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Vista Town Hall On Health Care Proceeds Without Congressman Issa - KPBS

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

By Elma GonzalezSusan Murphy

With standing room only, hundreds of people, including District 49 constituents, local groups and others, gathered Tuesday night at the Jim Porter Recreation Center in Vista for an "Emergency Town Hall On Health Care." Their guest, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, did not attend, as expected.

Earlier this month, a coalition of local and statewide groups, including faith leaders, community health advocates and labor groups organized the event to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Issa's plans to repeal it. They called on Issa to attend. The groups crowdsourced money to pay for a full-page advertisement in the San Diego Union-Tribune inviting the congressman. 

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Reactions to Tuesday's town hall and Issa's decision to skip it were shared on Twitter using the hashtag #WhereisDarrell.

Allison Stratton