While we squabble about gay-baiting candidates for Secretary of State, political cover, and serious journalists, there is also important work that must be done:

WHAT: Tribute to Senator Kennedy: Health Care Rally and Action Fair
WHERE: The Lausche building at the Ohio Expo Center – Ohio State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 7 PM
SPEAKERS: Ohio AFL-CIO President Joe Rugola, SEIU nurse Barb Montgomery, US Action President William McNary, Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, Senator Sherrod Brown, Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman

I’ve been invited to this in at least 4 different ways, so there is a very big push to turn out progressives to this event. Along with the above, Organizing for America will also have their “Health Insurance Reform Now” Bus Tour there.


Organizing for America – 1,018 signed up
Progress Ohio – 3 signed up
Progress Ohio (Facebook) – 82 signed up

It should be a good turnout and I hear CNN will be there. Now is the time to step up and be seen and heard on healthcare. See you there.

  • Hey Eric,
    The main PO sign-up form for this event is here.
    http://www.progressohio.org/page/s/causeofhislife. As a former PO employee and BSD admin (and since you RSVP’d like so many others on this page), you know that all of ProgressOhio’s outreach (other than Facebook) directed people to sign-up using this form and not the standard event listing to which you referred in the post. I can tell you that based on PO’s actual sign-ups/rsvp’s along with OFA’s and those generated by our numerous HCAN partners, tonight’s event looks like it will be the largest Health Care Rally to date held anywhere in Ohio and the largest (so far at least) for the OFA Health Reform bus tour anywhere in the country! See you there buddy!

  • Thanks Dave. So convoluted! 😉 I do remember now. I looked for a count on that confirmation page but couldn’t find one. Thought 3 was a bit low! I figured you’d have at least as much as OFA.

    See you tonight.

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