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McKenna’s offices going on ‘modified lockdown’

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on March 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm with No Comments »
March 26, 2010 10:18 am

State Attorney General Rob McKenna’s staff is ordering a “modified lockdown” at the Highway Licenses Building today in anticipation of protests against the Republican’s lawsuit to block national health reform.

Activists with the progressive group Fuse and others are bringing 18,000 online petition signatures asking McKenna to drop his suit and “not to sacrifice Washington’s health for partisan politics,” activists said in a news release.

Those gathering at Tivoli Fountain on campus at noon then going over to McKenna’s office include Aaron Belenky, who created a Facebook group and petition that drew huge interest after Monday’s news about McKenna’s legal move. McKenna plans to join about 12 other states in suing.

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