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Assembly Single Payer Healthcare Hearings

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH
Richard N. Gottfried, Chair
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

SUBJECT:  “New York Health” bill to create state single payer health coverage

PURPOSE: Receive testimony concerning the “New York Health” bill

SYRACUSE                                     ROCHESTER
Thursday, December 4, 10 AM        Monday, December 8, 10 AM
Medical Alumni Auditorium              City Council Chambers
Weiskotten Hall                               Rochester City Hall
Upstate Medical University              “A” Building, 3rd Floor
766 Irving Avenue                           30 Church Street

BUFFALO                                         NEW YORK CITY
Wednesday, Dec 10, 10 AM      Tuesday, Dec 16, 10 AM
Roswell Park Cancer Inst.          New York University
Hohn Auditorium                        Grand Hall 5th Floor
Research Studies Center        Center for Academic & Spiritual Life
Elm & Carlton Street                  238 Thompson Street

MINEOLA                                                   ALBANY
Wednesday, Dec 17, 10 AM               Tuesday, January 13, 10 AM
Nassau Cty. Legislative Chamber       Hearing Room B
Theodore Roosevelt Executive           Legislative Office Building
and Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Avenue

PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION FOR ROCHESTER IS CHANGED FROM A PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT

Real Affordability for All: New Yorkers March for Good Jobs & Affordable Housing

I joined hundreds of New Yorkers at the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing in Manhattan.  A new coalition of affordable housing activists and labor organizations is urging the City to require more affordable housing to be built with union labor, with unions agreeing to accept wages 40% below union pay.  I marched and spoke at the rally organized by organizations like the Metropolitan Council on Housing, the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, New York Communities for Change, VOCAL-NY, and Local 46 of the Metallic Lathers & Ironworkers to support the movement for more affordable housing now.

At the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing now.

At the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing now.

With New York City Council Members Vanessa Gibson, Mark Levine, and Rosie Mendez.

With New York City Council Members Vanessa Gibson, Mark Levine, and Rosie Mendez.

With Jarod Bejamin of the Metropolitan Council on Housing I joined hundreds of New Yorkers at the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing in Manhattan. A new coalition of affordable housing activists and labor organizations is urging the City to require more affordable housing to be built with union labor, with unions agreeing to accept wages 40% below union pay. I marched and spoke at the rally organized by organizations like the Metropolitan Council on Housing, the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, New York Communities for Change, VOCAL-NY, and Local 46 of the Metallic Lathers & Ironworkers to support the movement for more affordable housing now.

With Jaron Benjamin of the Metropolitan Council on Housing

With john Skinner, President of Metal Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46, at the rally before the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing now.

With John Skinner, President of Metal Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46

Interview with WNYC Radio before the rally for the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing now.

Interview with WNYC Radio before the rally

Interview with Alyssa Katz of the New York Daily News editorial board before the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing now.

Interview with Alyssa Katz of the New York Daily News editorial board

With Bertha Lewis, President & Founder of The Black Institute

With Bertha Lewis, President & Founder of The Black Institute

With tenant activist Michael Mckee I joined hundreds of New Yorkers at the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing in Manhattan. A new coalition of affordable housing activists and labor organizations is urging the City to require more affordable housing to be built with union labor, with unions agreeing to accept wages 40% below union pay. I marched and spoke at the rally organized by organizations like the Metropolitan Council on Housing, the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, New York Communities for Change, VOCAL-NY, and Local 46 of the Metallic Lathers & Ironworkers to support the movement for more affordable housing now.

With tenant activist Michael Mckee

With Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, at the rally before the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing now.

With Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York

 

I spoke at the rally after the Real Affordability for All March for good jobs and affordable housing now.

Speaking at the rally

Donate to Preserve Hopper Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

Earlier this week I co-hosted a benefit with Friends of the Hopper Gibbons Underground Railroad Site and Lamartine Place Historic District to preserve the historic integrity of the only documented underground railroad site in Manhattan.

We’ve won twice in court to get the building’s illegal top floor removed, but the developer is appealing the court’s decision and we need your help for legal costs.

For more information and to make a donation, check out the Historic DIstricts Council website:  http://hdc.org/friends-of-hg-lamartine-pl-fundraiser Here are a couple of background articles on the issue:

Join us on the 30th and March with Pride!

June is LGBT Pride Month, a celebratory time for LGBT people and their allies.  On Sunday, June 30th, I’ll be joining thousands of people marching down Fifth Avenue for the Annual Pride Parade that ends on Christopher Street in the West Village.  It would be great if you would join me.

As the original sponsor of the same-sex marriage bill in the Assembly, I know how profoundly important marriage equality is.  But there are still vital issues facing the LGBT community.  I’m the author and prime sponsor of GENDA (Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act) in the Assembly, to protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination.  As chair of the Assembly Health Committee, I have always worked for legislation and funding relating to HIV, the particular problems of LGBT patients, and improved access to health care for everyone.  All too often, I have needed to join in denouncing anti-LGBT violence.

To join the march with me, my colleagues, and friends, please contact Jeffrey LeFrancois in my Community Office at 212-807-7900 or by email at LeFrancoisJ AT assembly.state.ny.us so we can let you know when and where we will be gathering.

See you on Fifth Avenue!

9th Avenue Food Festival May 18 & 19!

Nintha Avenue Food Festival

http://ninthavenuefoodfestival.com

The Ninth Avenue Food Festival is the oldest and largest continuous food festival in New York City.

This year, the event will feature dozens of different New York restaurants and cuisines, over 60 art booths, and many small, independent food and beverage purveyors. An entire block will also be reserved for children’s rides and games, along with two stages for live entertainment and international music.

One exciting new addition to this year’s Festival is a specially curated section called “Food Truck Park.” Food Truck Park will contain the best and brightest of New York City’s food trucks all in one city block with café tables and chairs. (ED: WHERE IS THE FOOD TRUCK PARK?)

The Festival is on Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, on Ninth Avenue from 42nd to 57th Streets. It begins with an Opening Ceremony to celebrate the Festival’s 40th-Year Anniversary. For more information, contact the Ninth Avenue Association at 212-581-7217 on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.