IBEW Business Representative, CNA Indiana Organizer Speak at Rally for HR 676

Indianapolis, Indiana. Over 100 people rallied for HR 676 outside the annual stockholders meeting of Wellpoint/Anthem on May 20, then marched to the offices of Indiana U.S. Senator Evan Bayh. The rally was sponsored by Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan.

Speakers at the rally included Tom Szymanski, Organizer and Business Representative for IBEW Local 725 in Terre Haute, and Gary Fritz, Indiana Organizer for the California Nurses Association/NNOC. The Rally was chaired by Julia Vaughn from Indiana AFSCME.

The rally called for passage of HR 676, national single payer health care, ending for-profit insurance companies’ participation in healthcare, and for the resignation of Susan Bayh from the Board of Directors of Wellpoint. Susan Bayh, wife of Senator Bayh, was paid almost $300,000 as a Wellpoint director last year.

Tom Szymanski can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylES7MKQNPU

Gary Fritz can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K9i5uMsRE

We are grateful to Robert Pedersen for these videos, which are also available in the videos section of this website.