Join OFA volunteers this Sunday, March 28 at 3PM for a rally with Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, as well as 11-year old Marcelas Owens, as we celebrate the passage of Health Insurance Reform!Howie P.S.: Newser has "Meet Marcelas Owens, 11, Health Reform Activist":
For over nine months, Organizing for America volunteers have worked tirelessly on making Health Insurance Reform a reality in this country. On Tuesday, President Obama signed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law. OFA volunteers have spent months contacting Member of Congress, educating neighbors about the benefits of this legislation, and fighting for Members who fight for reform. Because of that work, every American is finally guaranteed high quality, affordable health care coverage.
It's now time to celebrate all of our work together to bring about this incredible achievement for our country!
Time: Sunday, March 28 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Host: OFA Washington Location: IAM Hall (Seattle, WA)9125 15th Pl S
Seattle, WA 98108
Directions: Click on the bit.ly link for a google map of the location in South Park.
That little boy standing at President Obama’s right hand as he signed health care reform legislation into law is, somewhat improbably, one of the nation’s preeminent reform advocates. Marcelas Owens, 11, has been sharing the story of his mother since she died in 2007, uninsured and unable to afford treatment for pulmonary hypertension, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. “I'm signing it for 11-year-old Marcelas Owens,” Obama said of the bill.