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Health care reform protested

Shirley Rademacher holds a flag during a noontime protest Thursday organized by the Spokane Patriots. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON)
Shirley Rademacher holds a flag during a noontime protest Thursday organized by the Spokane Patriots. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON)
From Staff Reports

More than a dozen conservative activists from a group called Spokane Patriots picketed in downtown Spokane on Thursday to call attention to their opposition to federal health care reform.

They carried signs along the sidewalk in front of the Peyton Building at 10 N. Post St. where U.S. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a supporter of health reform, has her Spokane office.

Also, in the Peyton Building is the office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a reform opponent.

Meg Doherty, who is affiliated with a “sisterhood of mommy patriots,” said that health care reform is “going to create thousands of new problems.”

The picketers, who were collecting letters to Murray, said they will work to see Murray defeated in her re-election bid this year.

Among the organizers Thursday was Mike Fagan, who is affiliated with anti-tax initiative sponsor Tim Eyman in Washington.

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