However, it is being organized by a Move-On guy and is to be held at a Union Local. I'm sure they will allow debate and opposing views there... NOT! Here's the info on this astroturfing:
"This will be a major action working with other groups (Health Care for America Now, AFL-CIO, SEIU, etc.). Our goals: 1) To build a grassroots movement in Maryland's 1st Congressional District in support of health care legislation. 2) To educate citizens in Maryland's 1st Congressional District on health care reform. 3)To build support for Rep. Frank Kratovil to vote for health care reform legislation. Volunteer canvassers will knock on doors of all registered Democrats and independents and talk to people about the issue of health care reform. We'll ask them to sign a post card or petition and leave literature. Volunteers will receive training before canvassing. Baltimore County volunteers should report to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Local 27) Towson headquarters: 21 West Road, 2nd Floor, Towson, MD, 21204. Saturday, August 22 Schedule: 9:00 a.m. Sign-in and bagels/donuts/coffee 9:15 a.m. Training and divide into teams/carloads 9:45 a.m. Leave for the field 10:00 a.m. 1:30 pm Canvass 1:30 p.m. Teams wrap up in the field and return to the office 2:00 p.m. Cook out/picnic/food of some kind"
"Baltimore County volunteers should report to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Local 27) Towson headquarters: 21 West Road, 2nd Floor, Towson, MD, 21204"
A food union, hmm... I wonder what they think about the head of "Whole Foods"?? By the way, if you think it was brave of the head of WF to speak out on healthcare, you may want to try to counter the liberal boycott of the company by shopping there. Let them know why you support them as well. -Chester P.