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Sep 1, 2009 4:44 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East Hampton residents to gather for public option health care vigil tonight

Sep 1, 2009 4:44 PM

As Congress wraps up its August recess, local residents will hold a vigil on Main Street in East Hampton tonight, September 2, to recognize the need for a public health care option. The vigils are being organized by members of MoveOn.org Political Action, along with the Center for Community Change, Democracy for America, Doctors for America, Health Care for American Now, and TrueMajority.

Organizers say health care reform with a strong public health insurance option will help lower skyrocketing health care costs and expand coverage to millions of Americans. Nearly 300 vigils will be held nationwide on the same day. The vigils will include a memorial to Senator Edward Kennedy, who viewed fighting for universal health care as the “cause of his life.”

Vigil participants will hold placards, and hand out literature giving information answering questions about the proposed reform, about the need to reform, and tell the stories of people they know suffering under the current health care system to show the desperate need for a real public health insurance option.

The gathering will be held at 30 Main Street in East Hampton starting at 7 p.m.

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now THIS is astro-turfing at its best. the townhalls are filled with decent, authentic, passionate people. the marxists on the left must pay folks, put ads on craigslist, and spend big money to drag teddy's memory through the muck. make sure you take the wide angle shot so we can see how many folks soros was able to pay to attend.
By thetruthhurts (21), southampton on Sep 2, 09 10:41 AM
Just a bunch of Kool aid drinkers that have bought into the biggest sales pitch in US history. There is nothing in this bill that will reduce costs in fact it will do the opposite. You can't even begin to have a serious conversation about health care reform until it includes Tort reform. No mention of improved claims processing, universal claims forms.

Medicare is in ruins I cant wait to see how "great" this public option. The GVT needs to stop demonizing evry industry and look in the ...more
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Sep 2, 09 3:36 PM
I will be there and I commend all those who plan on attending despite the other side's attempts to shout them down. As evidenced by the first two postings here, the right is only interested in muddying the waters. They are upset that a country once ruled by white males is changing before their eyes. They're are afraid of a future that does not care what they think. Health care is a right and well worth fighting for.
By dfgmom (8), southampton on Sep 3, 09 10:19 AM
Throughout American history truth and decency have defeated ignorance and fear. The same will happen this time. If we stand strong against hate we will achieve meaningful health care reform that includes a strong public option.
By dagdavid (646), southampton on Sep 3, 09 10:23 AM