Sunday, September 13, 2009


Washington, D.C.

Arrival – about one hour prior to start.

Meet at the Lincoln Memorial and march down the National Mall to the steps of the Capitol Building.

There is parking on the back side of the Capitol Building and handicap parking near the Washington Monument.

It would be wonderful if one person can spear head each state and get estimates of what a chartered bus would cost.  It looks like we will have many more participants than are signing up.  By the phone calls and emails I’m getting I hearing lots of, “I haven’t signed up but we’re coming.  What do I do about…..”


Update, August 31, 2009

There was a movie about a novice farmer in Iowa starring Kevin Costner called “The Field of Dreams.”  In the movie, Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a soft whisper of a ball player called Shoeless Joe saying, “If you build it, they will come.”  Ray Kinsella built a ball field in his corn fields, and the ghosts of the ball players came.

And I’m an Iowan.

Americans United for Health Care and Insurance Reform is our “Field of Dreams.”  We have built it, they will come.  The response since our Press Release issued this morning has been tremendous.  They are coming — from Seattle, WA, Michigan, Maine, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Delaware, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and Texas.

We have built it, they are coming.

Kudo’s to SaraBeth and Kittykago for their excellent work on DailyKOS and all the Twitters and FaceBook enthusiasts and my committee of 5 who have steered me in the right direction and kept me on the road when I was veering in the wrong direction.

Keep the pressure up.  Get the Press Release to all your local newspapers and media contacts.

Thank you, for all you have done and will continue to do for health care and insurance reform.


Update 8/31/09, Press Release

Julie Paulsen



Sioux City, Iowa 51108

Phone/Fax (712) 239-0992

Direct Questions to:

Press Release

Contact: Julie Paulsen


9 A.M. CDT, August 31, 2009


Sioux City, IA August 31, 2009:  A rally/march will be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 13, 2009 between 12N – 5pm in support of the administrations health care and health insurance reform goals.  It is the goal of Americans United for Health Care and Insurance Reform to let congress know that all Americans need health care and insurance.  Over 47 million Americans are uninsured and millions more are underinsured or at risk of losing their health insurance

The rally/march will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and march to the steps of the Capitol Building via the National Mall.  This rally/march will be peaceful.

Robert Reich has given his support to this rally and march, “….I just want Congress to know how many Americans want universal health care and will settle for no less than complete coverage and no less than a public insurance option, to keep private insurers honest. So I’m happy to lend my support to whatever you are doing.

Americans have enjoyed the freedom of movement, speech and employment.  It is time that American citizens have the freedom that comes from knowing they have affordable health care for themselves and their families.  Health care is not just for the privileged but it is a fundamental right.

Other groups marching on September 13, 2009 for health care reform are Congressman Fattah’s “March for Healthcare”, “Medicare for All”, and “March on Washington for Health Care.”

We invite all those who wish to participate visit our web blog at and register to rally.

For more information please see our web blog (address above)Please direct all questions to our committee at

Americans United for Health Care and Insurance Reform is not affiliated with Organizing for America or the Democratic National Committee or affiliated with any other groups, special interests or lobbying forums.