Update 8/31/09, Press Release

Julie Paulsen

AMERICANS UNITED FOR HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE REFORM

http://www.americansunitedhcr.

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Sioux City, Iowa 51108

Phone/Fax (712) 239-0992

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americansunitedhcr@cableone.net

Press Release

Contact: Julie Paulsen

americansunitedhcr@cableone.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9 A.M. CDT, August 31, 2009

AMERICANS UNITED FOR HEALTH CARE & INSURANCE REFORM RALLY & March in Washington, D.C. Sept. 13, 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 http://www.americansunitedhcr.wordpress.com and register to rally.

For more information please see our web blog (address above)Please direct all questions to our committee at americansunitedhcr@cableone.net.

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.

Update August 25, 2009

Where:  Washington, D.C.

When:   September 13, 2009

Time:     12Noon – 5pm

Gathering spot:  Gather near the Lincoln Memorial and march to the steps of the Capitol Building via the National Mall.  Our rally and march will be peaceful.  We will meet opposition with silence.  We will not incite or invite violence.  Our goal is to let congress know that Americans need health care and insurance reform.

Former Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, has lent his support to Americans United for Health Care and Insurance Reform:

8/20/2009 8:58am

Dear Julie,

I’m not an organizer, have “no efforts,” and have no particular preference for one day over another. 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. (I hear that right-wing tea-partiers are planning a DC rally for September 12, which may cause the media to treat any progressive march that day more as a controversy than as an affirmative statement of conviction, but that kind of strategizing is beyond my pay grade.)

All best to you,

Robert Reich

This group is not affiliated with Organizing for America or the Democratic National Committee.  We will rally with other groups on September 13th, but we are not affiliated with any other groups, special interests or lobbying forums.