If you live in Congresswoman Judy Chu's district, come out to a town hall meeting on Aug. 29th. The topic: health care reform. The forum will be moderated by state Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, and will feature a panel of five, including Chu, D-El Monte, medical experts, and representatives from AARP.
Hoping to avoid the raucous behavior at some health care town halls, organizers will not allow signs inside the Cooper Auditorium at City of Hope, where the meeting will take place, he said.
Questions from audience members will be submitted in writing on index cards, which will be given to the panel members to answer, he said.
Law enforcement officers will be at the event, Ortega said.
Chu said she hopes people who attend will show respect to others, regardless of their views.
"People have sincere questions and they deserve a chance to hear the answer," she said. "I will insist on decorum."
Based on questions from the telephone meetings, Chu said people are very concerned they could be forced to give up their existing health care coverage.
But Chu said there is "no shifting" under the proposals, meaning those who are happy with their existing plans can keep them.
She said a House vote on the health care reform bills could come in October.
You'll recall that Chu was one of the sixty Congressmembers who signed a letter to Nancy Pelosi in support of the public option. Make sure to attend and remind her of the importance of her commitment.
UPDATE (Aug 18) - Here's the exact address... 1500 E Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010