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Group delivers signatures in support of healthcare reform to Sen. Harkin

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) - When you're talking about the healthcare issue most of the attention has been given to opponents of White House's plan, but around the state today supporters of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform went to local lawmakers to voice their opinions.

Dozens of people went to Senator Tom Harkin's office in Dubuque. They're hoping to see a new healthcare bill pass through congress with insurance reform recommended by Obama.

Dozens of Dubuquers started a march from the public library to Harkin's office in the Historic Federal Building. One of his staffers met the group. They presented her with more than 16-thousand signatures of Iowans supporting healthcare reform and harkin's efforts.

"Personally, I agree with the three major principals of Organizing for America. Accessible healthcare, cutting costs, and ensuring quality," Ron Hughes said.

"The main thing is everyone deserves fair healthcare. Not only for my family, but for everyone else's family," Jonathan Cheathan said.

Organizers say they wanted to do marches to show communities there are Iowans who agree with Obama's plan, and hope to encourage people to read up on the bill.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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