Call for Action, Health Care

Stop the AHCA — Save the ACA!

This is yet another critical week in the effort to prevent the passage of the Senate’s version of the AHCA. At the time of this writing, Senator Schumer continues to lead the Democrats in efforts to slow the process down, shine more light on how AHCA will affect every single American (not just those who get coverage as a result of the ACA) and encourage moderate Republican Senators to vote against the AHCA. Continue reading “Stop the AHCA — Save the ACA!”

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Call for Action, Health Care

To All Medical Professionals: Please Join the #HouseCallsCampaign

Listen to Dr. Danielle Ofri talk about the #HouseCallsCampaign:

One of our Hudson Valley Strong members writes:

I’ve known Danielle for a long time. She’s a doctor and a writer, very much in the lineage of Dr. Oliver Sacks. As he was, she’s a precious combination of thoughtful, smart, skilled, and humane. (You can learn more about Danielle here.)

As Danielle mentions in the video, she recently wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times. Here’s what happened soon after it appeared:

How an Op-Ed became an Action Continue reading “To All Medical Professionals: Please Join the #HouseCallsCampaign”

Call for Action, Health Care

Stop the AHCA – Save the ACA!

Thanks to Indivisible for the information below.

This is a critical week to prevent passage of the Senate’s version of the AHCA. At the time of this writing, Senator Schumer has said that Democrats will attempt to stop all Senate business by objecting to all unanimous consent requests (withholding consent) and using other tactics, such as the “vote-a-rama,” (filibuster by unlimited amendment).

Let Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand know that you support their stopping all usual Senate business by calling, tweeting and posting on FB. This is a fitting tactic since the Republican handling of the AHCA bill is itself not business as usual. Continue reading “Stop the AHCA – Save the ACA!”

Call for Action, Environment

Call Your NY State Senator and the Senate President Pro Tempore to Protect the Hudson River

Thanks to Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter for their work on this issue.

The bill S.5197B would help NYS limit the anchoring of massive crude oil barges as floating storehouses on the Hudson River. Such anchored barges endanger our riverfront communities’ drinking water supplies and wildlife habitats. This legislative session closes shortly so it is important to call on Wednesday. Continue reading “Call Your NY State Senator and the Senate President Pro Tempore to Protect the Hudson River”