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