October 13th, 2009 5:33 pm | by Sasha Ingber News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, Politics

Portland Sit-In Planned for Real Health Care Reform


While the Senate Finance Committee passed a health care bill out of committee today in Washington DC (with the support of Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden) some Portlanders are planning a sit-in this Thursday at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield to demand an end to insurance abuse and promote a single-payer health care plan.

The local protest by Mobilization for Health Care and Healthcare-NOW! will be one of at least nine coordinated civil disobediences at insurance company offices across the country that day.

“We want people [for the sit-in] who have been through training, but the level of interest is quite high. There is a considerable amount of frustration,” says Portland coordinator Chris Lowe. “We want it to be a very nonviolent, safe respectful event.”

The sit-in is Thursday, Oct 15, 10 am, at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, 100 SW Market St.
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