Now that the 2010 midterm elections are over and John Boehner will become Speaker of the House, his priority is to repeal and replace HR3962, the Affordable Health Care for Americans Act.
The Republicans/Tea Party will use it’s machine and lobbying efforts to fill the airwaves with misinformation about health care reform, just like they did in 2009.
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“I was pleased by the turnout… ~900 people signed in, and many others did not, so I’d say we had somewhere around 1200-1500. When we arrived at 10:30am we set up two sign-in booths and signage, and when a good number of people were there, we started marching around the perimeter until the stage was set. A friend of mine came through with a good sound system and Miles and I kicked off the open mic. with a chant. These people were energized and it didn’t seem to make a difference to them that Glen Beck’s event was much bigger. We were all moved by the stories and the passion that our roster of 20+ speakers shared with us.”
“It was mostly the warmth that filled me up and made me proud to be an American attending a rally in Our Nation’s Capital. People smiled at us as we approached. A few people asked to take our picture. We had great signs and my kids are the cutest ever, so it was to be expected. **Lowers Eyes Modestly**
Honestly, it was a great crowd. We marched around the central fountain, chanting, “No is Not an Option!”, and “What do we want? Healthcare! When do we want it? Now!” My husband threw in his own special chant, that no one seemed to pick up, “Joe Wilson’s Mama Drives a Picklewagon!”
We listened to story after story on the loudspeaker. Stories of lost loved ones, of coverage denied for life-sustaining treatments because of pre-existing conditions like teen-age acne, of uninsured adults who feared the one accident or health condition that would ruin their health, their finances, and their lives. The crowd around me nodded and cheered and booed and chanted.”
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