Tweet To Support Health Care Coverage for Immigrant New Yorkers


The New York Immigration Coalition is asking you to help get health care coverage for immigrant New Yorkers by Tweeting to members of the New York State Senate today. Here is how to join in.

Tweets on #Coverage4All

 Thank you for joining our call-in day to promote health coverage for immigrants. Please use this social media kit to follow up your calls and press key Senate Health Committee members to cosponsor the Essential Plan Expansion and TPS Medicaid protection bills.

 Tags:  #Coverage4All #TPS #EPExpansion

 Sample tweets

  • More than 400,000 NYers are excluded from health coverage because of their immigration status. [TWITTER HANDLE] we need your support to get #Coverage4All now! Please cosponsor S3900 TODAY. @thenyic
  • Before the ACA, NYS covered people with TPS through its insurance programs. We can’t go backwards now! [TWITTER HANDLE] please protect TPS holders by cosponsoring S1809 to continue Medicaid coverage even if their TPS is terminated. #Coverage4All #TPS @thenyic
  • In a time of rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies at the federal level, NYS needs to protect and expand health coverage of immigrant NYers by passing S3900/A5974 and S1809/A3316. [TWITTER HANDLE] we need your support as a cosponsor! #Coverage4All @thenyic
  • .@NYGovCuomo and @NYSenate and @NYSA_Majority should act now to strengthen our hospitals and improve health across the state by passing A5974/S3900. [TWITTER HANDLE] please cosponsor now! #Coverage4All #EPExpansion @thenyic

Twitter handles of key Senate Health Committee members

@NYSenBenjamin – Brian Benjamin

@SenatorBiaggi – Alessandra Biaggi

@DavidCarlucci – David Carlucci

@toddkaminsky – Todd Kaminsky

@SenatorMetzger – Jen Metzger

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.