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On May 9th, a group of determined protesters gathered in front of the office of State Superintendent of the Insurance Eric Dinallo at
Despite heavy rain and winds, demonstrators made their way from 25 Beaver to offices of HIP at
One participant used a hand-held digital camera to capture the second-half of the march:
Protesters highlighted the negative aspects of the unregulated private health insurance system in the
The demonstration was the first public act of the Coalition Against Privatization and speakers at the event included representatives from the Independent Community of Educators (UFT), rank-and-file members of the Transit Workers Union Local 100, rank-and-file members of D.C. 37, the Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, the Socialist Party USA (NYC) and Socialist Action.
The Coalition Against Privatization is planning two follow up actions. On Monday May 12th we are encouraging a phone-in/email-in to the offices of Eric Dinallo. On Friday May 23rd we are planning a march on the offices of GHI. We are also planning a joint action with the health care rights group Healthcare NOW! as part of a national initiative on June 19th.
The next meeting of the Coalition Against Privatization will held on Friday May 16th at 6:30pm at the A. J. Muste Institute,
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