Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Keep our Care Rally

On Tuesday, October 14th NARAL MD along with coalition partners will take part in a rally to discuss the sale of Prince Georges County Hospitals

Due to financial hardships, a government-appointed Hospital Authority is seeking proposals from private health systems to take over the publicly-operated Prince George’s County system. A change in ownership could negatively impact quality of care and result in a reduction of services available to patients.

The residents of Prince George’s County deserve a healthcare system that is prepared to meet the basic health care needs of county residents. Any organization seeking to own and operate the Prince George’s County health system must guarantee to improve the quality of medical care available to county residents while maintaining the current level of services, including
• Access to family planning and abortion services;
• Access to emergency contraception; and
• HIV prevention education.

In collaboration with coalition partners, NPCM is hosting a rally to educate, motivate, and activate the community. Scheduled speakers include Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Rev. Katherine Ragsdale. The musical group N-Delible will be there to energize the crowd.

Let your voice be heard! Come to the rally to maintain access to quality health care in Prince Georges County!

When: Tuesday, October 14, 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Where: Prince George's Community College/ Queen Anne Auditorium.
Location: 301 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD.

If you cannot attend the rally, be sure to sign the on-line petition and pass it on to 5 friends!

The Petition to Keep our Care!

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