Physicians for a National Health Plan, California Nurses Organizing Committee, the Campaign for the Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition, Greater Minnesota Health Care Coalition and other single-payer organizations converged on Des Moines, Iowa for the March 23 Regional White House Forum. The Forum included leading politicians from the upper Midwest and citizen activists. We staged a rally outside on the cold, rainy day that received great media attention.
Click here to see a slide show of our experience in Des Moines.
Here is the Uptake's recording of the Forum.
Media links courtesy of Lisa Nilles:
http://www.kcci.com/health/ 18990628/detail.html (click on video!! Great rally coverage. Also, DeParle saying "Obama wants to build on the current system.")
http://www.whotv.com/ (More great rally coverage! Great shots of Barb Anderson and dozens of other "Iowans.")
http://in.reuters.com/article/ marketsNewsUS/ idINN2329739820090323
http://www.desmoinesregister. com/article/20090323/NEWS/ 90323010 (video, minutes 54-56 to watch Jess' speech. It gets better every time I see it! )