Say No To Government Health Care rally on October 30on October 27th, 2009 at 11:04 pm
Thanks to everyone who has participated in The Roanoke Tea Party’s Week Of Health Care Action (October 26-30). When a group visited Senator Warner’s office this afternoon, his staff mentioned that they had been receiving a lot of calls and visits this week.
Keep it up – this is the time when our Senators are deciding whether to support the proposed health reform legislation!
Our Say No To Government Health Care rally is scheduled for this Friday (10/30) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. We will meet at Cave Spring Corner, at the intersection of Rt. 419 and Brambleton Avenue in SW Roanoke County, and start by occupying the grassy area in the northwestern quadrant of the intersection (just near Walgreens). As more people arrive, we will spread along the right of ways of 419 and Brambleton.
See the areas in red on the map below:
If this area is completely filled when you arrive, please move down to another intersection such as 419 and Chapparall, 419 and Ogden Road (Republican Headquarters), or the Oak Grove intersection (419 and Grandin extension). Just be creative and find a nearby spot to start a new gathering.
The Roanoke Tea Party is running an advertisement this week on WFIR to promote this rally.
Here are a few very important things to keep in mind:
- Stay in the grassy areas along the side of the road.
- Stay out of the road – do not impede traffic in any way.
- Bring signs about health care reforms – and be positive as well as negative.
- This is not about President Obama – we are trying to influence our local Senators.
- Understand that our presence could be a hindrance to nearby businesses. Please try to keep that to a minimum, and consider patronizing merchants where you may park or set up.
- Bring your still and video cameras to capture the spirit of our rally. We would love to get any images or video you may capture to display on the Roanoke Tea Party web site.
Here are a few suggestions you might consider as positive reform proposals:
- Allow insurance companies to sell across state lines
- Allow the sale of ‘no frills’ catastrophic coverage policies
- Expand the use of Health Savings Accounts
- Tort reform to limit malpractice liability abuse
- Allow taxpayers to deduct individual premium costs without itemized deductions
- Allow individuals, small business and states to form voluntary pools to negotaite insurance rates
- Use refundable and advanceable tax credits to allow low income workers to purchase health insurance
We have arranged for an aerial photographs to be taken of the rally site, so please join us for an hour or so on Friday afternoon to help us make a strong showing!
Tell your friends… bring a neighbor… take a stand.
We depend on your participation to make this work!