Thursday, July 17, 2014

Long Walk For Health Care

Adam O'Neal, the Republican mayor of a small rural town called Belhaven, North Carolina, embarks upon a long walk to Washington D.C. to speak with President Obama and Congress about the Medicaid expansion - - and after his community's hospital is forced to close down.   

He is currently walking a total of 14 days and 273 miles between the two locations (though google maps shows this as 375 miles and 15 days at 8 hours of walking per day).  You can see him on the first and second day of his walk in the videos below, where he is also seen with Reverend William Barber of the highly popular North Carolina Moral Monday demonstrations, and as he is approached by appreciative citizens along the way.

Day One:

Day Two:

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