SUNY Downstate needs your help now!

It’s been months of work to help the Brooklyn community services by keeping SUNY Downstate Medical Center open. Here’s a link to one local report that says “any action taken toward downsizing or closure would have a damaging impact upon the available health care to many in the surrounding community.” Time is running out. The […]

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Fight Back Friday: Recap of anti-testing, solidarity events this week

Across the state, NYSUT locals are taking action against high-stakes tests. In rural Sherburne-Earlville, teachers wore their maroon local union shirts on Tuesday that had the message: “I care more about the people my students become than the scores on the tests they take.” Others quoted Margaret Meade: “Children must be taught how to think, […]

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Fight Back Friday: Caucus weekend

Since a long weekend may be in store for many of you, and perhaps even a whole week off for others, here are several ways you can fight back with the extra time President’s Day Week provides. Today marks the beginning of the 42 annual conference of the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators. […]

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Save Our Medical Centers!

If you’re anywhere near Albany from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, please consider rallying to keep SUNY Downstate Hospital open. It’s in the “Well” of the Legislative Office Building. (That nickname is apt for an event to save health care services, don’t you think?) Stand with those who will be getting on buses in Brooklyn […]

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The life you save could be your own

Under a restructuring plan, services and jobs at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will be drastically cut. Like, to the bone. Not because Downstate Medical Center is not highly utilized (it is) or highly qualified (it’s internationally recognized for its excellence inpatient care and research.) Thousands of Brooklynites use the center for both inpatient and outpatient […]

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