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Mon February 22, 2010
Health Care Reform Rally at State Capitol
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – Human rights group rallies for health care
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) About a dozen members of a human rights group are lobbying at the state Capitol for universal health care.
Officials with the Central Oklahoma Human Rights Alliance read a proclamation Monday during a chilly press conference on the south steps of the Capitol.
Alliance Chairman Leslie Perkel says health care is a basic human right. She urged those in attendance to contact their elected representatives and express their support for a federal health care bill.
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering measure calling for a vote of the people that would prohibit any law requiring a person to purchase health care insurance.
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