On Friday July17th we will once again be meeting at Congressman Tom Perriello’s Charlottesville office at 313 2nd Street SE. We will gather at 4 PM to express to the Congressman our desire for him to vote against the Democrat sponsored Health Care Bill that will soon be coming to the House Floor.
This bill may be even more important then the Cap and Trade Bill that was recently passed. The people of the 5th District did an excellent job of calling the Congressman’s office before that vote but unfortunately were ignored. Therefore I feel that we need to make a more public statement when it comes to opposing this Health Care Legislation. We were able to get 125 to 150 people on 4 days notice at the Cap and Trade protest. I would like to see 200 to 300 people at this one. This is a nationally coordinated event and protests like this will be occurring at congressional and senate offices throughout the country. We had a great turn out for the 4th and this is a good opportunity to keep up the momentum. I am contacting Mr. Perriello’s office to let them know that we will be there that afternoon and are requesting the Congressman’s presence. At the very least maybe we can get Mr. Perriello to promise to read this bill before voting on it.
This event will be a great way to promote our July 20th Health Care Forum. The public needs to be aware of how Nationalized Health Care will affect their lives. It is only through education that we are able to make the correct decisions in regard to voting for our representatives and understanding their stances on issues.
See you there on the July 17.