The White House has finally ended speculation and confirmed that President Obama will be speaking in a public rally Saturday at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Obama will speak at 12:30 p.m. at the rally, which is free and open to the public. Access is first come, first served.
More details below.
From the White House release:
WASHINGTON, DC - On Saturday, September 12, 2009, President Barack Obama will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to hold a rally on health insurance reform.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, President Obama will discuss what's at stake for the American people in this debate - why we need health insurance reform and why we need to act now.
President Obama's health insurance reform plan has two goals-to bring stability and security to Americans who have insurance today, and affordable coverage to those who don't. And his plan will bring reforms that will reduce the unsustainable growth in the cost of health care, which has doubled in the last decade and will again, unless we act.
The rally will be free and open to the public. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. No ticket is required.
Rally on Health Insurance Reform with President Barack Obama
Target Center 600 First Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55403
Doors Open: 9:30 am CT
Program start time: 12:30 pm CT.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. No ticket is required. All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, no sharp objects, no umbrellas, no liquids, no strollers, and no signs will be allowed into the venue. Cameras are permitted.