7:15 AM Eastern - Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Shows Need for Action Now on Health Care Reform

This Labor Day Weekend, activists and organizers from around the state of Indiana, traveled from Jeffersonville, Evansville, South Bend, Elkhart and Fort Wayne to participate in a Health Care Rally to kick-off the Labor Day Parade in Indianapolis. Indiana Change that Works along with our coalition partners, Central Indiana Jobs with Justice, Central Indiana Labor Council, Organizing for America, Working America, MoveOn and Planned Parenthood assembled a few thousand Hoosiers to stand up for health reform now.

Labor Day Parade Grand Marshall, Congressman Andrew Carson made a strong appeal for reform, saying that Hoosiers overwhelming support reform and without it, will vote anti-reform politicians out of office.

Check out some of the rally and parade here along with Rep. Carson's speech:

Indiana Change that Works had enthusiastic participation from volunteers and workers-- many of whom brought their families to stand with them in the fight for reform. Many of the volunteers had lost their benefits after being laid off from factories that had downsized or closed in the recession. As Congress prepares to return from recess, Hoosiers continue to be committed to the fight for reform.

Watch this slide show of the faces of Indiana reform:

The activists and organizers who participated know now more than ever, health insurance reform is an urgent need.

Check back here on the site for more videos from the day.

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