The tour stopped in Northwest Indiana because U.S Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., is not one of the 86 members of the House supporting the bill.
Healthcare-NOW coordinator Marilyn Clement and United Steelworkers District 7’s Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees executive board member Stephen Skvara met with Mark Lopez, a representative of Visclosky’s office to discuss the issue of national health care.
After the meeting with Lopez, Clement and Skvara joined other members of the tour at District 7’s McBride Hall in Gary.
Clement and Skvara hope Visclosky will support the bill.
“We need a universal health care bill, and we need an additional 14 more members of Congress to make our goal of 100 by the end of the year, and we think (Visclosky) should be one of the 100,” Clement said.