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Forum #6

Green New Dream #6: Centering Voices (Young Women of Color) 

 

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM

 

This forum will be broadcast live on zoom, youtube and facebook live.  Please register by clicking here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcO-gqTkvE9e_U7dOMuG_povg0gbJMzLO

Join us for a forum led by the voices whose bold leadership and vision for our people and planet will lead future generations:Young Women of Color.

DECRIMINALIZE, DEMILITARIZE, DECARCERATE.

 

LISTEN MON EVE, 6/22 at 7:30 pm as Maya and Savannah speak truth. LISTEN to voices whose bold leadership and vision for our people and planet will lead future generations: Young Women of Color!

Forum #4

Healthcare as a Human Right:

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

 

This forum of internationally recognized experts will be broadcast on zoom, facebook and youtube.  Click here to Register:

 

A recording of the meeting can be found below: 

The pandemic has brought the need for quality healthcare to the forefront of our daily lives. We will discuss with healthcare practitioners and NY Health Act activists what we can change about our current healthcare model to improve outcomes for all people.

Dr. Susan Soberoff, M.D., is a Family Physician and practiced in Trumansburg, NY for 28 years. After retirement she volunteered at the Ithaca Free Clinic for 10 years. She’s been a member of PNHP, Physicians for a National Health Program, for decades and more recently have been an active advocate for the New York Health Act, a single payer health program for all NY residents through Finger Lakes for NY Health and the NY Health Campaign.

Maribel Tineo is an activist and a veteran of the New York City public education system. She worked for over thirty years in the capacities of teacher, staff developer, assistant principal, and educational policy maker with a focus on academic rigor and equity for underserved students, restorative justice, teacher team driven schools, and family and community engagement and empowerment. Mirabel is currently on the front lines of the fight for single payer health care, working with the Campaign for New York Health to document the stories of the devastating impact being underinsured and uninsured has on people, especially now during Covid.
 

Forum #7

Vaccines and Policy Reform: 

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 12 PM

 

This impromptu forum discusses the viewpoints of candidate Sujata Gibson on Vaccine Policy.  Please reach out to Sujata if you would like to further discuss this important issue.   

 

A recording of the meeting can be found below: 

Letter to the Editor: 'In response to 87 medical professionals'

LATEST NEWSLETTER TO THE EDITOROPINION

JUNE 19, 2020

BY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

This is a letter to the editor from Sujata Gibson, candidate for NYS Assembly District 125. To submit opinion letters, please review our letters policy here and submit them to Managing Editor Thomas Giery Pudney at tgpudney@ithacavoice.com.

A letter was published Monday in the Ithaca Voice, signed by 87 medical professionals alleging that I have “dangerous” positions on vaccines. I have never even met most of these people nor have any contacted me for a conversation or interview about my beliefs on vaccine policy. I certainly would have accepted an offer to share my views and hear their perspectives had they reached out, as I am always eager to talk to constituents. Because this is such an important subject, I am responding here as well as holding a zoom forum this Saturday, June 20, at noon.  

I am not sure what the authors of the letter think that I believe. But what I do know is that we all have one thing in common: we care deeply for children and their families.  I can only assume that these medical professionals share my desire to protect children from vaccine-preventable illnesses and from vaccine injury.

Contrary to many of my political opponents' allegations, I am not anti-vaccine. I believe vaccines are important and have saved many lives.  I also believe in respecting fundamental human rights and holding vaccine companies accountable to make the safest vaccines possible.

There are reforms that need to be made and acknowledged and it’s no task for the faint of heart.

Pharmaceutical companies are not liable for death and injury caused by vaccines. President Reagan signed a law in the late 80’s shifting liability to the taxpayer. Congress and HHS have repeatedly found that the vast majority of officials at CDC and FDA have serious financial conflicts of interest and there is a revolving door at the regulatory agencies.

Since vaccines are liability-free, lack independent oversight and are effectively compulsory to a captive market of 76 million children, there is no market incentive for companies to focus on ongoing safety improvements. We are cornered into having to rely on the moral scruples of Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Pfizer, who are the major manufacturers of vaccines. All four are convicted felons. Collectively, they have paid over $35 billion in fines since 2009 for defrauding regulators, lying to and bribing government officials and physicians, falsifying science and leaving a trail of injuries and death from products they knew to be dangerous and sold under the pretense of safety and efficacy.

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Forum #5

What do Fair Elections Look Like:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 8PM 

 

This forum will be broadcast on zoom, facebook and youtube.  Click here to Register:

 

A recording of the meeting can be found below: 

A discussion with Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on electoral reform, ranked choice vs. approval voting, and how we restore faith in the democratic process.

Howie Hawkins has been an organizer in movements for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent working-class politics since 1967 when he got active in "The Movement" as a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Howie is a socialist who believes self-organization, independent political action, and international solidarity by the working class and oppressed people for full political and economic democracy is the way to build a society of freedom, equality, solidarity, peace, and ecological sustainability. 

When his draft number was called in 1972, Howie enlisted in the Marine Corps while continuing to organize against the Vietnam War. He remains a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War as well as a member of the American Legion Dunbar Post 1642 in Syracuse.

After attending Dartmouth College, Howie worked in construction in New England in the 1970s and 1980s. He helped organize a worker cooperative that specialized in energy efficiency and solar and wind installations. 

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Forum #4

Healthcare as a Human Right:

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

 

This forum of internationally recognized experts will be broadcast on zoom, facebook and youtube.  Click here to Register:

 

A recording of the meeting can be found below: 

The pandemic has brought the need for quality healthcare to the forefront of our daily lives. We will discuss with healthcare practitioners and NY Health Act activists what we can change about our current healthcare model to improve outcomes for all people.

Dr. Susan Soberoff, M.D., is a Family Physician and practiced in Trumansburg, NY for 28 years. After retirement she volunteered at the Ithaca Free Clinic for 10 years. She’s been a member of PNHP, Physicians for a National Health Program, for decades and more recently have been an active advocate for the New York Health Act, a single payer health program for all NY residents through Finger Lakes for NY Health and the NY Health Campaign.

Maribel Tineo is an activist and a veteran of the New York City public education system. She worked for over thirty years in the capacities of teacher, staff developer, assistant principal, and educational policy maker with a focus on academic rigor and equity for underserved students, restorative justice, teacher team driven schools, and family and community engagement and empowerment. Mirabel is currently on the front lines of the fight for single payer health care, working with the Campaign for New York Health to document the stories of the devastating impact being underinsured and uninsured has on people, especially now during Covid.

Scott Marsland has been a bedside nurse for more than twenty years. He currently works as an RN in the Emergency Department at Upstate Medical University, a level 1 trauma center. He is also a Family Nurse Practitioner who practiced in Ithaca with Dr Muhammad Wattoo. In 2005, Scott helped establish the Ithaca Free Clinic. From 2014-2016, he joined with other nurses attempting to form a union at Cayuga Medical Center, motivated by poor working conditions and quality of care issues. He is currently a union steward and Executive Board member of the Public Employees Federation, a union of 52,000 members for NYS employees. He publishes a monthly trouble making newsletter called The Barking Dog, with real stories by and for workers at Upstate.

Dr. Lloyd Katz DC, DABCO, CWMP had a large insurance based, holistic family chiropractic practice in Central Virginia for 28 years. He’s licensed to practice Acupuncture in Virginia, and is a Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist. He recently became a Certified Wholistic Methylation Practitioner. He moved to Ithaca 6 1/2 years ago and has a small home based and Telehealth cash practice. He has been volunteering at the Ithaca Health Alliance (Free Clinic) for almost 4 years. His recent research has been in epigenetics, nutrigenomics, and the mind/body connection.

“What’s all the fuss about 5G?” will take place on Zoom:

 

 Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. EDT. 

 

This forum of internationally recognized experts will be broadcast on zoom, facebook and youtube.  Click here to Register:

 

 

 

A recording of the meeting is below: 

Join us as we learn more about 5G technology from

internationally recognized experts. 

David O. Carpenter is a public health physician who received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School.  He is currently a professor of environmental health sciences at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he is the director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization.

 


Dr. Paul Héroux is a scientist with experience in physics (BSc, MSc and PhD), engineering (15 years), and the health sciences (30 years).  His area of expertise is in the Health Effects of Electromagnetism, Toxicology and Hearing Conservation.

 


Dafna Tachover, Esq., a leading 5G expert,  is an attorney with an MBA and has a technology background from her service as a Telecommunication and Computers Officer in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she served as the commander of the computer center of the Operations Center and Headquarters.

 

 

 


Read the panelists full bio's here. 

Aired Thursday May 21st, 2020 @6pm
on zoom, facebook and youtube

 

Click here to watch the recording:

Ana Ortiz  and Josh Dolan,Tompkins County
Liz Pickard, Cortland County

 


A conversation on the Green New Dream and Mutual AidDuring our first panel community leaders identified the need for a society that truly cares for one another - even those we disagree with. In response to COVID-19 the Mutual Aid movement has blossomed in

Tompkins and Cortland Counties. 


Join a panel of Mutual Aid organizers to learn what work is being done, where help is still needed, and to envision all the ways we can grow. 

Mutual Aid is a movement based on voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation. Mutual aid asks that people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions.

Aired Thursday May 14th, 2020 @8pm
on zoom, facebook and youtube

 

Click here to watch the recording:

Bringing together a wide array of experiences and voices, Gibson calls the series a “visioning process”, where her team and supporters claim they will illustrate what a resilient, sustainable community looks like. Guests for the first panel include:

 

Chief Sam George of the Cayuga Nation

Gay Nicholson of Sustainable Tompkins 

Kirby Edmonds of Training for Change and the 

Dorothy Cotton Institute

Professor Mechtild Nagle, longtime activist and professor at SUNY Cortland

 Karim Beers of Get Your Green Back Tompkins 

 

These discussions are presented for the sake of information and education, and panelists appearances do not constitute political endorsements.

Sujata Sidhu Gibson

- NY State Assembly -

125th District

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