YONKERS, NY / AGILITYPR.NEWS / June 29, 2020 / PROCESSION OF CARS, 1199SEIU MEMBERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL TAKE PART IN WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND CARAVAN
TO SUPPORT THE REGION’S FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS
1199SEIU President George Gresham will kick off the day with a socially distanced press conference and rally at Empire City, prior to day-long caravan
WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
8 a.m.: Cars begin gathering at 8 a.m.
8:15: Press conference begins at 8:15.
8:30: Caravan begins moving
9:15: Yonkers Mayor Andy Spano will greet caravan at St. Joseph’s Hospital
WHERE: Kick off at Empire City Casino, Yonkers Raceway
Entrance on Yonkers Ave opposite Louie and Johnnie’s Italian Restaurant, 877 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers
Greeting By Yonkers Mayor Andy Spano, St. Joseph’s Medical Center 115 & 127 South Broadway, Yonkers
WHO: 1199SEIU President George Gresham, 1199SEIU leaders and hundreds of 1199SEIU members, vans and an RV; supporters and frontline healthcare workers who have been risking their health and lives to care for their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT: Press conference/rally and day-long caravan through Westchester and Rockland counties, in cars and other vehicles festooned with signs and messages of support for healthcare workers. The caravan will make several brief stops along the way to meet healthcare workers at area hospitals and nursing homes. President Gresham and workers will be available for interviews.
WHY: Hundreds of thousands of 1199SEIU healthcare workers have been selflessly sacrificing their health and the health of their loved ones to care for patients suffering from the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. This caravan, one of several that have already taken place throughout New York and New Jersey, will show support for those heroic caregivers who are still delivering quality care, during this stressful time.
GREAT VISUALS AND SOUND: A long line of cars decked out with colorful signs, crowds of healthcare workers in uniform in front of their workplaces.
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in America. We represent over 450,000 nurses and caregivers throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida. Our mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all. For more information: http://www.1199seiu.org/