The Common Good hosted former Rep. Anthony Weiner on Thursday for an edition of our NYC Mayoral Candidate Series. The former Congressman delivered a health care policy speech exclusively for members of The Common Good and then answered questions from our engaged and informed audience.
In addition to the packed house at City University’s Macaulay Honors College, the event received a lot of coverage in the New York media.
Check out some of the highlights below:
The New York Times featured at story titled, “Weiner Wants City to Test Single-Payer Health Care.”
Nina Bernstein wrote:
His talk, at a public lecture series sponsored by The Common Good, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, at a City University of New York branch on West 67th Street, stirred enthusiasm and interest. In the hour before he spoke, word of Mr. Weiner’s proposal galvanized other Democratic candidates for mayor to issue hurried news releases on health care.
You will probably recognize a few of our TCG members in the front rows of the audience in the picture accompanying the story.
“Weiner’s first ‘Big Thought’: Single-payer for the city“ was the headline in Capital New York.
Reid Pillifant wrote:
Anthony Weiner proposed an ambitious single-payer health care system for New York City on Thursday afternoon, in a policy speech his campaign billed as “Big Thought Thursday.”
“We should make New York City the single-payer laboratory for the rest of the country,” said Weiner, in a speech at the CUNY Macaulay Honors College, hosted by the nonprofit group The Common Good.
We also saw write ups by some other outlets.
- The Daily News: Anthony Weiner rolls out new health care plan
- The Observer: Anthony Weiner Gets Professorial on ‘Big Thought Thursday’
- New York Magazine: Weiner Proposes Weinercare for Big Apple
This event was not a fundraiser for the campaign. The Common Good is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Ticket charges went toward the cost of the event. There will be additional events for other top-tier mayoral candidates in the run-up to the primary in September.