Monday, August 31, 2009 at 6:07 p.m.
John McCain and Mitch McConnell, the two most strapping studs of the GOP, reportedly will head to Hialeah tomorrow for a health-care forum, and Obama wants you to protest it gather peacefully and respectably outside. They'll also attend a National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraiser at the swanky Biltmore in Coral Gables later in the day.
Mel Martinez, in the final throes of officially being a senator (he hasn't officially stepped down yet), will host a closed-door health-care forum with, reportedly, a handpicked crowd of doctors and health insurance professionals. McCain and McConnell are expected to attend, but it hasn't been confirmed; the two have an earlier engagement in North Carolina
Anyway, through its political wing, Organizing for America, the White House just sent out an email urging supporters to show up and "gather."
Email, after the jump:
I wanted to send you an urgent invitation to an important show of support outside of a health care forum with Sen. Mel Martinez tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st.
Though the forum itself is closed, gathering outside this event is a powerful way to show where you stand and make sure our members of Congress understand the need for reform.
I hope you can join us. Here are the details:
What: Show of Support for Reform
Outside of Health Care Forum with
Sen. Mel Martinez
Where: Palmetto General Hospital
Meet at the corner of the hospital that faces the Palmetto Expressway at the NW 122nd St. Exit
2001 W 68 Street
Hialeah, FL 33016
When: Tuesday, September 1st
Please arrive as early as possible, and make sure that the most powerful voices in this debate are those calling for real reform, not angrily clamoring for the status quo.
Florida State Director
Organizing for America
P.S. -- Before the event, please print off a flyer to display and make sure that your support is visible.