Today was a huge victory for the people of Miami-Dade County and our ongoing fight to keep Jackson Health System public!
At the final Charter Review Task Force meeting, the controversial, rushed proposal to change Jackson’s governance structure – which had serious implications for the future of our public hospital – FAILED in a 7-4 vote.
This latest win illustrates the power of our community when we unite in the fight to preserve our public hospital. Over the past few weeks, our members and Save Jackson supporters attended task force meetings and spoke out at the public hearing about the importance of keeping Jackson PUBLIC. At today’s meeting, several task members expressed concerns about the Jackson proposal, with one member pointing out that the union, a stakeholder in Jackson, had been present at every meeting, Another stated he was afraid of the “unintended consequences” of including so many details of Jackson’s governance in the county’s charter. Ultimately, the proposal died.
While this latest effort to limit the public’s access to the governance of Jackson was defeated, let’s continue to remain vigilant in our fight to keep Jackson public! Thanks for your continued support of OUR Jackson!