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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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Jan 10 2013

Obama May Pick Queens Native To Head Treasury Department

Forest Hills Alum, Jack Lew, may head Treasury Department.

Chief of Staff to President Obama may head Treasury Department.

From Bayside Patch: President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to pick current chief of staff Jack Lew, a Queens native, to serve as the head of the United States Treasury Department, NY 1 reported.

The White House would not confirm whether a final decision had been made and the president’s decision would be announced by the end of the week.

Full story: http://bayside.patch.com/articles/obama-expected-to-pick-queens-native-to-head-treasury-department-report

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May 10 2012

Thompson Sends ‘Good Job’ Message to President

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NYC Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson commends President Obama’s decision to embrace marriage equality for all Americans.

“I am proud to live in a country where our leaders understand and acknowledge the importance of celebrating diversity, and ensuring that all people truly are treated equally. President Obama today has shown a courage of conviction. He has acknowledged his evolution of mind, as so many others have. My hope is that the President’s words will lead to even greater change so that our country follows in the footsteps of a growing number of states, including New York. Marriage should not be limited to gender rules, but governed by love and mutual respect.”

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Jan 10 2012

A Queens Man Rises To Power In Washington

The high school graduation photo of Jack Lew, the new White House Chief of Staff.

It’s a matter of local pride as a man from Queens  becomes Chief of Staff to the President of the United States.

Obama announced on January 9th that Jacob ‘Jack’ Lew, who heads the office of management and budget and served as a top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department, will become the #2 man in Washington as the President’s Chief of Staff.

Lew, pictured here, is a graduate of Forest Hills High School  and will be replacing William Daley who will travel back to his hometown of Chicago despite a plea from the President to remain on board.

Everyone pokes fun of Queens (oh, there’s a bunch of cemeteries out there), as if we aren’t sophisticated like our metro brethren. Now we have the top spot in Washington.

The people of Queens are doing big things. Good luck Jack!


Also from Queens: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Justice Anthony Scalia, U.S Attorney General Eric Holder, and Independence Party candidate Donald Trump. Did we forget any? Email us info@queens-politics.com


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