Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Waters at Center Stage in King/Drew Drama

Water...Water...Water Issues..This Time is in Los Angeles...

Waters at Center Stage in King/Drew Drama
* The congresswoman brings her organizing skills and trademark passion to the battle over whether the trauma unit will be closed.

By Jia-Rui Chong, Solomon Moore and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers

A day after she helped marshal more than 1,000 people to protest the proposed closure of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center's trauma unit, Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday sat at the center aisle, second row, of the county Board of Supervisors meeting room, planning her next move.

She and other foes of the closure plan were there to voice their concerns to the supervisors. But it was Waters getting most of the attention. Every few minutes, a protester, a union leader, a policy analyst or an elected official would stop by for a quick huddle. Read More...

Waters at Center Stage in King/Drew Drama

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