Health Care Activist Arrested at Governor Corbett’s Mansion for Chalking on Sidewalk – That’s Right, Chalking…


As reported on the Raging Chicken Press last night, a dozen uninsured health care activists staged a sit-in inside the state capitol for medicaid expansion.  If Governor Tom Corbett does not expand medicaid, his actions will leave over 700,000 Pennsylvania citizens uninsured and will cause the state economy to lose billions in economic windfalls.

Late last night, the demonstrators were escorted out of the capitol, and afterwards some of the demonstrators went back to governor’s mansion to continue their demonstration.  However, while at the Governor’s mansion, a health care activist – AJ Marin – was arrested for “chalking” on a public sidewalk.  According to his citation, he was arrested for writing a “derogatory remark about the governor on the sidewalk.”  The “derogatory” comment that AJ was arrested for stated: “Governor Corbett has health insurance, we should too.”

To check out the group who is pushing for Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania, please check out PA Health Access Network

Photo credit: Kati Sipp, SEIU Healthcare PA


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