Rallygoers call for health care reform

About 100 people took part in an hourlong health care rally Saturday in downtown Olympia's Sylvester Park, one of several such events statewide.

The rallies were organized by Organizing for America, a grass-roots project of the Democratic National Committee that supports President Barack Obama’s plans for health care reform.

A series of guest speakers, including family doctor Steve Albrecht and state Rep. Brendan Williams, urged the crowd in Olympia to lobby the state’s congressional delegation about the need for health care reform. Albrecht told the crowd that the need for people-oriented health care is long overdue. He, too, urged everyone to contact U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell about the need for reform.