May 12, 2017 | News Story

1199SEIU Members Join Protest Against Paul Ryan’s Visit to Harlem Charter School

On Tuesday, just days after the House passed its disastrous healthcare bill, House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Success Academy on Lenox Ave. in Harlem. He was met with hundreds of protesters, including 1199SEIU members Donna Sceusa, a Senior Ultrasound Technologist at NYU Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, and retiree Elizabeth Lewis. Choruses of “Shame!, Shame!, Shame!” rang out in response to the Congressional attempt to deny healthcare to millions of Americans. “I’m here for my children and my grandchildren. They depend on Medicaid,” said Lewis. “With these cuts and trying to end Obamacare – we don’t know what will happen. It’s not right.”