LICH Officially Saved (Kimberly knew it all the time)

From Brad Lander:

Dear Neighbor,

I’m very pleased to report that – in response to our relentless advocacy – SUNY Downstate Medical Center has withdrawn its proposal to close LICH and has announced plans to identify another operator.

We knew we had to save LICH because LICH saves lives. Over the last three months, thousands of people raised their voices to demand the preservation of our vital healthcare infrastructure. I have been proud to work together with our partners in the Coalition to Save LICH—including NYSNA, 1199SEIU, the Concerned Physicians of LICH, and the Cobble Hill Association—to make our voices heard. And I was especially proud to stand with my colleagues in the New York City Council yesterday and, together with Speaker Quinn and Councilmember Levin, unanimously pass a resolution in support of the fight. Our statement on the news is here.

Today marks an incredible victory for our community. It will still take tough decisions and strong leadership to ensure the future of LICH but with this win we’ve taken a giant leap forward.

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One Response to LICH Officially Saved (Kimberly knew it all the time)

  1. Thank you to Red Hook Star Revue & Kimberly Gail Price for reporting on the crisis constantly & letting everyone know what was really going on. You helped bring out community support for LICH & were an important part of this fight! Without the press keeping the community informed and keeping the pressure on officials, LICH would have been dead months ago. Thank you for all your efforts to help save LICH.

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