Just got back from Rep. Danny’s Davis’s 7th Congressional District Town Hall meeting. The 7th district contains some wealthy areas of the Chicago lakefront, the largely black working class West Side, white collar suburbs like Oak Park and River Forest and blue collar suburbs like Maywood, Forest Park and Bellwood.
There was not a teabagger in sight at Malcolm X College where the town hall was held. The college auditorium was full to overflowing. At the public discussion on health care, the vast majority of people spoke up for single payer or a public option. There were 3 or 4 opponents of any government run health care options, but they were polite and respectful. There were heart rending stories of lost lives, lost homes and lost jobs because of health care issues. Read more