1199SEIU to Commemorate Anniversary of House’s ACA Repeal Vote with Healthcare Voter Event

May 3, 2018

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2018

Contact: Sarah Wilson | (646)369.3770 | Sarah.Wilson@1199.org

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Screen Shot 2018-05-03 at 4.17.24 PM.pngWill focus on strengthening Affordable Healthcare, Holding Electeds Accountable

Hicksville, NY (May 3, 2018) –On May 4, the anniversary of the day the U.S. House voted to gut Medicaid, and rip healthcare away from 24 million Americans by increasing healthcare costs by as much at 20%, and putting millions of individuals out of work, 1199SEIU members will gather to reaffirm our commitment to strengthening Medicaid, protecting the Affordable Care Act, and voting for elected officials committed protecting our healthcare.

WHO:1199SEIU members across Long Island at hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies and in the home care industry.

WHAT: Healthcare voters mobilizing to stand up to protect healthcare

WHEN: Friday, May 4 at 5pm-7pm

WHERE: 1199SEIU Long Island office, 100 Duffy Ave, Suite 300W, Hicksville, NY 11801

WHY: We are healthcare workers, and we know the importance of quality, affordable care. It is also important that our elected officials are willing to stand up to protect access to affordable healthcare for all. We are gathering as healthcare voters to hold local representatives like Congressmen Peter King and Lee Zelden accountable at the polls in November and beyond.


1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest union in New York State and the fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. We represent over 400,000 nurses and healthcare workers in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Florida. Our mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all.