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Health Care for America Now Rally

Posted on June 17th, 2009 by David Vigoda in Uncategorized

Title: Health Care for America Now Rally
Location: Delmar (NY) Four Corners (corner Delaware & Kenwood)
Link out: Click here
Description: A rally to support quality affordable health for all this year will be held after the farmer’s markets service event. Everyone is welcome.

Signs will be available, but you are encouraged to make your own, especially if you are a health care provider, small business owner, or minister, or have no insurance, lost insurance, or were denied coverage.

Car-pooling is advised. Parking is available in the municipal lot on Kenwood just west of Delaware. If that lot is full, additional parking is 100 yards further west at the First United Methodist Church. (If the front lot is full, go to the back lot by heading toward Delaware on Kenwood, right onto Adams St., right onto Nathaniel Blvd., and right into the lot.)

Arrangements have been made with the Bethlehem police. Please obey all traffic and pedestrian rules. Stay on the side-walk, cross at the lights, and don’t obstruct shop entrances or shoppers.

There are many eating options at the Four Corners and just up Delaware Avenue.
Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2009-06-27
End Time: 14:30

Amazing 9/11 Health Care Story

Posted on June 15th, 2009 by David Vigoda in Uncategorized

My wife Liz and I recently hosted a meeting at our home to kick off President Obama’s grassroots campaign for health care reform. I’ve described the meeting in a separate post.

At the meeting we shared our personal stories about why we decided to join the campaign for quality affordable health care for all this year. The accompanying brief video tells one such story.

I think you’ll be as amazed as I was to learn how a recent tragedy for all America became one for one American and his family.

This story could have happened to any of us. Please join the campaign, so this kind of unnecessary tragedy doesn’t happen again. Won’t you sign up right now? Upper right of your screen.

The Youngest Organizer?

Posted on June 15th, 2009 by David Vigoda in Uncategorized

President Obama called on Americans across the country to hold local house meetings on June 6 to kick off his grassroots campaign for health care reform. My wife Liz and I hosted one in Delmar NY (near Albany) for a capacity crowd and were excited to see so much support.

I thought I’d have to contact everyone I knew and advertise the event—no need, the registration was full within days. I thought only local people would come—they came from around the Capital District.

It’s clear that there is a tremendous amount of grassroots support for quality affordable health care for all this year that includes a public health insurance plan. But what too many people don’t appreciate is that we’re only going to get it if everyone gets involved. I can say why in three words: health insurance lobby.

It is powerful. It is wealthy. And it is stalking the halls of Congress. There’s only one way to stop it, by standing up to it. Call it civics. Call it democracy in action. Call it sticking up for yourself and the people you care about.

The accompanying brief video is an example of what that looks like. And our meeting may have had the youngest campaigner in the nation. Check it out.

By the way, it’s not too late to attend a kick-off meeting. We are hosting another one on Sunday, June 14 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. For details, go to http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpcwdg

Health Care for America Now

Posted on June 11th, 2009 by David Vigoda in Uncategorized

Title: Health Care for America Now
Location: Farmer\’s Market, Delmar NY & elsewhere
Link out: Click here
Description: Volunteers from around the Capital District will be visiting local farmer\’s markets to address health issues and spread the word about the campaign for health care reform.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2009-06-27
End Time: 13:00