Last week I let everyone know about Town Halls on Health Care that are being held across the state by the State Employees Association of NC, SEIU Local 2008.
Since then we have a few updates, including a Western NC event, and 2 Congressmen!
First, we have added an event at 7 pm on September 2nd at the Haywood Community College Auditorium in Clyde, NC. I know many folks west of I-77 feel like they get the short end of the stick from state wide organizations and I wanted to assure folks that we will have a Western event.
Second, We got confirmation that a few Congressmen are attending our events. The Press Release is here (PDF) but the short and the sweet is that our event in Durham tomorrow will have Congressman David Price.
Last night in Lillington we had Congressman Bob Etheridge, who did a fantastic job. He was calm, well informed and a great advocate on the need for true Health Care Reform. Some news stories(not all, just what I could find a few quick searches) about the event are here:
Tonight at 6:45 at the Miller Morgan Building at NC Central SEANC will be joined by Rep David Price and I hope that all of you are able to make it. SEANC has hosted 3 town halls so far, 1 with a congressman, and they have all been generally civil affairs if heated at times. I hope that tonight's event is similarly peaceful and we have a good discussion about what health care reform should look like.