Moral Mondays & “Walking Mayor” Come to Washington for Medicaid Expansion & Support for Rural Healthcare

Rally - Mon July 28 at 11:30 AM
Location - US Capitol, Upper Senate Park 

Last 5 Miles to US Capitol begins at 7 AM 
Location - Gravelly Point, Arlington, VA 

Expanding Medicaid saves lives. When the North Carolina state legislature denied the Medicaid expansion, a health care corporation decided that providing care in rural areas was no longer profitable and the small town of Belhaven lost its hospital.

Belhaven is not alone. Rural healthcare is in a crisis. Across the nation, more rural hospitals have closed in the last year than in the last 15 years combined, leaving people mired in medical deserts without access to emergency services.

Mayor Adam O’Neal, Belhaven’s Republican mayor and community members are walking 273 miles to the nation’s capitol to tell their story. On Monday, Mayor Adam O’Neal will stand with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC 

NAACP and architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, as they petition political leaders to address this rural health care crisis at a Moral Monday rally and press conference

Join Mayor Adam O’Neal and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II on July 28th for a Rally and Press Conference. It is time to stand up for a health care system that cares about people, not profits.

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Moral Monday / "Walking Mayor" - July 28th Schedule

7:00 am Arrive at Gravelly Point  -- meetup point for 5 mi walk to rally
7:30 am Depart Gravelly Point for Jefferson Memorial (1.3 mi away)
8:10 am Arrive at Jefferson Memorial - meetup point for 3.7 mi walk to rally
8:20 am Depart Jefferson Memorial for MLK Memorial (0.7 mi away)
8:40 am Arrive at MLK Memorial -- meetup point for 3 mi walk to rally
8:50 am Depart for Lincoln Memorial (0.5 mi away)
9:05 am Arrive at Lincoln Memorial -- meetup point for 2.6 mi walk to rally
9:1 5am Leave for Washington Monument (1 mi away)
9:45 am Arrive at Washington Monument -- meetup point for 1.6 mi walk to rally
9:55 am Depart Washington Monument for Air & Space Museum (0.8 mi away)
10:20 am Arrive at Air & Space Museum mall side -- meet up for 0.8 mi walk to rally
10:30am  Depart for Grant Memorial/front of Capitol (0.5 mi away)
10:45 am Arrive at Grant Memorial/front of Capitol -- meetup point for 0.3 mi walk to rally
10:55 am Depart for Upper Senate Park/Rally Site (0.3 mi away)
11:10 am Arrive at Upper Senate Part/Rally Site
11:30am Rally/Press Conference - at US Capitol Upper Senate Park


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WHEN
July 28, 2014 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE
US Capitol - Upper Senate Park
200 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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