2 health care rallies set for Sunday in Miss.

Published 1:47 am Sunday, November 8, 2009

Two groups on the opposite ends of the political spectrum are holding rallies in central Mississippi this weekend to discuss national health care legislation.

The Children’s Defense Fund is sponsoring a “stroller brigade” march, starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday outside the state Capitol in downtown Jackson. Participants will walk to nearby Smith Park to urge Congress to expand publicly funded health insurance to a larger number of children from low-income families.

Starting at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rankin County Pavilion in Brandon, conservatives will gather as part of a national Tea Party event. Organizers say Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and some physicians are scheduled to speak. The sponsors oppose a large government role in health care.

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