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Susie in Washington, DC. as a GRL .. Grass Roots Lobbyist

The photo and following article are extracted from the SEIU 775 web page on June 14, 2009.

Friday, June 12 (Washington, DC) ** "Greetings from D.C.! My name is Susie Young, and I live in Spokane and work as a home care aide for Addus Healthcare. I have had the opportunity to spend the last few months as Grassroots Lobbyist (GRL) with SEIU in DC. This has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have always enjoyed politics and watch a lot of CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, but it is different and a lot more exciting to be a participant.

There were nine of us GRL’s from all across the country here in DC. Healthcare reform has been the primary focus since I have been here. I have attended all the Senate hearings on healthcare reform chaired by Senator Baucus, and also a couple of hearings in the House, and met with many of our senators and representatives. There is a common thread that both Democrats and Republicans agree on. In the healthcare reform bill, both sides feel there needs to be prevention and wellness and more community centers especially in rural areas. Both sides also agree that we need to address the shortage of primary care physicians, and eliminate pre-existing conditions."

Susie and a new friend!!

Susie & Obama

Susie would want us to think that he is for real, and not just a life sized cutout at the 2008 SEIU Convention in Seattle!
Hmm..actually, at first glance, it does look as if it is really him! This was taken during President Obama's Presidential Campaign.