Supported Progressive Health Care Reform
In late 2009, Gary Hebl was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,
- "Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."
"Emergency Town Meeting"
Stoughton resident and Democratic Socialists of America member Buzz Davis issued a press release calling an “Emergency Town Meeting for All Public Workers, Concerned Citizens & Retirees” 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011
Stoughton’s River Bluff Middle School, 320 North St., Stoughton
“Discuss the budget crises facing our public schools, city and county the Norwegian way” – over coffee and Norwegian baked goods. Assailing Gov. Walker’s budget proposals as “mean spirited,”