What Happens In Vegas…
The Progress Report is traveling to Las Vegas today to participate in Saturday’s New Leadership on Health Care presidential forum, featuring Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), and Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM). (All the presidential candidates were invited to attend.) The Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are co-hosting the forum. Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent for Time magazine, will moderate the forum and ask the candidates about their plans to address our nation’s health care crisis. If you happen to be in Las Vegas this weekend and would like to attend the presidential forum in person, we have some seats for you. RSVP here. If you can’t make it, we’ll bring the forum to your living room. The Progress Report will be covering the event live with exclusive streaming video of all the candidates. We’ll also be hosting the first-ever interactive candidate response round. Here’s the information you need to do to get involved:
WATCH THE FORUM LIVE: Beginning on Saturday morning, ThinkProgress.org will be carrying a live video stream of the presidential forum. (You will need RealPlayer in order to view it. Download it here.) Tune in and listen to the candidates explain their ideas for health care reform.
SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE CANDIDATES: Also on ThinkProgress.org, we will be providing a form that allows you to submit a question to any/all of the candidates. The submissions will then be reviewed by a panel of health care experts. Towards the end of each candidate’s question-and-answer period, the moderator will ask the candidate a selected question from ThinkProgress.org readers.
GET A REMINDER: If you want to be sent a reminder email before the event begins, sign up at the right-hand side of this page.
If you’d like to more information, click here to read a complete copy of our Candidate Briefing Book. Also, you can read the Center for American Progress’ plan for tackling the health care crisis: Progressive Prescriptions. Lastly, for more information on the SEIU’s campaign to fight for quality, affordable health care, go to www.seiu.org.
The Progress Report will be back in full strength on Monday.