On Saturday, April 9th, Grassroots Action NY — in coalition with the Campaign for New York Health, PNHP, NYC DSA, NW Bronx Indivisible, NWBCCC, NYPAN, Bronx Progressives, Times Up, Transportation Alternatives Bronx Committee, and the NYC Food Delivery Movement — is gathering in the Bronx to demand that the New York State Legislature pass the New York Health Act this year: for Bronx families and for all New Yorkers! The event commemorates the 54th anniversary of the Young Lords takeover of the old Lincoln Hospital that resulted in the new hospital being built.
The April 9th event will take place in two parts: a bike ride and a rally. Bike riders will meet at Bellevue Hospital (462 1st Ave in Manhattan) at 12pm noon and ride up 1st Avenue and into the Bronx. The bike ride will end at Lincoln Hospital (234 E 149th St in the Bronx), where the day will culminate in a short rally at 2:30 pm, featuring Bronx residents, healthcare workers, delivery workers, and activists speaking about the urgency of passing the New York Health Act now.
Participants can RSVP at this link, and an organizer will be in touch with you shortly.