Apologies for the radio silence around these parts the past few days. Recuperating from the event that was Health Care ’09 took a little longer than expected.
The press release gives a good summary of the day:
GOOD WEEK FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM
AS 10,000 RALLY & LOBBY AT CAPITOL
300 Congressional Visits, 13 Town Halls, & Sen. Specter Endorses Sen. Schumer’s Public Health Insurance Option Proposal
Washington, DC – On Thursday June 25, 2009, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) – the nation’s largest health care campaign – held a large-scale rally at Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC and conducted the largest health care lobby day ever with more than 300 visits to Congressional offices on the Hill. Actress Edie Falco, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ),Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Representative Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, Labor and Community leaders, doctors, nurses, and everyday people with health care stories addressed a crowd of at least 10,000 who traveled to the nation’s capital from across the country to demand quality, affordable health care for all in 2009.
Read the whole thing here. Here’s a short video too:
Speaking of video, I just discovered Mad Men (on demand) this weekend and am having trouble tearing myself away.
I promise I’ll be back tomorrow with something of substance. Actually, I’m booked to do radio again in the morning so if you’re so inclined, you can catch it online here around 8:15am.
Until then, g’night.