Jun 25, 2009

Massive Health Care Day of Action Today

UFCW members from all across the country will be descending on Congress today to call for quality, affordable health care as part of "Health Care 09 - We Can’t Wait," a massive day of action hosted by Health Care for America Now.

Here's the rundown of the day according to HCAN:
The main event on Thursday will be a large rally held in the Upper Senate Park at 11:30am.

Actress Edie Falco, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), HCAN Campaign Manager Richard Kirsch, CWA President Larry Cohen, AFSCME President Jerry McEntee, SEIU Secretary Treasurer Anna Burger, Governor Howard Dean, Congressman Becerra (D-CA), National Physicians Alliance President-Elect Valerie Arkoosh and other leading Members of Congress and Senators are expected to speak.

Then we'll be heading on to town hall meetings on Capitol Hill and flooding the offices of our representatives.

It looks like it's shaping up to be a historic day for health reform. You can keep up on the action from home by following our Twitter feed or keep tabs on what other advocates are tweetin' throughout the day with the #healthcare09 widget on http://www.ufcwhealthcarenow.org/.

And don't forget to take a minute and write in to your paper on why we need a strong public health insurance option. Even though the majority of Americans want a public health insurance option (and poll after poll says we do), those insurance companies still have a lot of money and power. So write in to those papers and let 'em know what we want!

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