Healthcare Reform Town Hall Tuesday 8/25/09

Supposedly. I received this email regarding same:

*Community Conversation on Healthcare Reform*
*4 Years After Hurricane Katrina * Healthcare Still in Crisis * Our Urgent
Needs for Reform*

*What: * The Community Conversation on Healthcare Reform/ is a citizens’
coalition effort to shed light on both the steps taken by Congress in
response to President Barack Obama’s call for national legislation to reform
healthcare, and the healthcare crisis affecting the people of New Orleans,
Louisiana before and after Hurricane Katrina. This forum creates the
opportunity for residents to deepen their understanding of the proposed
healthcare reform legislation, reflect on the broad range of healthcare
issues affecting our community, and discuss their concerns and needs that
are related to healthcare policy. Additionally, attendees will be asked to
take a survey on current healthcare policies and proposed reforms. Come
prepared to ask your questions, get answers, and give information on our
community’s health care needs.

*When: * Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

*Where: * Tulane Memorial Baptist Church, 3601 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, LA

*Forum sponsors: * Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, Children’s
Defense Fund – Louisiana Office, Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana,
Louisiana Justice Institute, Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic, YMCA of Greater
New Orleans

Invited Panelists:
Senator Mary Landrieu
Senator David Vitter
Representative Joseph Cao

Mary Joseph, Director, Children’s Defense Fund
Kevin Stephens, Director, City of New Orleans Department of Health
Calvin Johnson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Human Services District
Martha Kegel, Executive Director, UNITY for Greater New Orleans
Moriba Karamoko, Executive Director, Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition
Donald Erwin, President and CEO, St. Thomas Community Health Center

I contacted via email the original notifier of this town hall to find out if Landrieu, Vitter and Cao have actually committed to attending this meeting. The response:

it says it under forum sponsors. i dont know the point person or the lead organization. i wuld call someone from avdocates for environmental human rights, louisiana justice institute, or childrens defense fund to find out more info.

Why is this so damn difficult?
I’m going anyway…email me if you want to carpool.


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