For Immediate Release: June 10, 2014
LOCAL VIGILS PART OF NINE ACROSS VIRGINIA
What: Vigils in support of Medicaid expansion
When: Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
Gypsy Hill Park bandstand (600 Churchville Avenue, Staunton, VA 24402)
Free Speech Wall (605 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902)
Staunton, Va.—Virginia Organizing will host a vigil for Medicaid expansion on Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m. at the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand in Staunton and at the Free Speech Wall in Charlottesville as part of nine coordinated events across Virginia in support of expansion.
“We cannot afford to delay Medicaid expansion any longer,” said Virginia Organizing Augusta-Staunton-Waynesboro Chapter leader Elizabeth La Grua. “Virginia Organizing and other groups are coming together to take a stand to support those who would qualify for Medicaid expansion, most of whom are working people.”
The Virginia House of Delegates has rebuffed any Senate compromise plans for Medicaid expansion and refused to offer any alternatives that would address expanding Medicaid to the 400,000 Virginians who lack health care coverage and would qualify for expansion.
Virginia Organizing will lead other rallies in Virginia Beach, Martinsville, Danville, and Pennington Gap to call on legislators to close the coverage gap.
Simultaneous vigils are being sponsored by other groups in Roanoke, Richmond, and Centreville.
To interview a spokesperson for Virginia Organizing, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.