PDA’S Carpenter to Talk Single Payer at Fighting Bob Fest

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Laura Bonham, PDA Communications Coordinator
Laura@pdamerica.org, (435) 336-2123
Tim Carpenter, PDA National Director
Tim@pdamerica.org
, (413)-320-2015

PDA’S Carpenter to Talk Single Payer at Fighting Bob Fest

BARABOO, Wis. - PDA national director Tim
Carpenter will join Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Dr. Gene Farley for
a panel discussion on healthcare reform at Wisconsin's annual
progressive gathering, Fighting Bob Fest.

This year's Fighting Bob Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo, WI, near Madison.

"The
struggle for quality, affordable, accessible healthcare for all is not
lost and is not over," said Fighting Bob Fest organizer Karen
Rybold-Chin. "Healthcare reform has been part of Bob Fest since 2002,
so it only makes sense that we would keep the fire burning now that the
issue is front and center on the national stage. This session will
focus on what we can do to help progressive healthcare reform advocates
in Congress do what the overwhelming majority of Americans want them to
do: reform our corrupt system and help people live better, longer,
healthier lives."

"We are delighted to be able to continue our inside/outside strategy
of working in Congress and at the grassroots by joining Sen. Sanders
and the great folks at Fighting Bob Fest for this important
discussion," said Carpenter. "The more people outside Washington see of
the single-payer option, the more they like it. A few inside the
Beltway, like Sen. Sanders, get it also. What we have to do now as
activists is get a message to the rest of the political leadership in
Washington."

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Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Elect a permanent, progressive majority in 2008. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartmann and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info:http://pdamerica.org

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