I’m not sure how many Red Staters there are in the Athens area, but there is a health care town hall to be held tonight at Cine in downtown Athens. Unfortunately I won’t be there as I have to work (to pay taxes for the health care of the people who will be there), but it would be nice to make sure we have plenty of conservative representation. Here is the information from Cine’s website (link):
OFA-ATHENS HEALTH CARE REFORM TOWN HALL – WEDNESDAY JULY 29
Organizing for America-Athens (OFA-Athens) presents a town hall on health care reform co-sponsored by Clarke County Democratic Committee (CCDC). The aims of the town hall include:
1) Educate the public on the status of health care legislation in Washington, D.C.; 2) Hear personal stories of folks struggles with our current health care system; 3) Discuss President Obama’s three core principles of health care reform; 4) Visualize the local impact of a successful health care reform effort on our community; 5) Build support for the OFA-Athens humanitarian event, House Calls, scheduled for early fall
Schedule of Events:
5p – 7p – HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR: Meet and greet with friends of OFA-Athens and the CCDC and sample tasty local ingredient food from downtown restaurants including the National and Five Star Day Cafe.
7p – 9p – TOWN HALL: Moderated by Tim Bryant, panelists include Athens-Clarke County Mayor Heidi Davison; John Drew, CEO of Athens Regional Medical Center; Phaedra Corso, economist at University of Georgia’s College of Public Health; Sherry Jackson, elderly care legal advocate and small business-owner; Fran Beall, nurse practitioner and president-elect of Georgia Nurses Association; Erin Sullivan, nurse practitioner at Athens Nurses Clinic; David Jarrett, psychiatrist in private practice; Greg Nozza, pre-medical student at University of Georgia and House Calls volunteer; and others to be announced.
9p – 11p – CELEBRATION: Music, spoken word, free speech, food, drink and plenty of fun.
ADMISSION: FREE – CONTRIBUTIONS ENCOURAGED
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