Light a candle for Vern’s hard heart

Published Sept. 1, 2009

The Sarasota County Democratic Party will be holding a health care reform candlelight vigil to commemorate all the Americans who have suffered or are suffering under our nation’s broken health care system. The event will come to light outside the offices of Rep. Vern Buchanan at 235 N. Orange Avenue from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. The “We Can’t Afford to Wait Vigil,”sponsored by and hosted by Terry Glaser-Needell, will begin with a recording of the late Senator Ted Kennedy talking about his long-time battle for health care reform. Here’s what Glaser-Needell has to say about the gathering:

“We must make our voices heard. The right has taken over the mic and the spotlight. The public option will be a game changer and will lead to real improvement for real Americans. This is our moment and our time. What we worked for all last year. We will hear stories from average people about this change we all need. Please come out and bring a story, a friend, and a candle so our Representatives know we are ONE and united for change.”

I’m sure Buchanan will be more than happy to change his mind on the health care reform debate after seeing so many concerned and compassionate people standing up for choice and competition in the health care industry. Then he’ll remember how much freakin’ money he’s received from health and insurance interests and how much more he likes his protesters raging with misinformation. That should make him straighten up and fly right.

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