Sat 8/15 -- Around New Rochelle today volunteers from Westchester Health Care Reform Task Force (WHTRCF) http://westchesterhealthcarereform.org/ and Organizing for America (OFA) http://www.barackobama.com/index.php were on a drive to gather signatures for their petition in support of President Obama’s Health Care initiative.
To find out more about the project we asked a volunteer named Ellen a few questions about her role.
Ellen attempts to gather a signature from a self-identified Mexican
The volunteers were organized by OFA through an email request. Asked if there was a preparatory meeting before the volunteers spread out across New Rochelle to gather signatures, Ellen, with a straw hat and walking shorts, looking, to me, like a retired schoolteacher, responded with, "we have a lot of meetings". Ellen indicated there were 10 or 12 others canvassing for signatures throughout the city. We saw another volunteer fitting a similar description at the north east corner of Main and North Ave., the crossroads of downtown New Rochelle.Read more