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  • donated 2023-11-01 10:01:41 -0400

    Matching Fund Opportunity - Fall 2023

    PNHP-NY Metro’s Advisory Board has stepped up to launch a Fall Matching Fund - every dollar donated below will be matched, up to $20,000!

    Please donate below!
    This matching-gift opportunity has been made possible thanks to our incredible
    Advisory Board. Made up of an inspiring team of physicians, activists, researchers, social workers, nurses, students, and more, our Advisory Board is essential to the smooth functioning of the NY Metro Chapter. With contributions ranging from political expertise to fundraising prowess and networks that empower our programming, we could not be more thankful for their participation in our work.

    In light of the financial challenges currently facing our Chapter, our Advisory Board has taken action to raise the essential funds required to continue our advocacy efforts and sustain our invaluable staff members, Morgan Moore and Mandy Strenz.

    Morgan and Mandy are the backbone of our Chapter, and having two dedicated full-time staff members has significantly boosted our capacity to advance our mission. Over the past year, their efforts have led to significant accomplishments, including:

    ūüéĮ Developing and executing a Universal Healthcare Legislative Advocacy Fellowship to train a new generation of health workers and students to be leaders in single payer advocacy.
    ūüéĮ Increasing outreach to professional organizations and unions, and strategizing with coalition partners to promote the NY Health Act.
    ūüéĮ High quality monthly educational forums with focuses ranging from lessons to be learned from the Indian Health System to the current attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community and the resulting health challenges, especially to the transgender community.
    ūüéĮ Enhancing collaboration with movement partners to advance health justice initiatives.
    ūüéĮ Creating relationships with state and federal legislators to educate them about the dangerous attempts to privatize Medicare that are diverting public tax dollars away from care and into corporate pockets.

    Picture of the PNHP NY Metro Single Payer Champions and Community Activist Award recipients of 2023

    Please consider contributing to the Matching Grant below - keep in mind that for each dollar donated, your contribution goes twice as far, thanks to the generosity of our Advisory Board. As always, donations are tax deductible and go directly to supporting our programming and maintaining both Morgan and Mandy on our team. We cannot carry on this work without your support.

    To contribute by check - please make checks payable to PNHP NY Metro, write "Match" in the Memo/For line, and mail to:
    PNHP NY Metro 310 W. 86th St. #6B, New York, NY 10024


  • donated 2019-11-01 11:24:18 -0400

    Student Advocacy Fund

    $1,350.00 raised
    GOAL: $12,000.00

    Donate today to send a student to the Annual PNHP Leadership and Advocacy Training and National Conference in Philadelphia in November! 

    This fund will also support our 2019-2020 Student Fellows, who coordinate the statewide network of 11 NY-Metro area SNaHP chapters who have been instrumental in building momentum for Medicare for All.

    New York students have placed op-eds in the NY Times (first pro-single-payer piece in a decade!), Business Insider, City and State NY, Albany Times Union, Syracuse.com and more. 

    They organized a national SNaHP conference in March, drawing over 150 health professional students to New York City.

    They were a major part in organizing the ‚ÄúPharma Greed Kills‚ÄĚ protest at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals against price-gouging and for single-payer with tough price negotiations as the solution.¬†

    By contributing today to the Student Advocacy Fund, you can give students an experience that will have a profound impact on their careers, advocacy for their patients, and the future of healthcare in the U.S.





  • endorsed 2017-04-08 10:54:49 -0400

    Endorse New York Health

    Join a growing list of endorsers including the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics-District II, Doctors Council/SEIU, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU, National Physicians Alliance-NY, Doctors for America-NY, 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East, IATSE Local One, New York State Nurses Association and the New York State AFL-CIO. 

    We urge the New York State Assembly and Senate to enact Assembly bill A. 5062 (Gottfried)/Senate bill S. 3525 (Perkins)

    WHEREAS, Every person in New York State and in all the United States deserves access to affordable, quality health care; and

    WHEREAS, There is a growing crisis in health care in the United States of America, manifested in rising health care costs, increased premiums, out-of-pocket spending, decreased international business competitive-ness, and massive layoffs; and

    WHEREAS, As of May of 2009, approximately 2.6 million New Yorkers lack health insurance; and

    WHEREAS, Those uninsured now often experience unacceptable medical debt and sometimes life threatening delays in obtaining health care; and

    WHEREAS, Sixty percent of all personal bankruptcies are linked to medical bills; and

    WHEREAS, The increasing expense of Medicaid and the rising costs of insuring state employees and teachers can best be met not by limiting benefits, but by eliminating the administrative waste and profiteering created by the private health insurance industry which consumes approximately 30 percent of the United States’ health care spending; and

    WHEREAS, the New York State Legislature appropriated funds for a state-sponsored cost benefit analysis of the various ways the state could provide health care to all its residents. The Governor's report concluded while providing universal comprehensive quality health care, a single-payer system is the only plan that would reduce health spending billions annually by 2019 below projected levels; and

    WHEREAS, Senator Perkins and Assemblyman Gottfried have introduced the New York Health bill, A. 5062 / S. 3525, which if implemented would provide a universal, comprehensive, single-payer system of high quality health insurance for all New Yorkers with their choice of medical provider regardless of their health, income or employment status; and

    WHEREAS, In adopting a state single-payer plan, New York would be following the path being pursued in other states such as Vermont and California to develop universal health care alternatives to the recent federal legislation which is expected to maintain costly private insurance that does not end medical bankruptcies and denials of necessary care, now, therefore, be it

    RESOLVED, That the New York State legislature be and hereby is respectfully memorialized to enact A. 5062 / S. 3525 the New York Health bill.

    Submit endorsements to [email protected] or mail to PNHP NY Metro 220 5th Ave, 2nd Floor NY, NY 10001