Sunday, March 15, 2009

Single Payer Rally in Vermont this Tuesday!

On Tuesday, March 17, the second of five planned regional health care summits will take place at the University of Vermont, Burlington.

The summit will be held at the University's Davis Center, and will be hosted by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Admission to the center is by invitation only. According to Dr. Deb Richter of, single-payer is not expected to be one of the options discussed, although some single-payer advocates have obtained invitations to the event.

As a result, several groups plan to participate in a peaceful and respectful protest outside the University of Vermont Davis Center. Please join us!

A similar rally took place outside the first health care summit, held this past week in Dearborn, Michigan. You can connect to press coverage here.

Please be at the Davis Center at 11 a.m. to rally at 12 noon. For directions to the Davis Center, click here. Organizers say a shuttle service will be available from the Gutterson parking area; for a map, click here.

Look for the AfD banner and stand with us and others demanding reform. Health care professionals, bring white coats and stethoscopes!

A good turnout makes a powerful statement! If you can get to Burlington, please join us! For information or to coordinate ride-sharing, please contact the AfD office at If you're in the Boston area and would like to drop by the AfD office on Monday, March 16 to make signs, call 781-894-1179.

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