Capitol Protesters Target Perry's Medicaid Announcement

Chanting “2, 4, 6, 8, we want health care, we can’t wait!" Texans from across the state descended on the Capitol on Tuesday to protest Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement that Texas wouldn’t implement key elements of health care reform.

“I think Perry will hear our noise,” said Ar’Sheill Sinclair, a spokeswoman for Good Jobs Great Houston, which organized the 30-minute protest along with the Texas Organizing Project.

An estimated 150 protesters took buses from cities including Houston and Dallas and gathered in the Capitol rotunda at noon before walking to Perry’s second-floor office. They expressed concerns that ...

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