STAMFORD, CT - Health care, union and religious activists came together outside the Stamford Place Hilton recently to welcome President Obama to Connecticut and rally in favor of a strong public option with no taxation of healthcare benefits. Obama was in Connecticut for a fundraiser for Senator Chris Dodd.
Video: A counter-demonstration to a tea bagger anti-health care rally was held at Griffith Park in the Los Angeles area.
President Obama has asked for a second $250 stimulus for 57 million people on Social Security, who will be hit by higher prescription drug premiums next year - another reason health care reform is needed.
Close to 1500 Pennsylvanians packed the main Capitol rotunda recently to call for passage of a bill that could make their state the first in the nation to put a single payer health insurance plan in place.
Video: The White House went on the offensive on the health care debate, reaching out to women and mothers with a new video from First Lady Michelle Obama.
Voters have already received their mail ballots across the Evergreen State and the two hottest issues in the Nov. 3 election are I-1033, a rightwing measure to impose deep spending cuts, and another ballot question, R-71 to ratify the state legislature’s Domestic Partnership law.
Low-income seniors and people with disabilities won a round Oct. 19 in their long struggle against state funding cuts threatening services under California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. The cuts were part of the revised state budget agreed by the Democratic-controlled legislature and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in July to close a $23 billion-plus budget gap.
On Tuesday, October 20th, hundreds of events will take place across the country, in a "National Day of Action for Health Care."
The labor movement will oppose any health reform bill that does not correct the "deeply flawed" version approved by the Senate Finance Committee.
As one of many reform rallies targetting insurance giants across the country, Connecticut Health Care for America Now declared United Health Group a 'crime scene.'