Early Saturday, September 12th, several TCNJ students attended a town hall meeting in Somerset, NJ to stress the importance of healthcare reform. The meeting was hosted by Rush Holt, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, home to TCNJ and much of central New Jersey.
As expected, much of the discussion at the town hall concerned the healthcare proposals currently before Congress. The crowd was largely supportive; many of the audience members sported Obama t-shirts or stickers reading “HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM NOW.” When Holt announced that he “[could not] foresee voting for a bill without a public option,” the audience erupted into boisterous applause and cheering, with only a few weak, scattered boos. At the conclusion of the meeting, Rep. Holt spoke briefly with members of the TCNJ delegation.
On the way back to the College, the students spotted a dog on the side of the road that greatly resembled a deer. It was seriously huge.