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Feb 18 2014

Sign Up For The ACA

OrganizingforactionA letter to the editor from Jonathan Eckman, a Queens-based organizer from OFA, reminding everyone to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.

Dear Editor,


I’m the Chapter Lead of Northeast Queens for Action—the local Northeast Queens chapter of Organizing for Action—and I’m writing because I’m trying to do whatever I can to help get my community enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance.

Over the last several months, I’ve been organizing phone banks, canvasses, letter-writing parties, and other events to get in touch with as many people as possible to make sure that they know where, how, and when to enroll in health insurance, if they don’t already have it.  The Affordable Care Act ensures that people who used to be vulnerable—What if they got sick suddenly and couldn’t afford the treatment? What if they hit a lifetime limit on coverage? What if they had a preexisting condition?—now can be sure that if they get sick at no fault of their own, they’ll be covered.  The ACA ensures that people can get the coverage they deserve at a reasonable cost.

I’m writing to make sure that all of your readers know that to be covered by the end of the year, they need to sign up by March 31st.  If you need to sign up for coverage, please visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call (855) 355-5777.



Jonathan Eckman

Flushing, New York 11358



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Oct 29 2013

OFA To Be In Queens For Hurricane Sandy Remembrance

OFAOrganizing For Action, a nationwide advocacy organization supporting President Obama’s agenda, is holding a Hurricane Sandy Rememberence Event in Averne this evening. The program includes reflections from those who were hit the hardest and discussions on how to  prepare for future disasters. Details below.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Arverne Pilgrim Church (Arverne, NY)

74-16 Beach Channel Drive
Arverne, NY 11692
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Sep 06 2012

Halloran Critical of Dems Israel Snafu

Halloran issued a press release describing his outrage with the Democratic Party and said Grace Meng would be a rubber stamp for the Party’s agenda.

Press Release: The Democratic National Committee removed any reference to Israel from its party platform – only to conveniently add pro-Israel language after the omission was pointed out by outraged citizens. Congressional candidate Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) issued the following statement on the matter:

“The Meng-Obama Democratic Party couldn’t be louder in asserting its lack of support for Israel. They pointedly removed language condemning Hamas and refused to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel. What’s next? Recognizing Hamas as a legitimate government?


“The Democratic Party, like Grace Meng, only changed its tune after widespread outcry. Assemblywoman Meng tries to separate herself from her party on the issue of defending Israel. But she would be a rubber stamp for her party’s agenda in Washington, just as she has in Albany.”


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