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Stark, McNerney to meet the masses

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 4:21 pm in Jerry McNerney, Pete Stark.

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, who chairs the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, will speak about Medicare reform and the need for universal health care at 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 18th at the Conrad E. Anderson Auditoriums at 2500 Mowry Ave. in Fremont, part of Washington Hospital’s series of “Discussions on Health Care Reform.” Stark will be joined by Dr. Dan Morgan, co-chair of the hospital’s Bio-Ethics Committee; a question and answer session will follow their opening remarks.

Then, on Saturday, Stark will hold his customary round of town meetings:

  • 9 to 10 a.m. in the Ruggieri Senior Center‘s dining room, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City;
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the San Leandro Library’s Dave Karp Senior Facility, 300 Estudillo Ave.; and
  • noon to 1 p.m. in Alameda City Hall’s Council Chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.
  • And Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, will hold one of his “Congress at Your Corner” meet-and-greets from 11 a.m. to noon this Saturday at Coffee Beans & Bistro, 401 Main St. in Pleasanton, before hosting a Veterans Assistance Workshop from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave. in Danville. The workshop will feature service providers who can aid local veterans in filing VA claims, and obtaining or replacing service medals; housing, employment and educational opportunities information will also be available.

    “Too often, the brave men and women who serve in our nation’s Armed Forces return home either unaware of the many services and benefits available to them as veterans or find it difficult to navigate the process to receive such benefits. The workshop will help veterans in our community learn about and apply for the benefits they have earned,” McNerney says.

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