Dear Tea Party List Members:
Filling the airwaves the last few days have been many Town Hall meetings discussing government-run healthcare, being wonderfully showcased on many TV shows. Don’t they look like fun? Haven’t you been wishing you could attend one?
Well, here is your chance! It is a forum with a little different bent to it: It is hosted by Democrats, and it’s guest speakers are proponents of a California bill in addition to the well-publicized federal bill.
I’m thinking they really need our input, don’t you agree? Come with a good question to ask, to give those in the audience and those on the stage a little Food For Thought! And if you can videotape it, that would be a valuable asset. But come in a mild-mannered way, looking like you are there to learn. Because you are! We hope everyone who has a question will have a chance to ask it.
Wed., Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road.
Here is the entire article announcing the meeting, as it appeared in the July 30 Thousand Oaks Acorn on page 11:
A forum to discuss universal single-payer healthcare or mandated insurance will be at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 12 at the Grant Brimhall/thousand Oaks Library, 1401 e. Janss Road.
Proponents of state Sen. Mark Leno’s Senate Bill 810 in California and U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ HR 676 in the House will discuss the issues and answer questions.
Guests will include Dr. Jo Olson, assistant professor of pediatrics at USC with a full-time practice at Los Angeles Childrens Hospital in adolescent medicine, and Dr. Susie Baldwin of Physicians for a National Health Program. Baldwin is a board-certified preventive medicine/public health physician and a proponent of single-payer healthcare.
Ellen Lubic, public policy specialist, college lecturer, academic writer and editor, and past member of County Human Relations Commission, will also speak.
Emmy-winning producer Don Schroeder will show his new video “California One Care: Full Care, For All, For less.”
The event is sponsored by Progressive Democrats of Los Aneles, the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley and other allied groups and clubs.
The forum is open to the public at no change.
Carolyn Guillot, Organizer
Thousand Oaks Tea Parties