U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Campaign for Better Health Care will celebrate passage of health reform at a YES WE DID Rally todayÂ Â (April 6) at the Chicago Temple FirstÂ United, 77 W. Washington, in Chicago, IL.Â Doors will open at 5:15 p.m., and program is from 5:45-6:45 PM Â The rally is being held toÂ celebrate the passage of historic health reform legislation and thank the members of the Illinois Congressional delegation and U.S. Senators for their efforts in makingÂ it happen. Â
Invited guests include US Senator Dick Durbin (CONFIRMED), US Senator Roland Burris,Congressman Bobby Rush (CONFIRMED), Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congressman Mike Quigley, Congressman Danny Davis, Congresswoman Melissa Bean, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, Congressman Jerry Costello, Congressman Bill Foster, Congressman Phil Hare, Gov. Pat Quinn, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White, ComptrollerDaniel Hynes, andÂ Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (CONFIRMED), along with other special guests.
Also appearing areÂ representatives from Alivio Medical Center, SEIU State Council, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center, MoveOn, Healthcare Consortium of Illinois, HCAN, OFA, and others being confirmed.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so guests must RSVP ahead of time at www.cbhconline.org.
According to planners of the event, health care is the key to economic security and opportunity.Â The passage of the recent reform legislation means hundreds of thousands of Illinois’ hard working families and small businesses can now enjoy the peace of mind and security that comes from knowing that no matter what happens, they and their families will be able to access the health care they need.Â