COMMUNITY â€œUPRISINGâ€ OVER HEALTH REFORM â€œTOWNHALLâ€ MARCH
PLANNED ON OFFICES OF REPUBLICAN JOHN CAMPBELL
WHEN:Â Â Â MONDAY, AUGUST 31
TIME:Â Â Â 11AM TO 1PM
PLACE:Â Â Â 610 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE; NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660
Congressman John Campbell, (R-48) has refused to listen to the voices of his constituents demanding a public townhall meeting on the issue of public option and health reform.Â Community leaders in South Orange County have organized to march on Campbellâ€™s office in protest.Â
Alan Boinus, lead organizer from â€œFree Enterprise Advocatesâ€ said, â€œIf John Campbell wonâ€™t give us a townhall on health reform and the public option, weâ€™ll give one to him.â€Â Boinus continued, â€œThe Community is particularly incensed over Campbell wasting so much time over the â€˜so-calledâ€™ â€˜birtherâ€™ issue instead of engaging with his constituents about health reform.â€
Organizers state that although Congressman Campbell represents what is perceived to be conservative Orange County, that in fact the Congressional district he represents voted for President Obama and is clearly behind the idea of reforming health care.
Marchers will be displaying American flags in a show of support for â€œAmerican valuesâ€ and will be bringing handwritten letters demanding public option, which will be distributed to Campbellâ€™s office on the day of the march.
The march is supported by Free Enterprise Advocates; Organizing for America; Yes We Can!; Insure the Uninsured; The Orange County Federation of Labor; SEIU, Local 721; Laguna Beach Democratic Club; Canyon Democratic Club; Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club; Laguna Woods Democratic Club; Progressive Democrats of America; Health Care Access Network (HCAN); Latino Coalition for a Healthy California and many more.
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS:Â Â Â Free Enterprise Advocates, Organizing for America, Progressive Democrats of America, SEIU 721; Insured the Uninsured; Health Care Access Network (HCAN); Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
WEBSITE INFORMATION: WWW.OCHEALTHMARCH.COM