Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Warner to Hold Health Care Town Hall Tomorrow

Mark Warner, who has been one of the Democratic Senators who has been waffling on the public option, will be hosting a town hall meeting tomorrow in Fredericksburg. His office is asking people to RSVP on his website, but is also pointing out that this doesn't guarentee admission because they are expecting thousands of people to want to attend and the Convention Center can only hold about 3,000 people. Since Jim Moran's event had an overflow crowd recently at a venue that help about the same number of people, it's probably a safe bet that they will reach a capacity crowd since Warner represents the entire state and not just one Congressional District. I therefore highly recommending taking his office's advice and showing up early.

While the event will also be live-streamed on his website, here are some of the location details for those of you who are interested. You get a much better idea for the atmosphere and what's going on in the community when you attend the event rather than just watching it on the internet, so I highly encourage people to attend the event if you can get out to Fredericksburg.
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Location: Fredericksburg Expo Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway | Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Considering that Warner has been targeted by national organizations on both sides of the aisle and has receiving thousands upon thousands of people contacting his office about health care reform, I imagine this has the potential to be a very interesting meeting.I've been to some meetings in the last few weeks where the mood has been relatively calm and they ended up being extremely worth while for people on all sides of the aisle. I've also been to several here in Virginia that have gotten out of hand and didn't allow any productive discussion. For the sake of those who actually want to learn about the reform being considered, let's hope that people actually allow discussion at this event and don't come out just to disrupt other people's right to obtain valuable information.

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