Friday, June 19, 2009

Huge Rally for Health Care Next Week

As many of you already know, there is currently a discussion taking place on the Hill about Health Care reform. This is an extremely important issue which is why many groups are organizing around the issue. One of those groups, Heath Care for America NOW (HCAN) has organized a rally downtown next week.

People from over 40 states are coming into DC for a rally next Thursday, June 25, to demonstrate just how important we believe the issue is. The event will begin at 11:30am in the Upper Senate Park with various speakers and afterwards many people will be heading into meetings with their Members of Congress. Having thousands upon thousands of people participate in the event will go a long ways towards showing our elected officials that this is an issue that Americans are taking seriously.

I have been working to organize a group of people from throughout Virginia to show our presence at the event. We already have a large contingent of people who will be coming to the rally and a few who have expressed interest in meeting with their Members of Congress. If you're interested in being part of our coalition at the rally or want some help setting up a meeting with your Member of Congress, feel free to get in touch with me via email at leftofthehill@gmail.com.

If nothing else, take the time to call or email your representatives and tell them you support a health care plan that has a public option. This is an extremely important issue and Members of Congress need to know that Americans stand behind making health care available to all Americans. To call your members, you can call the switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and they will connect you and to email them you can contact them via their individual websites.

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