The "Highway to Health Care" tour rolls into town Saturday, stopping in Bond Hill to help local people contact their members of Congress to demand real health care reform. Sponsored by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the tour features an RV outfitted as a mobile activism center, complete with on-board laptop computers, cell phones and postcards for participants to contact their Senators and Representatives.
A press conference will be held at noon at the AFSCME Ohio Council 8 offices at 1213 Tennessee Ave. in Bond Hill (click here for a map) featuring members of AFSCME Ohio Council 8, the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, AFSCME Ohio Retirees Chapter 1184, the Greater Cincinnati AFL-CIO, Progress Ohio, Health Care for America Now, community activists and local elected officials.
People will then be allowed to visit the RV activism center to learn more about the health care reform movement and to contact their members of Congress.
This tour is yet another example that unions are leading the public fight to demand truly progressive health care reform.