LICH SUNY Downstate Rally

Eric Adams

January 25, 2013

Senator Adams, along with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, Councilmembers Stephen Levin and Diana Reyna, representatives of Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilmember Brad Lander joined 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the New York State Nurses Association, LICH nurses and caregivers, and community members to rally in support of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital (LICH), and the hospital’s other affiliates – which are vital to Brooklyn’s already-underserved residents. At the rally, elected officials, health care providers and community members vocalized the potential closure of any campus is unacceptable, and that SUNY must develop a stabilization plan that provides a long-term solution for the hospitals and Brooklyn.