Thanks to all of you that attended today's healthcare townhall meeting at Federal Plaza in front of Senator Dick Durbin's offices. Hundreds, if not thousands, of you were able to join us with one notable exception - Senator Durbin himself.

Durbin has already stated that holding or attending a townhall meeting is not a productive use of his time.

The townhall was moderated by John Howell and Cisco Cotto of 560 AM WIND. Here is ABC 7 News coverage of the townhall:

Regarding abortion coverage as part of the public option: Annenberg's has analyzed the issue and found that the public option allows abortions to be covered. The President is misleading the American people, and ABC 7 reporter Ben Bradlee is just plain wrong.
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1 Response to 'Durbin fails to attend healthcare townhall in front of his Chicago office'
  1. Anonymous'> August 23, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    Good post. I had to work but wanted to attend.