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AARP MEMBERS HIT CHICAGO STREETS TO DELIVER HEALTH CARE REFORM 'MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE'

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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Efforts Take Aim at Debunking Health Care Reform Myths and Sending a Strong Message to Congress to Tackle the Issue Now!

What: On the heels of the President's health care reform speech and with Congress back to work in Washington this week, AARP members will take to the streets of Chicago tomorrow, Thursday September 10th, to debunk the myths in the debate and press for action on the issue. With a giant inflatable pill bottle as a back-drop, AARP members will hold a brief press conference; collect health care stories from the public to be stuffed into Rx bottles as a "message in bottle" for Congress to act on health care reform; and pass out myths vs. facts brochures to help educate the public on the issue.

Who: AARP Members

When/ Thursday, September 10

Where: 10 am (brief press conference) to 1pm

Federal Plaza (outside the Kluczynski Federal Building)

230 South Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL

Why: With the Congressional recess now over and members of Congress back to work in Washington, D.C., AARP is urging them to tackle health care reform now. Through community forums and public events across the nation, AARP is working to help the public bust the myths and get the facts on health reform and get Congress to make addressing the issue a priority. AARP has set up a website (www.healthactionnow.org) where the public can get up-to-date information on the health care reform debate.

Contacts: David Irwin (312) 458-3621 or Gerardo Cardenas (312) 458-3609

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Sept. 9/

SOURCE AARP Illinois
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