Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween-themed Save LICH rally

The Cobble Hill Halloween Parade is October 31st, but there's a chance to give your Halloween outfit a pre-holiday test drive with word from Brad Kerr, one of many locals fighting hard to keep our hospital open.

Halloween is scary. But it’s even scarier to lose your neighborhood hospital. This Saturday, join our Halloween-themed rally to protest Governor Cuomo’s truly frightening plan to close LICH.  Meet at the LICH playground at 10:30 a.m. — and dress up as a ghost or another scary thing that might happen if Cuomo succeeds and we lose LICH. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 19th
TIME: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: LICH Playground
ADDRESS: Henry Street between Amity and Pacific

A lot of people aren’t sure what’s happening now with LICH. The good news is LICH is open for care, despite Governor Cuomo’s best efforts to close the hospital and sell the land for condos. Two court cases plus a lot of community and political pressure are keeping the hospital open.

But right now there is no operator to run the hospital in the future, because Cuomo wants to close it, and we need to keep up the pressure until a new operator is found. That’s why you should come to the Halloween-themed rally this Saturday, and forward this email to all of your neighborhood friends — we are winning and with your support we won’t lose our hospital.

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