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Missouri Families to Demand Representative Blunt Stop Playing Politics With Healthcare Reform

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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This Thursday, SEIU members and their families, members of the community and concerned citizens will gather in front of Congressman Roy Blunt's office to demand answers.

Average family premiums in Missouri have risen 82.5 percent over the last nine years, 3.6 times faster than wages. Meanwhile, insurance companies, whose record profits have risen 428 percent over the same time period, have counted on Representative Blunt as a reliable ally to block needed reforms. Missouri families will gather in front of his office to demand to know why.

The gathering will be an opportunity for Missouri families to tell Congressman Blunt directly that costs are out of control, Missouri can't afford more delay, and America needs real healthcare reform.

WHO: SEIU Members, Missouri Families

WHAT: Missouri families demanding answers from Representative Blunt

WHERE: Office of Congressman Roy Blunt, 2740 E Sunshine St. #B, Springfield, MO 65804-2016

WHEN: 5:30 P.M. Thursday, August 27th

WHY: To call attention to skyrocketing healthcare costs, rally activists and communities, and demand action from Representative Blunt on healthcare reform.

With 2.1 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers -- not just corporations and CEOs -- benefit from today's global economy.

CONTACT: Clark Brown of Service Employees International Union, +1-417-894-9350

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Aug. 27/

SOURCE Service Employees International Union
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