Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Prov. Demo on Wed. Protesting RIte Care cuts

A press release from Ocean State Action. This concerns our district, too.

Community, business and health care leaders will stand together against proposal to cut nearly 20,000 from RIte Care. The broad-based group of leaders will outline why the proposal is financially short-sighted, and harmful to the people of the state

On Wednesday, December 12th at Noon, leaders from business, health, faith, education and the advocacy community will gather at the Capital Hill Health Center, 40 Candice Street, Providence to respond to the budget request sent from the Department of Human Services to the Governor that would exclude nearly 20,000 children and parents from the state’s RIte Care program.

Dawn Wardyga, Director of Family Voices at the RI Parent Information Network, states “We’ll respond to this outrageous proposal to warn Rhode Islanders about the unacceptable economic and human cost this type of wholesale attack on RIte Care will have on our state. There are real solutions on the table that this proposal ignores. The truth is we have seven months ahead to impact state budget decisions and must all work together to demand more responsible, long-term solutions for the people of Rhode Island.”

Organizations participating include: Ocean State Action; the RI Medical Society, the National Association of Social Workers – RI Chapter; the RI Small Business Summit Healthcare Work Group; RI Parent Information Network Family Voices; the Senior Agenda Coalition; the Urban League of Rhode Island, the RI Nurses Association, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU; the United Nurses and Allied Professionals; the Poverty Institute at RIC; RI Jobs with Justice; the RI Health Center Association, Marriage Equality RI, RI Foster Parents Association, Progreso Latino, International Institute RI, RI Council of Community Mental Health Organizations; Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.


Ivette Luna Ocean State Action Director of Organizing 99 Bald Hill Rd.Cranston, RI 02920401-463-5368

SAY NO! to Tax cuts for the RICH and Budget cuts FOR THE REST!!

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