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Vigil to Save US Healthcare

June 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - June 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Columbus Circle – Central Park West 1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


The Senate will likely vote on its version of Trumpcare next week. While the actual bill is a secret, leaks show that it is as bad as the House version, which stripped health insurance from 24 million people. The Senate version tweaks things only slightly – for example, it still includes major cuts to Medicaid, but they take a little longer to occur.

Our nation’s health care and insurance systems are on life support in Congress, and we’re here to hold a vigil to see our national programs (ACA, Medicaid, Medicare, family planning) through and survive the assault.

Join us in a 24-hour vigil to try to prevent this horrible bill from passing. Bring candles and your healthcare stories. Spread the word to every person and organization you know! Religious leaders are welcome to speak.

Here is the schedule:


5:00 pm -7:00 pm — Kick off rally: Join New York State Nurses Association, 1199, Rise & Resist and other organizing groups for high-energy start to the vigil.

7:00-8:30 — Vigil joins Planned Parenthood NYC Action Fund’s “Pink the Night” event also at Columbus Circle to foreground women’s health as one key area under threat in the US and globally today

8:30-Midnight — Candlelight vigil with faith leaders and personal stories of how loss of health care in America affects ourselves, our communities

Midnight pm-9 am — Overnight vigil


9 am — Press conference with public officials

10 am-11 am — Join Make the Road for an hour of action

11 -12 pm — Vigil

12 pm – 1 pm — ACT UP New York

2 pm-4 pm – West Side Federation for Supportive Housing (WSFSSH)

4:30 – Docs and nurses fighting for social justice help close out the vigil

5 pm – End of vigil; march over to Schumer’s NYC office (780 Third Avenue @ 48th Street) to join Indivisible Action there

More information here.


June 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
June 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Columbus Circle
1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024 United States
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