Tag Archive: Healthcare Town Halls

Leading By Listening

I’m planning to be at both of these Town Halls. Tonight I’ll be there with nyceve who writes on health care for Daily Kos, and Jonathan Tasini. We’ll all be there on the reform side. I hope to see some of you from the Blue Jersey community, too. If you see us, please come by and let us know what’s on your mind. – – – promoted from the diaries by Rosi Efthim

Since I first went to Congress some 20 years ago, I’ve always made a point of coming home from Capitol Hill to listen to my constituents’ concerns and brief them on the work I’ve been doing on their behalf.  Despite the well-coordinated campaign by those obstructionists intent on derailing progressive change in Washington, this year will be no different.  So in case you haven’t heard, I’m hosting town meetings tonight and tomorrow here in my district.

Tonight, Monday, August 24 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Piscataway Municipal Building

455 Hoes Lane, Piscataway

Tuesday, August 25 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Red Bank Middle School

101 Harding Road, Red Bank

Rothman: I have not taken a position to support or oppose the plans that are out there

Congressman Rothman has been holding his town halls around the district to talk to residents about the healthcare reform bills.  Here is some video of people that were voicing their opposition to the plans, where the Congressman says very clearly that he has not taken a position on whether to support or oppose the plans that are out there:

And here is video from Whitehouse.com of the town hall the Congressman held in Wallington. Rothman isn’t alone for the Democrats that aren’t yet on board apparently.  John Adler isn’t sold either:

Several times throughout the meeting Adler made it clear that he was OPPOSED to the health care bill and would vote AGAINST it.

Congressman Pallone and others held a press conference call yesterday to discuss the impact our broken health care system is having on Seniors and the importance of passing the health insurance reform that follows President Obama’s Health Insurance Guarantees. It looks like the Congressman may need to start making calls to his own colleagues here in New Jersey to make sure that happens.