Put People First takes off at Equality Fest in York
York, PA witnessed the Equality Fest on August 3, 2014. The event was a celebration of LGTB rights in the State of Pennsylvania. This was the first event where Put People First PA reached out to the York community. Folks were engaged into conversations about their experiences with the health care system. From these conversations, it was evident that the broken healthcare system effected people from a diverse set of political lines and socio-economic statuses in York. Apart from these conversations Put People First provided a free health screening clinic for blood pressure. This service was only made possible thanks to our volunteer nurses. At the table folks were given information about healthcare as a human right and were invited to the showing of Mercy Killers on August 30th at 7pm at the UUC (925 South George St).
“As the current community field organizer in York for Put People First PA it was an energizing experience to see how people were not just interested about healthcare but had an urgent need for change. OnSeptember 6, 2014 (1pm to 3 pm) Put People First PA will be holding a general orientation meeting at the Quakers Meeting House in York (135 Philadelphia St, York, Pa 17401). We invite folks to come out to this orientation to learn more about Put People First Pa but also to make this space theirs to talk about healthcare.” — Eliel, Central PA Field Organizer