Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Greensboro, NC people: Health Care Forum TONIGHT

Citizens, time to show up.

a) if you are sick of uninformed, stupid, and hate-filled rhetoric
and b) if you would like us to we have genuine health-care-delivery and -insurance reform and keep the public option* on the table.
* or some proven workable alternative, see Krugman or better yet, this (which also quotes Krugman but is more factual and is a nice clear summary of the options)
Oh, and c) if you have a body and are a U.S. citizen or resident.

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The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) is hosting a
Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 (tonight)
6:30-8 p.m.
at the Teamsters Union Hall (Sandy Ridge Road & I-40)

The meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. It will give state employees, retirees and other community members the opportunity to ask questions to elected officials, and medical and business professionals about how the current debate over health care reform will impact people in N.C.

Please help spread the word about this event. (Jane says: Please show up!)

For more information about the Town Hall Meeting, contact Heather Welborn at (704) 609-5906 or

If you would like to contact your U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative directly, contact information is listed below. Web sites listed have "Contact" links for sending e-mails.

Senator Kay Hagan
Greensboro Phone: (336) 333-5311
Washington Phone: (202) 224-6342
Web site:

Senator Richard Burr
Winston-Salem Phone: (336) 631-5125
Washington Phone: (202) 224-3154
Web site:

Representative Brad Miller (District 13)
Greensboro Phone: (336) 574-2909
Washington Phone: (202) 225-3032
Web site:

Representative Mel Watt (District 12)
Greensboro Phone: (336) 275-9950
Washington Phone: (202) 225-1510
Web site:

Representative Howard Coble (District 6)
Greensboro Phone: (336) 333-5005
High Point Phone: (336) 886-5106
Washington Phone: (202) 225-3065
Web site:


Padre Mickey said...

So, how'd it go?

Jane R said...

It was good and quite civil. I posted a quick something on Facebook with a promise of a blog post in the next two days. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, those of you who know what you think about this whole thing, please write your Congressfolks. They need to hear from us!

Doorman-Priest said...

Oh, and c) if you have a body and are a U.S. citizen or resident.

Shame. I have so much to say on that one.

Jane R said...

DP, shame indeed. Shame on us. My friend Mary Hunt, the feminist theologian and ethicist, always says "You should have health care not because you have a job, but because you have a body!"

lindy said...

I am tired of the stupid and uninformed running things. They are really annoying. And they are EVERYwhere, like mosquitoes in August.

+Rowan, Bishop of Playing said...

Stupid humans annoy me too. I love you Ms Jane. Tell my sister bishop I said WooF and hello. And do some fun playing.