Friday, August 14, 2009

Cabot Recess Rally (Update)

Just a quick update on the upcoming Recess Rally in Cabot to protest President Obama's attempt to force a government takeover of the health care system on August 22.

The rally will be held in the parking lot next to City Hall at 110 S. 2nd St. in downtown Cabot. Detailed maps and directions will be included in a post later this week.

Curtis Coleman's campaign had to cancel. His campaign called us the other day and explained they'd double-booked him that day. But we have some good news too!

Buddy Rogers, who's also considering a run for US Senate against Blanche Lincoln, will be speaking at this event. Rogers' speech will invalidate the administration's claims that there are no alternatives to his government takeover of our health care system. He plans to offer just such alternative reforms based on his experience working in the system. Rogers spent more than 20 years in the US Army serving as a health care administrator. He's authored a paper on switching the military health care system to a market based system and served as a professor in a US Army-Baylor University master's degree program in health care administration. Subscribers to the Arkansas Democrat can also check out another of his recently published article on health care reform: Reject Public Option.

Yesterday, we visited Marion Berry's office in Cabot and extended the Representative an invitation to speak and/or take questions at the rally. You may have read that Berry has scheduled no events to hear from or address his constituents during the August recess, but we thought the polite thing to do was make certain he's invited to our event. Once he responds, we'll let you know whether or not we can expect him next Saturday.

Be sure to invite your friends and family and bring signs. Next week, we'll post an update including directions, maps, and parking instructions. Be sure to invite your friends and family so we can make Berry and our other elected officials understand how real our movement is.

We're still looking for those interested in speaking or helping out. If you're interested, or even if you're planning to attend and would like email updates, please RSVP using this form.

Tags: Arkansas, August Recess, Cabot, Government-Run Health Care, Health Care, Marion Berry, Obama, Obamacare, Recess Rally


John Allison said...

Last week I extended an invitation to Berry to speak at our rally, but he declined, offering to schedule a meeting with me personally at a later date.

This is larger than me, it's an issue that will affect every one of us, our children, and generations to come. If he won't come to hear us, we'll come to him. He may only hear us on YouTube, but he will hear us.

I've called and written and emailed Berry's office, trying to find out where he stands on HR 3200 as written. I never received anything more than a form email designed for any question or comment sent to him on the broad topic of health care.

The only recourse we have is to take to the streets, peacefully exercising our 1st Amendment rights, and demand our voices be heard.

Please join us to send Berry an unmistakable message on Saturday, Aug 22 at noon in Cabot.

Harvey Edwards said...

I called the Berry office a couple weeks back and scheduled a phone call. Marion did call me. I was asking specifics of why the economic conditions here in the Delta, Our district have declined evn since the Civil War. I asked about the Delta Regional Authority, you know the folks paid by Congress to help the 320 poorest couties along the Mississippi River. "with us at the heart" He replied Aww George Bush appointed those folks and they are just sitting back collecting a paycheck.
Berry tends to blame all his failures on someone else.

I use online news sources to get the word to him. Just tell his staff you saw it on his very own News page. but then they usually associate you with me and the Boot Berry group and call you a troublemaker.

We Just want proper representation