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Barbara Lee, Pete Stark in districts this weekend

Some of the East Bay voices of Congress will be pounding their districts’ pavements in coming days.

Barbara Lee (Dec-2010)Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, will be joined by Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., on a Friday afternoon tour of four Oakland health centers, part of a weekend of events focusing on healthcare disparities. They’re planning to visit the AIDS Project of the East Bay on Webster Street, Asian Health Services on Webster Street, La Clínica de la Raza on East 12th Street, and the Native American Health Center on International Blvd.

Friday’s tour is a prelude a summit meeting on “The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Opportunities for Achieving Health Equity,” uniting providers and policy makers Saturday at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. (Registration for the summit appears to be sold out already, but you can see the agenda here.)

Pete StarkRep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, is holding his customary round of town hall meetings this Saturday; his office said likely topics of discussion will include President Obama’s American Jobs Act bill and the Congressional “super committee” charged with cutting trillions from the deficit, but any topic is fair game. The meetings are from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado Niles Road in Union City, and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St.

UPDATE @ 2:40 P.M. FRIDAY: Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, will hold a town-hall meeting from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. this Monday, Sept. 19, in the San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, “to discuss efforts in Congress to create jobs and strengthen our economy.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    Donna Edwards could teach Babalee a thing or two, e.g., how to write a sensible statement.