From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 17, 2017 [in progress]
This past Sunday at Our First Stand: Save Health Care Rally at the Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury, hundreds of protestors joined in, with many using signs and banners, political buttons and shirts to help make their healthcare coverage positions and worries clear.
Representatives KATHLEEN RICE (D-NY4) and TOM SUOZZI (D-NY3) were the hosts of the rally, which was one of several dozen Our First Stand rallies inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders throughout the county.
Speakers included officials from Nurses Association and Planned Parenthood, a young woman who underwent life & death cancer treatments, and the father of a young son facing continuing extensive medical expenses.
The audience frequently clapped and shouted in support as each speaker shared how current health care benefits helped, and what the anticipated consequences were of repealing the Affordable Care Act, taking millions off health insurance, making massive cuts to Medicaid, or defunding Planned Parenthood.
When you view this post’s slideshow, you’ll see the the signs, the banners, the buttons, the shirts…. and most importantly the faces behind them, telling about an important part of Our First Stand: Save Health Care.
(Plus, you’ll see how Voldemort got a compliment.)