Home Health Video, Photos: Thousands Rally in Richmond, Alexandria to Save Our Healthcare

Video, Photos: Thousands Rally in Richmond, Alexandria to Save Our Healthcare

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Speakers in the following video (great job by David Martin – thanks for recording this!) from the “Save Our Healthcare” rally earlier today in Richmond include Democratic gubernatorial candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello; Democratic Lt. Governor candidates Justin Fairfax, Susan Platt and Gene Rossi. Great stuff; check it out. Large and fired-up crowd too!

Speakers in the next video include (among others) Rep. Donald McEachin, Rep. Bobby Scott, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Tim Kaine.

And now some photos, by Sue Langley and Sandra Klassen, of the rally in Alexandria earlier today to save our healthcare.

Del. Patrick Hope speaking.

Alexandria Dems Chair Clarence Tong, applauded by Del. Mark Levine, Del. Patrick Hope, Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Don Beyer (Rep. Gerry Connolly in between Warner and Beyer)

Rep. Gerry Connolly speaking.

Del. Mark Levine speaking.

Signs in the crowd explain what we’re fighting for…and against!

Rep. Gerry Connolly next to someone holding a sign

Event organizer Boyd Walker speaking.

Sen. Mark Warner speaking.

Rep. Don Beyer speaking.

Big crowd!

UPDATE: Here’s full video of the rally in Alexandria.

  • Esther Ferington

    Thanks so much for sharing all. To add some Virginia analysis,these images help to show the reason for the old rule that prevailed before McAuliffe defied it, of Virginia electing a governor from the party opposite the president’s party.

    People are rallying in mid-January on a vital Dem issue that matters to everyone, under a genuine threat from the party in power in DC. If a Dem (HRC) won, logically, Repubs would be gathering and revved up or panicked, while Dem voters would be, well, planning fun inaugural parties.

    Now, we still face a tough Gov’s race and I wish the Clinton scenario was unfolding, but I am struck by how this shows the power of the four year historical-political current that persists in our gubernatorial races. Our off year governor’s race is so close to the preceding presidential election that emotions and policies are very intense for the side that lost–me included.