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Health care on the minds of political activists

From NBC12 News

CHESTERFIELD, VA (NBC12) - A local group of activists says revolution is brewing.

The Richmond Tea Party Organization says it is trying to educate Americans at the "Liberty 101" event.

Hundreds of local conservatives showed up to encourage fiscal responsibility and limited government.

Meanwhile, just a few miles away, another group funded by President Barack Obama's Political Action Committee, is working to drum up support for his health care plan.

While both have very different views of the current state of the country, they both claim to want the same things.

"I really hope that our government starts to pay attention to what their people want and what's going on here and starts looking at the grassroots and what people really want," said tea party attendent Lauren Shaley.

"We really want to bring those conversations that traditionally have happened inside of the beltway on policy out to all of the communities in the country," said Organizing for America member Brandyn Keating.

Both groups plan to hold several more events throughout the Commonwealth.

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