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How will you work to create the world you envision?
Gray Panthers believe in active engagement. We believe civic participation and responsibility are fundamental to achieving social and economic justice and peace.

We work to:

Create a humane society – one that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power and democracy over institutions.
Eliminate injustice, discrimination, ageism wherever they exist. Bring together young and old, women and men of all backgrounds and orientations, to work in unison, with mutual trust and respect.
Make your voice heard!
Gray Panthers work together on the issues you believe in.

Creating a single-payer, universal health care system Protecting the environment
Promoting peace and international human rights

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UPDATE: #ProudlyRESISTING: March for Medicare for All at NYC PRIDE this Sunday!

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 @ 6:20pm

+++++ UPDATE:  MEET-UP DETAILS FOR GRAY PANTHERS MARCHING AT 2017 PRIDE PARADE  +++++


Gray Panthers are Proud to March in 2017  Parade with Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP) in The Resistance Contingent. 

Please Note Meet-Up and Registration Details :


Sunday, June 25, 2017:

Meet UP:  on the sidewalk of 150 Lexington Ave (Chrysler Bldg) next to the wall plaque for Mount Sinai just south of the main entrance.

Time:  between 9:25am and 9:40am so we can navigate to section 16 (PNHP.org, our coalition partners for single-payer, Medicare for ALL by 9:45am)

How to recognize us:  We'll hold the YELLOW Gray Panther's banner and wear RED t-shirts (to distinguish ourselves from MDs in white lab coats)
 — YOU can wear RED (or any colorful hue you like).  

PNHP members will carry rainbow umbrellas — YOU can bring a RED or YELLOW or RAINBOW umbrella (if you have one), or a sign (on yellow paper, if you have a choice), advocating this year's theme ("We Are Proud Gray Panthers ... for/against") and whatever you want to offer in favor of NYHA, Medicare for ALL, Single-Payer, Healthcare is Human Right, or against AHCA, Cutting Medicaid, Harming Medicare, etc.) Resistance is fine; signs for or against specific politicians or parties is apparently not fine.

Duration We have been told the distance is about 1.5 miles down 5th Ave to 
PRIDE(Do note the suggestions for what NOT to bring and what is recommended below ... e.g., no sticks for the signs, no bulky backpacks that might trigger concern by NYPD, ) 

If possible, please RSVP to the PNHP here so marshals can manage the staging areas:  RSVP to let us know you're coming.


DETAILS:
After the Gray Panthers meet up at 150 Lexington Ave "Mount Sinai" wall plaque, we will navigate to the PNHP assigned staging area on 41st Street between Park Ave. and Madison Ave. The section will close after 10am. NOTE: If you have not joined the PNHP group by 10:15AM, you will not be allowed to enter the staging area to march with the Gray Panthers OR the PNHP!

We are part of group #16, registered as Physicians for a National Health Program, so (if you can't find the Gray Panthers in red t-shirts) look for the Physicians for a National Health Program banner (pictured below) and rainbow umbrellas.

PNHP What to bring: You are encouraged to bring your own rainbow or brightly colored umbrella and/or your own signs about single payer healthcare, Medicare for All, or the New York Health Act (you are welcome to use our same slogan).

The march will be televised, so come ready to represent! Our group will be carrying rainbow umbrellas with signs saying "The NY Health Act Covers Everybody!" and we'd love to have you join in the fun.

Help spread the word! Use the hashtags  #ProudlyResisting #PassNYHealth #Medicare4All  And get in the fight for Healthcare as a Human Right!

GENERAL MARCH INFO:
There will be a support vehicle in the resistance segment with a first aid kit and water.

#ProudlyRESISTING: March for Medicare for All at NYC PRIDE this Sunday!

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 @ 12:20pm

PROUDLY, Gray Panthers is marching to support Medicare For All at this year's Pride March.  We're supporting the lead of Physicians for a National Health Program, and will be marching with them.  We're bringing the Gray Panthers banner, and want to have a good sized contingent.  Can you come and march with us?  Please let us know.  jkupferman@aol.com  917 535 0457

Join our coalition of Healthcare for All activists & supporters as we march with the resistance contingent leading off this year's Pride March! 

All are welcome to join!

WHEN: Sunday, June 25 - 9:45am - 1:30pm

RSVP to let us know you're coming.

DETAILS:

We will be meeting at our assigned staging area on 41st Street between Park Ave. and Madison Ave. The section opens at 8:30AM, check-in time is 10AM, and we ask you to be there by 9:45AM. NOTE: If you have not joined our group by 10:15AM, you will not be allowed to enter the staging area to march with us!

We are group #16, registered as Physicians for a National Health Program, so look for the Physicians for a National Health Program banner (pictured here) and rainbow umbrellas.

What to bring: You are encouraged to bring your own rainbow or brightly colored umbrella and/or your own signs about single payer healthcare, Medicare for All, or the New York Health Act (you are welcome to use our same slogan). We may have extra signs available: Please email GOBKNYHA-at-gmail.com if you are bringing a rainbow umbrella & would like to use one of our signs!

The march will be televised, so come ready to represent! We encourage physicians to wear your white coats. Our group will be carrying rainbow umbrellas with signs saying "The NY Health Act Covers Everybody!" and we'd love to have you join in the fun.

Help spread the word! Use the hashtags  #ProudlyResisting #PassNYHealth #Medicare4All  And get in the fight for Healthcare as a Human Right!

GENERAL MARCH INFO:

There will be a support vehicle in the resistance segment with a first aid kit and water, should you need it during the march. There will be bathroom facilities in the staging areas and you can bring food & water, but no large backpacks. The March takes about 1 – 1.5 hours. The march route can be found here.

Questions? Contact Katie by phone or text at 330-618-6379.

Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro Chapter · 8 W 126th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027, United States

Tomorrow is National Call-In Day to Save Health Care.

E-mail sent by Rick Sanford, Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 @ 3:55pm

Justice in Aging - Alert

The fight’s on. If the Senate passes AHCA, its devastating cuts will end Medicaid as we know it. Tomorrow is National Call-In Day to Save Health Care. 

Everyone needs to amplify the message that the AHCA is an attack on older adults and speak out strongly to their Senators. 

We created a toolkit with custom tweets showing state-by-state statistics and the number to call to reach Senators. All it takes is two clicks to send a tweet for your state. 

We need you to do three things tomorrow and every day you can until the Senate votes:

  1. Click through to the kit and send a tweet for your state
  2. Share the link to this toolkit with everyone you know & encourage them to tweet
  3. Make that call to 202-224-3121 and tell your Senators to vote NO on AHCA

When calling, use the stats for your state from the toolkit or information from this fact sheet on Medicaid caps.

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