Students at Christopher Newport University are holding a rally Thursday in support of the controversial federal Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act.
Friday is the second anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the omnibus health care reform package, and the rally comes just days ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing arguments March 26 in cases challenging the law.
The 4 p.m. rally sponsored by the CNU chapter of Virginia Organizing will include student speakers calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, both ardent opponents of the federal health care law, to stop trying to block implementation of the reform measure.
The event will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 on the CNU campus between Trible Library and the David Student Union in Newport News.