Closing the Gap Between the Rich and the Rest of US Teach-In Feb 12, Syracuse

A teach-in on Progressive Taxes, Single-Payer Healthcare, and Independent Campaigns for Public Office

Sunday, February 12, 2-5pm
ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave.,

Syracuse. Refreshments served.
Hosted by the Green Party of Onondaga County

The Occupy Movement has catapulted economic inequality into the public debate. The politicians of both major parties have to admit these disparities, but are incapable of providing solutions.

Join Greens and special invited guests as we:

  • 2pm - Demystify the State and City Fiscal Crisis. Cuts to schools and public services are unnecesary. How we can revitalize the public sector with progressive tax reforms.

  •  3pm Learn about the economic benefits of Single-Payer healthcare for all New Yorkers, as well as the political openings and challenges to Universal Healthcare. How can we fight for Healthcare as human right after the Affordable Care Act?

  • 4pm Meet Mary Jo Long, Green elected town board member in Afton, NY and hydrofracking activist leading the fight on local fracking bans. Mary Jo Long will share her experience of running a successful, independent campaign for office and about how fracktivists are using electoral campaigns to advocate for local and statewide bans.

Confirmed speakers include: Howie Hawkins, Green Party; Gustavo de la Rosa MD, Physician for a National Health Plan; Karen Nezelek, Single Payer NY; Mary Jo Long, Esq. Afton Town Board member.

Childcare and transportation will be available - to make arrangement, please RSVP to 440-9341 or [email protected].