Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is holding a town hall meeting in Springfield Thursday night to stress why healthcare reform should be an urgent priority for Congress when it returns from spring recess.
The Springfield event at the Teamsters Hall on 1850 East Division begins at 6:30 p.m.
It's one of 90 events taking place in 43 states nationwide.
The group invited Congressman Roy Blunt, but he is not scheduled to attend.
Scheduled speakers include Dr. Janie Vestal, Dewayne Long of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health Provider Amy Chenoweth, Reverend Emily Bowen of Brentwood Christian Church and advocate Richard Green.