We received the following press release today:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Johnson County Democrats And UCM College Democrats Hold A Rally and March for Real Health Care Reform

Warrensburg, MO – …Johnson County Democrats along with the University of Central Missouri-College Democrats will hold a march and rally for a real health care reform on Wednesday, Sep. 2, in Warrensburg…

Supporters and activists for this health care reform initiative will start gathering at 5:00 p.m. in the Johnson County Courthouse The march…will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at the University of Central Missouri – Union 237B…

…A rally for health care reform has been planned at University Union – Room 237B at 6:00 p.m., following the march. During the rally several speakers will emphasize the need for a real health care reform, based on their experiences and knowledge of the present health care system. Those attending the rally will be asked to sign petitions and write letters to their members of Congress.

On May 28, 2009, the Johnson County Democratic Central Committee had adopted for a health care resolution in favor of a public option.

“I think the public option is a common-sense solution to the soaring costs of health care services and insurance,” Jane Vansant, Chair, Johnson County Democratic Central Committee said. “I don’t understand how people can say that government provided health insurance like Medicare is terrible and then worry that too many people will want it.”

Randy Huggins, Johnson County Democratic Central Committee Member from Leeton…emphasized that the real health care reform rally will be an opportunity for the citizens of Johnson County to receive factual information about the health care reform legislation.

“Most students are insured under their parents until they graduate college, some however do not go to college and work a part-time job without healthcare are left out and are at risk to have serious health problems,” Nick McDaniels, President, University of Central Missouri-College Democrats said. “Another group of students, college graduates, and students who are going to graduate school also get left out by the current system.”

McDaniels highlighted that with issues like these challenging America it is clear we need serious health care reform, including a strong public option, which will allow community members to thrive and have a healthier and cheaper option for healthcare.

For more information regarding the real health care reform rally and march please contact Jane Vansant, Chair, Johnson County Democratic Central Committee at jlvansant@yahoo.com, or Nick McDaniels, President – UCM College Democrats at nrm74240@yahoo.com

Johnson County Democrats can be followed on http://www.jocodemocrats.org, as well on facebook under Johnson County Democrats.

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Any bets if Micheal Mahoney bothers to show up?