Main Street Program To Speak Out On Health Care Reform

NJBIZ — Friday, August 28, 2009

By João-Pierre Ruth

The New Jersey Main Street Alliance said Friday it, along with health care activists, would hold a press conference on Sunday, in Bloomfield, to urge Congress to pass "quality, affordable health care for all." The organization is a coalition of some 500 small-business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit groups. New Jersey Main Street Alliance said it wants to emphasize small businesses support a public health insurance option as part of national health care reform.

Other organizations expected to be on hand for the press conference at 331 Broad St., in Bloomfield, include New Jersey Citizen Action, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of New Jersey, New Jersey Health Care for America Now Campaign and BlueWaveNJ.

Main Street said its members will visit local downtown business in Bloomfield, while other volunteers go door-to-door collecting signatures for a petition.

The organizations will be asking citizens to voice their support of the House health care reform bill, HR 3200, at a health care town hall meeting scheduled for Sept. 3 with U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Passaic) at Montclair University.

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