More than 300 people lined up for Congressman Pete Stark's town hall meeting today at San Leandro's City Hall. People started lining up at 9am for the 10:30am meeting and those arriving by 10am were unable to get in. Stark's town hall in Fremont was held earlier in the morning with more than 500 people trying to get one of about 250 seats.
Supporters of health care reform appeared to be successful in getting people to the meeting as supporters substantially outnumbered opponents. Questions from the audience were selected randomly, however, and presented more of a balance between supporters and opponents.
Stark's email to constituents about the town hall meetings on August 12, 2009, covered health care reform, protecting the environment, improving mental heath care for young adults, helping working families, and opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 15, 2009 11:41 AM | TrackBack