Events for Tuesday, October 30, 2007

8:30 a.m. 1199/SEIU and the Greater New York Hospital Association protest for universal healthcare coverage, outside 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.

8:30 a.m. The NYC Commission on Human Rights hosts a forum on the racial achievement gap, at 515 Malcolm X. Boulevard.

9 a.m. John McCain speaks to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, at 633 Third Avenue.

10 a.m. Bronx advocates rally in support of congestion pricing, outside 851 Grand Concourse.

10:30 a.m. Transportation advocates give an award to the city’s slowest bus, at East 23rd Street and Park Avenue South.

11 a.m. Christine Quinn releases a report on city hospitals’ compliance with Manny’s Law, at City Hall.

11 a.m. Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, protests the fact that New York pays sanitation workers more than police officers, at 40 Fulton Street.

11 a.m. The Assembly holds a hearing on food colorings and preservatives, at 250 Broadway.

11 a.m. Charles Fuschillo and Kathleen Rice discuss a new drunk driving law, at 272 Old Country Road, in Mineola.

11 a.m. The New York Power Authority Trustees meet at 123 Main Street, in White Plains.

Noon. Union members rally for pay increases, at City Hall Park.

Noon. Bill Thompson announces an initiative to help homeowners prevent foreclosures, on the steps of City Hall.

6 p.m. The New York City Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission meets at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, in Queens. Speakers include David Weprin.

6:45 Christine Quinn presents an award at the MOUSE Champions Gala, at 295 Lafayette Street. Honorees include Joel Klein.

Hillary Clinton and the Democratic presidential candidates participate in a debate in Pennsylvania, that will air on MSNBC.

Mitt Romeny has fund-raisers in Chicago and New York City.

John McCain has a fund-raiser in New York City.

Ron Paul has a Hollywood fund-raiser, and then appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.