Doctors Council Members in Action in the Community and Politically

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Doctors Council COPE members from Queens Hospital with Council Member Rory Lancman. From left to right,  Dr. Matthews Hurley, 1st Vice President, Dr. Vivian Ripin, Dr. Ariane Schnek-Seligman, Council Member Lancman, Dr. Maya Rao, Dr. Md Mamoon, and Dr. Frank Proscia, President.
On November 10th, thousands of health care, food service, and building services workers took the streets in cities around the nation to say they’re tired of not being able to support their families with their wages. Workers  came together to demand action from state legislators and presidential candidates to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  In addition to fast food and property services workers, hundreds of thousands of health care workers–vital members of the care delivery team–are underpaid and unable to provide for their own families, while at the same time being tasked with caring for the lives and families of others.  Doctors Council members and staff joined the rally in solidarity with the thousands of workers throughout America to add our voices to this important cause.

Doctors Council President Dr. Frank Proscia speaking at a rally at Lincoln Hospital for Local 420 members of District Council 37.

Dr. Marisa Nadas, Doctors Council member from Jacobi Medical Center, discussing community health care needs with Joan Malin President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City at Metro New York Health Care for All’s annual gala.

Dr. Nina Agrawal, Doctors Council member from Lincoln Hospital with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and director of Citizen Action Karen Scharff at the Citizen Action Progressive Leadership Awards.

Dr. Matthews Hurley, 1st Vice President, with New York State Senator Bill Perkins and members of DC 37 meeting to discuss DSRIP funding for New York City Health + Hospitals.

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