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Rep. Edwards to Talk Health Reform Tonight with Young Dems

Health Care

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) will meet with the Prince George's County Young Democrats tonight to talk health care. Specifically, she'll give a talk on how proposed reforms would affect Marylanders and residents of the county, and will take questions from attendees.

Judging by the host group, Edwards will likely meet with fewer tirades from questioners than other members of Congress have faced at recent town hall "discussions" on the issue. Although, with reports that the so-called "public option" is being nudged off the table angering many on the left, who knows?

Details on the event--which is open to the public--provided by the Young Dems:

WHO: The Prince Georges County Young Democrats and Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD)

WHAT: Join Congresswoman Donna Edwards and the Prince Georges County Young Democrats for a conversation on health care and what it means for Marylanders. Rion Dennis with Progressive Maryland will also speak. Lately, few things can rile a town hall meeting like the words "health care reform." As the debate heats up, young Democrats--who have the most to lose if reform fails--are joining the dialogue. Young people aged 18-29 are the nation's largest group of uninsured, nearly 13.2 million in 2007.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: UFCW Local 400, 4301 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD 20785

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  August 20, 2009; 3:24 PM ET
Categories:  Health Care , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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As a young Republican, I wonder if I would be welcome at this event? After all, I'd like to meet with my Member of Congress and ask her about this important issue.

Of course, I'll never know, as there is apparently no-one in her Silver Spring office to ask. I've called multiple times over the past hour, and I have yet to speak to a person. Shame! Poor, POOR constituent service.

Posted by: JaneQCitizen | August 20, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

She falls in with the Pelosi crowd all the way. I wouldn't look for too much new from her.

Posted by: RedBird27 | August 20, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

As the National Committeeman for the Young Democrats of Maryland I would like to say that you are more than welcome to attend this event. We always welcome discourse from the Maryland Young Republicans.

Posted by: johnjbward | August 21, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

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