Over 20 Buses Filled With Nearly 1,000 NJ Residents Head to Washington, D.C. for Massive Health Care Day of Action
New Jerseyans to Attend Capitol Hill Rally with NJ Members of Congress
Highland Park, NJ – This Thursday June 25 at 5:30 a.m. nearly 1,000 New Jersey residents will load buses across the State and head to Washington, D.C. for Health Care 09. We Can’t Wait, a massive day of action for national health reform coordinated by Health Care for America Now (HCAN), the largest, grassroots health care campaign in the country.*
Tens of thousands of people from over 40 states will gather at 11:30 a.m. for a mass rally at Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill to hear from: Actress Edie Falco, HCAN Campaign Manager Richard Kirsch, CWA President Larry Cohen, AFSCME President Gerry McEntee, SEIU Secretary Treasurer Anna Burger, Governor Howard Dean, National Physicians Alliance President Valerie Arkoosh and leading Members of Congress and Senators.
After the rally, the New Jersey delegation will join Maryland and New York for a tri-state event with Members of Congress including NJ Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, and NJ Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-7).
WHO: NJ Citizen Action and Members of the NJ Health Care For America Campaign*
WHAT: Health Care 09. We Can’t Wait – Day of Action for National Reform in D.C.
WHEN: Thursday, June 25 – Buses Load at 5:30 a.m.
WHERE: NJ Bus to leave from:
Brookdale Service Area
Garden State Parkway, South Bound Near Milepost 153
New Jersey Citizen Action
75 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Lawrence Shopping Center
6 Colonial Lake Dr # A
Grand Market Place
4340 Route 130 North
Willingboro, NJ 08046
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* NJ HCAN Campaign Partners: NJ Citizen Action, Central NJ For Change, 1199 SEIU Health Care Workers East, AFL-CIO NJ, AFSCME Council 1, Alliance for Disabled in Action Inc, BlueWave NJ, Burlington County For Change, Democracia Ahora NJ, CWA Local 1032, Family Voices NJ, Garden State Equality, Health Care for All—NJ, Health Professionals and Allied Employees, Hispanic Directors Association of NJ, Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministries of NJ, Mighty Middlesex Advocates, National Association of Social Workers NJ Chapter, New Labor, NJ Education Association, NJ Region of the Workmen's Circle/Arbiter Ring, NJ West Hudson Valley Council Union for Reform Judaism, NEXT STEP, North Jersey Grassroots, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of NJ, SEIU NJ State Council, South Jersey Grassroots, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, and the Women’s Opportunity Center