Here's a real quick update on events happening in the next three days and an update on the town halls and counter protests yesterday. Please pay particular attention to the counter protest happening this Thursday evening.
The counter rally outside Dave Reichert's office was a SMASHING success! We had over 100 people to their 35 or 40!!! Congrats to everyone who made it down there on such short notice, and remember, what do I always say??? WHEN WE SHOW UP, WE WIN!!!
The crowd started getting really rowdy and unruly so my friend left as he was totally outnumbered and actually feared for his safety. I wonder if that would have been the case if Baird hadn't changed the venue that same afternoon? Call Brian Baird's office and let them know how you feel about them changing the venue so suddenly and allowing bands to play, and union thugs to fill up the seats first. Email him here, and call him here: (202) 225-3536 and here: (360) 352-9768.
The Norm Dicks' town hall in Bremerton was AWESOME! There were 1100 people there, with 200 or more that got turned away because there was no room, and literally, there were around 8 anti-Obamacare questions for every 1 pro-Obamacare question. It was amazing! No one told us to go or paid us to be there, and it was Dicks' friends who held the mics and randomly picked people to ask questions.
Anyway, the events:
Brian Baird Town Halls
When: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Ilwaco High School Auditorium 314 Brumbach Ave NE, Ilwaco, WA 98624
When: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia
Jim McDermott Town Hall
When: Tuesday, September 1st
Time: Doors open at 6:15 p.m., event starts at 7:00 p.m., but we all better be there EARLY because seating is on a first come basis.
Where: Meany Hall, located on the University of Washington Campus, near the intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE 40th St.
Info: For directions and parking information, click here. For information on how to get there by bus, click here.
Counter Protest Against Socialized Medicine:
The Funeral for Health Care II
What: Remember May 30, when we countered the giant march and rally that was funded by all those unions and left-wing groups?? Well they're up to their old tricks and we MUST be present to oppose them. I'm going to paste their description of the event below so that you can see what we are up against... (i.e. how ASTROTURFED they are...)
Join Congressman Jim McDermott, along with Organizing for America, Health Care for America NOW, SEIU, UFCW 21, the Washington State Labor Council, WashPIRG, and Planned Parenthood Votes for an evening rally at Westlake Park. We will release the full list of speakers and acts once confirmed.Please join us as we send the strongest signal yet to Congress that Washingtonians support strong Health Insurance Reform.
It is unreal that they accuse us of mob tactics and astroturfing.
When: Thursday, September 3rd
Where: Westlake Park, 4th Ave. and Pine St., Seattle, WA
Time: Their rally starts at 6:00 p.m. so I suggest we start at 5:00 p.m. and go until 7:00 p.m.
Info: Parking is usually difficult in downtown Seattle, but it might be easier as this is after work hours. If you can though, carpool or take public transportation. Click here for Metro (bus) and here for the light rail.
Every Friday You Can Visit Patty Murray - Be there this Friday, the 4th!
What: That's right! Every Friday through the month of September, Patty Murray is opening her office to 15 minute visits, all day long. You will get to sit down, one-on-one with her health care staffer , Mary Conway, and talk about your views. This is a pretty golden opportunity (though I feel annoyed because we're supposed to be grateful for these scraps she's throwing us...)
When: Every Friday during September, but we are specifically holding a rally this Friday, September 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to make a splash.
Where: Federal Building 915 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA
Time: They will see people in 15 minute intervals from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Info: Bring your photo I.D. or you will NOT be allowed into the Federal Building.