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    Blood Pressure and Politics
    Alicia Dean
    The push is to get people to help get others access to healthcare in their communities.

    Volunteers hold health screening as part of President’s National Healthcare day of service.

    No coffee allowed. Not exactly welcome news for the dozens of volunteers who arrived at the La Maestra family clinic in City Heights Saturday Morning.  The caffeine clamp down was part of the day's mission: helping the community to keep blood pressure in check.  

    Volunteers from Organizing for America-- the spin off group created to mobilize the millions of people who volunteered for Barack Obama's presidential campaign-- CardioDynamics, an La Maestra teamed up to offer free blood pressure screenings.  The clinic was one of dozens of events organized by volunteers for the National Healthcare Day of Service.

    The push is to get people to help get others access to healthcare in their communities.  It is also designed to create a ground swell of support for the President's sweeping healthcare reform package that faces major hurdles getting passed despite a democratic majority in the house and senate.
     
    People who showed up for screenings were also asked to share their healthcare stories and fill out Organizing for America sign in sheets.