August 25th, 2009
10:18 AM ET
13 years ago

Democrats planning 1,000 health care reform events

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="A Democratic official says the national party will hold more than 1,000 events over the next two weeks."]WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Democratic official says the national party will hold more than 1,000 events over the next two weeks in its latest attempt to pressure Congress to embrace President Obama's call for health care reform.

Organizing for America, Obama's campaign operation now housed at the Democratic National Committee, is coordinating the "Health Insurance Reform Now: Let's Get it Done" events that are scheduled to kick off on Wednesday. Health Care for America Now, an umbrella organization of unions and other progressive groups, will be involved in helping to get people out to the events.

"We intend to demonstrate in the last two weeks of recess where the majority of American sentiment is on this issue – in favor of health insurance reform," said Brad Woodhouse, a DNC spokesman. Woodhouse predicted that "hundreds and in some cases thousands of local people" will attend and participate in the events.

Senators and congressmen have spent the month of August back home in their states and districts, holding town hall forums and meeting with constituents on the issue of health care reform.

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  1. Hilary

    And I'm sure the teabaggers/birthers/deathers will show up with their guns. I'd bet the house that something tragic is going to happen at one or more of these events.

    August 25, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. Parker Marione

    Please cite for me where in the Constitution are we granted the "right" to be provided with healthcare? How about food? Water? Housing? Cadillac? Entertainment?

    Where in the Constituion does it say the federal government can require Americans to buy anything?

    August 25, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. Beverly - NYC

    These "events" should be cancelled until there is a bill worth voting on by the House and Senate. I have heard enough from the old, loud and stupid in this country who by the way don't mind spending the money my salary is contributing to Social Security and Medicare, both of which will be bankrupt by the time I retire at age 70, my new full retirement age. When Bush get us into two wars, spied on Americans, he did not ask any voter what they thought, he just did it. Why give the "I want my country back " bigots and gun nuts a forum. Stop being so nice Mr. President, you can't fix stupid!!!

    August 25, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
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