Text and photos by Bertha Rodriguez
Fresno, California.- On June 25th, around 50 people gathered in front of the Court House building in Fresno to demonstrate in favor of a Health Care Reform that can offer quality, affordable health care for all, with choice of public or private health insurance plans.
The event was part of the national lobby day and rally that simultaneously took place in Fresno, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In Fresno, a group of 14 members of different organizations that are part of the “Health Care for America Now” campaign met with Sarah Moffat, field representative to Senator Dianne Feinstein, whose office is located at the Court House building.
Among the voices that expressed their concerns about the current health care system were those coming from survivors of cancer who said were able to be alive thanks to public health care.
Jessica Rothhaar, from Health Access, who led the meeting with Feinstein’s staff, highlighted the importance for federal legislators to support the choice of a Public Health Insurance Plan, “expanding Medicare to cover anybody who needs it”.
Members of Health Access, Planned Parenthood, Acorn and the Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities (CBDIO), among other community organizations, were part of the rally and legislative visit.