Thursday, April 20, 2006

Drum Major Focus on Fair Share (May 8)

One of our favorite think tanks, the Drum Major Institute, is holding an event on the Fair Share for Health Care movement on May 8.

When: May 8, 8:15am-10:00am
Where: The Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
RSVP: dmi@drummajorinstitute.org or call 212-909-9663. online

Maryland State Senator Gloria Gary Lawlah will keynote. Here's more from the DMI web site:

First elected to the State Senate in 1991, Senator Lawlah authored a landmark 2005 bill requiring Maryland’s largest employers to contribute at least the nation’s average percentage of payroll costs to employee health care. The state legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto in early 2006, making Fair Share Health Care the law of the land in Maryland and inspiring a push for similar legislation in more than a dozen other states – including New York.

Panel discussion on implications of Senator Lawlah’s work to New York will include:

Dan Cantor, Executive Director, Working Families Party.

Diane J. Savino, New York State Senator (D-Brooklyn/Staten Island)

Adrianne Shropshire, DMI Fellow, Executive Director, New York Jobs with Justice

Introduction by John Catsimatidis, Chairman and CEO, Red Apple Group, Inc.

Moderated by Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Executive Director of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

Update: Now you can RSVP online.

2 comments:

Elana said...

The online rsvp link to in the blog post is out of service at the moment.

You can still rsvp to dmi@drummajorinstitute.org or call us.

Thanks for the great blog post!

Steve Perez said...

You can RSVP online again - seats are filling up so grab a space now.