Tell NYS Lawmakers: Put People First in Pandemic Recovery #PassNYHealth!

The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis that puts all of our lives at risk. Many of us who lose our jobs will also lose our health insurance just when we may need it most. The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of the current healthcare system and why we must create a system that guarantees care for everybody — regardless race, age, or employment status.  

The New York Health Act [A6058/S5474] will provide comprehensive, universal health coverage — including long-term care — for every resident of New York. You and your healthcare providers will work to keep you healthy. New York Health pays the bill. And health insurance coverage will no longer be tied to our jobs. 

Thanks to the grassroots movement across the state, the New York Health Act has been reintroduced for the first time with majority support in both the Assembly and Senate. Even with this historic milestone, the bill faces an uphill battle with well-funded corporate opposition working hard to block it. They have the money, but we have the people.

In just a few minutes, you can make a huge impact on the campaign to win guaranteed healthcare. Use this simple online tool to call, email and tweet at your elected officials in the Senate and Assembly, asking them to pass the New York Health Act this year. Passing the NY Health Act has never been more urgent.

Follow the simple steps to call, email, and tweet your Assembly Member and State Senator. 

Click here to contact your state legislators today!

*You'll receive a call from 518-535-3495 that will provide you guidance on what to say to your officials, and then patch you through directly to them.

Thank you for contacting your state legislators urging them to support the New York Health Act — guaranteed healthcare for all New Yorkers!

Please encourage others to act by sharing on social media. Together, we can win guaranteed healthcare for all in New York! #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

Thank you for taking action for the New York Health Act!

In a moment you will be patched through to your State Senator and Assembly Member's offices. Then you can give them a message including the following:

1) Give your name and address, emphasizing that you are a constituent.

2) Tell them you are calling to ask they cosponsor the New York Health Act and to help pass the bill as a response to the COVID pandemic. New Yorkers elected a new majority in the state Senate to see movement on this legislation. It's time to start the process to pass and implement universal, guaranteed healthcare in New York State. 

3) Add a personal message: why is guaranteed healthcare important to you, especially in the midst of the pandemic?

Thank you again for making your voice heard!