Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Stroller March to Save LICH - Part Trois! - 7/11 @ 5:30pm

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Governor Cuomo is failing our neighborhoods - so we're taking it up a notch. With SUNY refusing to accept ambulances at the fully-staffed LICH ER, Methodist and Downtown Hospital ER's wait times are as long as 48 hours. And SUNY just shut down overnight pediatric care at LICH, so when kids tend to get sick, they can't get proper care. Meanwhile, developers are circling the property, waiting to get their hands on the real estate.

It's time to send Governor Cuomo a message loud and clear: we need hospitals - not condos. Our health, emergency care, and 2,000 jobs are at stake.

Please join us for Parents for LICH's biggest protest yet: We will rally at the LICH playground from 5:30 to 6ish, then hold our signs and raise our voices as we march to the Brooklyn Bridge (Adams and Tillary Streets).

At the Brooklyn Bridge, we will rally up on the big sidewalk near the entrance to the bridge. We will be done at 6:45. This event is kid and stroller-friendly. Elected officials will join also us, as will nurses, doctors and other health care workers from LICH.

Governor Cuomo is making a political decision: go with the community, or go with real estate developers. We all know LICH needs to be restructured with better management. But to close it down to build more condos is outrageous. We need to up the pressure on the Governor so he stops closing our neighborhood hospital.

The unions are also upping the pressure, with 2 rallies next week. The first is Mondayafternoon from 4-6pm outside the Governor's office at 633 Third Avenue in Manhattan. On Wednesday, they will rally at SUNY at 10amand deliver petition signatures to SUNY Chancellor Zimpher. The SUNY building is at 33 West 42nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Please come out to these rally's too if you can!

Again, our Toddler Speak-out and Stroller March to Save LICH will be this Thursday the 11th at the LICH playground (Henry St between Amity and Pacific Streets), rallying from 5:30 to about 6:00, then march to the Brooklyn Bridge. Thank you.

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