August 21st, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Public Policy, Healthcare Reform, Spending

Health Care Tour Here on Saturday


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.

08.23.2009 at 02:37 Reply
If they aren’t supporting Medicare-for-all (and their not) they are part of the problem. The unions and part time progressives are so weak in this country because they put no real pressure on the corporate Democrats. Obama backed away from his promise to renegotiate NAFTA-the job killing trade deal that Clinton gave us. He talked about giving us universal health care on the campaign trail but recently admitted that a single payer system is the only way to cover everybody. Obama and Sen. Max Baucus took single payer off the table from the beginning because too beholden to their health insurance and pharmaceutical industry pay masters.


08.29.2009 at 08:02
Shut up Jeffries. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. Your constant belittling, berating, and moaning is just as bad if not WORSE to healthcare than the TEA BAGGERS themselevs. You really need to learn there is a time to just shut up.


08.30.2009 at 08:01 Reply
Always such thoughtful comments from you Will. The truth is Medicare-for-all is the solution to our health care problems. The so called reform that the Democrats and their little cheer leaders are pushing keep the very corporations that are the problem in the mix. Faux progressives are the problem not the solution. People like you give liberals a bad name!


08.30.2009 at 08:22
And BTW, Hillary and Obama took more health industry payola than any of the Republican candidates did. The best democracy money can buy indeed!