Immig. Coalition, Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need, Small Business United for Health Care and UFCW.
WHAT:Press Conference on National Health Care Reform With Senator Gillibrand, NY House Members
WHO: Confirmed Speakers:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York
Dr. L. Tony Lewis, Pres., Comm. of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare
Ralph Palladino, 2nd Vice-President, AFSCME D.C. 37, Local 1549
Ana Maria Archila, Executive Director, Make the Road New York
WHERE: The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr., Room C-D, New York (cross street: W. 120th Street, entrance on Claremont Avenue)
WHEN: Monday, April 13th,