From the frontlines: The First Northeast PA Healthcare Rights Committee Action!
On Sunday May 17th, the Northeast PA Healthcare Rights Committee took their first public action with a car caravan of solidarity to nursing home workers and residents. Community members including healthcare workers from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne and Philadelphia Counties joined the caravan which travelled to The Gardens, the Jewish Home, and Mountainview.
Speakers included Jessica Fratzola, a member of the NEPA HRC and an LPN, and Kristin Colangelo, member of the Philadelphia Healthcare Rights Committee whose son, a member of the National Guard, was called up to assist with the nursing home crisis. Members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) also participated in the caravan. Check out coverage of the action in the Scranton Times-Tribune and Fox 56.
If you’re interested in getting involved in Northeast PA, call into the next Healthcare Rights Committee Meeting June 4th. More information here.