International Women's Day to turn out Nurses, Caregivers, Elected Officials, Health Activists, NAACP, Working Families Party for East Side Rally & March

Media Advisory: For Saturday, March 8

Contact: Carl Ginsburg, 917 405 1060, carl.ginsburg@nysna.org                  

  
There's no place in NYC for Koch money or influence!!
International Women's Day to turn out Nurses, Caregivers, Elected Officials, Health Activists, NAACP, Working Families Party for East Side Rally & March
 
"2014 Kick Koch Out International Women's Day Rally" targets Koch Brothers for funding anti-women, anti-healthcare campaigns
 
WHAT: Rally & March  
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 10 am
WHERE: York Ave. (68-6th Sts.), Manhattan, to York (72nd St.)
          and ending at 740 Park Ave.  (71-72nd Sts.)  
WHO:  NYSNA, 1199SEIU, NAACP New York State
          Conference, and more than two dozen organizations
          committed to equality in NYC (listed below).
 
Background:   It is time to tell the Koch Brothers that we are closing the healthcare chapter of the Tale of Two Cities.   NYC needs a healthcare system committed to equality in accessing quality care. 
 
Rally starts at the site of the David H. Koch Center, a new healthcare facility that is part of the New York Presbyterian system, with price tag of $2 billion. There are 6 hospitals beds per 1,000 Manhattan residents; 2 per thousand in Brooklyn.   
 
Breakfast, rally, music, presentations by politicians, union officials, community leaders.     
 
The Koch brothers spent an estimated $235 million over the last several years to fight against women's reproductive rights in states across the country.  
 
Rally to proceed to the corner of York Ave. and 72nd St., Chase Bank branch, for presentations by 1199SEIU, NYSNA, NAACP, Health GAP, NY Communities for Change, NOW-NYC, elected officials and more.    
 
March continues to David Koch residence, 740 Park Avenue (between 71-72nd Streets).   
Endorsing Organizations: 1199 SEIU, New York State Nurses Association, NAACP New York State Conference, African Services Committee, ALIGN-NY, Bailey House, Center for Popular Democracy,  Community Voices Heard, Doctors for the 99%, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, Healthcare-NOW! NYC, GABRIELA-NYC, Healthcare for the 99%, Interfaith Coalition, La Aurora, Left Labor Project, Make the Road New York, Met Council on Housing, Metro New York Healthcare for All, National Dominican Women’s Development Center, National Action Network, National Organization of Women-NYC, New York Communities for Change, PhilForum, Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro, Rockaway Wildfire, Strong Economy For All Coalition, VOCAL-NY, Washington Heights Corner Project, Working Families Party.
Elected Officials: State Senator Espaillat, City Councilmember Kallos, City Councilmember Rodriguez

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