Please join the White Coat & Scrubs Contingent of the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington DC on Saturday June 18!
We invite you to come join with a nationwide contingent of fellow health professionals being organized from across the country in a major national peaceful event advocating for social justice, The Poor People’s and Low Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March on Saturday, June 18 in Washington, DC. You and I both know that there can never be health equity – can never be health justice – without social justice.
- Bus transport is available through the NYS Poor People Campaign from numerous locations throughout NYS and NYC, by registering here, and more nationwide here.
- We also ask you to register here so we have a sense of how many health care professionals and allies are going.
Physicians for a National Health Program, both the National organization as well as the NY Metro Chapter, are endorsers of the Poor People’s Campaign. (and unequivocally endorses single payer, both at the state and national levels). In 2021, our Chapter honored Rev. Dr. William Barber II, one of the co-chairs of the Campaign, as one of our Single Payer Champions.
We know health care colleagues from many other states are already organizing to be there. Let’s join them in large numbers in solidarity! The visible presence of l health care disciplines will be a source of great encouragement to others advocating for this social justice agenda. It will also garner much needed attention from legislators and policy makers – who all too often hear from health professionals only when we advocate for our own economic interests. And beyond that, we believe it is part of our professional responsibility to speak out in support of the well-being of the greater community, especially of the most vulnerable.
The Health Professionals meet-up is at 9:45 AM on the steps of the Capitol Reflecting Pool (toward the left side of the Pool if you stand facing the Capitol building, the North side), near the corner of 3rd St SW and Pennsylvania Ave (See below or click here for a mapped location). The Rally and March start very nearby, at Pennsylvania Ave and 3rd St SW. In addition to wearing a “white coat and/or scrubs,” bring signs or banners if you can.