Rescue Health Care Day is April 1

Volume C, No. 4April, 2000

A rally against health care profiteers and for health care for all will take place on Saturday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Washington Square Park in Manhattan. Rally speakers will include consumers, health care providers, elected officials, religious and labor leaders, and special guests. Music and entertainment will be part of the program and at 12 noon participants will “blow the whistle” on private, profit-driven health care. (Free whistles will be provided.)

The event will raise demands for quality health care for all in this important election year. It is sponsored by the Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, which Local 802 is a part of, and Rescue Health Care Day-New York City.

The rally will be preceded by a teach-in – Fixing Our Sick Health Care System – from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday morning – at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 135 West Fourth Street. Health care experts, clinicians and consumers will discuss what is wrong with our health care system, and how you can help cure it.

Guest speakers include Timothy Sullivan, MD, Physicians for a National Health Program; Al DuMont, President, NYS Society of Clinical Social Workers; Martha Livingston, Professor of Community Health, SUNY College at Old Westbury; and Nick Unger, UNITE and co-founder of the U2K Campaign.

If it rains, the rally will also be held at Washington Square United Methodist Church. Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or Q trains to the West Fourth Street station. For more information, call (212) 964-3534, ext. 44.