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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:07

Dr. David Gill, The Hardest Working Candidate

Written by  PDA Illinois

PDA spent the weekend in Decatur and Bloomington/Normal Illinois this past weekend promoting the benefits of universal health care and supporting the candidacy of Dr David Gill (13th CD Illinois).

Conor Boylan, PDA National Field Director, and Kurt Bateman, Healthcare for All IOT Co- coordinator, facilitated showings of The Healthcare Movie Friday evening and again Saturday afternoon. Organized by local PDA leader Debra Schrisuhn, the Friday evening event was hosted by IBEW Local 146 in Decatur. Among those attending the event were members of UAW Local 751 (Caterpillar) and Area UAW Community Action Program (CAP) leadership along with the IBEW folk. Insecurity of health care is a main issue of concern since Caterpillar retirees lost much of their care when a VEBA went bankrupt some years ago. Working folks Dr Gill would represent across the Illinois 13th congressional district understand this first hand!

The Saturday event, also organized by Debra was hosted by the Bloomington Area Labor and Trades Council. Dr Gill stopped by a gathering held just before at Laborers Local 362 where the keynote speaker was Illinois Senator Richard Durbin. Senator Durbin mentioned the film during his address and recognized that Tommy Douglas was “The Greatest Canadian”.

David Gill is criss-crossing the district daily while maintaining a schedule that still includes caring for patients in the emergency department of a local hospital. With such a grueling schedule it’s understandable that he was only able to stop for a quick picture with Conor. He was then off to another event out toward Peoria before we got started just after 1PM.

GO DR. GILL!

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