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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:26 PM
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Union families show anti-Obama rally ‘what real Americans want’ (Photos)
Union families show anti-Obama rally ‘what real Americans want’

Author: Paul S. Kaczocha
People's Weekly World Newspaper, 08/06/09 14:22

WAKARUSA, Ind. – In just a few hours on Aug. 5 the Steelworkers Union organized a bus load and several cars from Gary, Ind., to take the two hour trip to this small sleepy town near Elkhart and in the middle of the Amish area also known for RV and trailer construction.

More than 1,200 people from around the area gathered to support President Barack Obama and health care reform amongst other issues.

In contrast, The Young Republicans organized a smaller effort to protest Obama and health care reform efforts.


Earlier in the week many of these same protesters tried to disrupt a forum on health care with Congressman Pete Visclosky, sponsored by the Democratic Alliance group in Chesterton, Ind. The protesters are mounting “recess rallies” nationwide targeting Democrats and the president.

Obama spoke at the bankrupt and recently-purchased Monaco Coach RV manufacturer while supporters and protesters rallied outside. Unemployment in the area is nearly 20 percent in the state where it has reached 11 percent. Obama announced a $39 million stimulus grant to the company that purchased Monaco to make 400 electric trucks.

Ula Woods a school bus driver from Gary said she came to the rally, “to support Obama and his health care plans.” JC, also of Gary and a SEIU member and custodian, said he came “for health care reform and jobs. I am laid off with 59 others.”

Helen Johnson of South Bend, Ind. said “She came to show Obama that we support his efforts to get health care for all the people that don’t have it.”

http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/16654 /


Paul S. Kaczocha
Union members and their families gathered
near Elkhart, Ind., Aug. 5 to show their support
for President Obama and health care reform.


All photos by Paul Kaczocha







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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:31 PM
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1. God Bless ALL Unions . . . please!

SOLIDARITY, BROTHERS and SISTERS!!

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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:33 PM
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2. g'dangit! you made me cry.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:33 PM
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3. I needed to see those pics! nt
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:23 PM
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4. Why don't some of these people show up at republican townhall meetings?
All they have to do is go to the meeting and don't be disruptive, just hold up signs.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:28 PM
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6. they would have to know about them first..... according to another post
earlier, faux news is showing where all the dem healthcare town halls are yet not showing where any republican ones are. I don't think that's by accident. I am having a hard enough time finding out where dem ones will be... as i am told there will be one around here in the near future. I think part of the trouble is that not enough of OUR side knows about any meetings. We need to do a better job getting the word out.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:16 PM
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8. Too many people on our side still think you can play fair with the GOP
The GOP is not even a political party, but a criminal enterprise engaged in racketeering, extortion, sedition, treason, and in a vast conspiracy to defraud and dupe the public.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:51 PM
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5. awesome pics!
Yeah Unions!!!!!!! woo hoo!!!!

that's what I'm talkin' about :-)
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 03:40 PM
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7. What a beautiful bunch of focused, quiet, good people. Clearly people who stand
heads and shoulders above the scum we've been seeing turning out to raise hell, throw fits, and protest bringing health care to all Americans.
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