Signs of protest and support for Obama in San Antonio
Protesters and supporters converge on the Convention Center in San Antonio where Pres. Barack Obama held a fundraiser luncheon. He entered through an underground garage out of the public view. People waited patiently, but he did not appear outside.
President Obama arrives in San Antonio, Texas for a fundraiser at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Over 1,200 supporters attend, including Mayor Julián Castro, U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez and actress Eva Longoria. Pres. Obama is expected to raise over $4,000.000.00 at 2 luncheons in San Antonio.
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After addressing South Texas campaign donors at the Convention Center at 12 p.m., he will join a small gathering of big-dollar backers at the Dominion home of attorney Mikal Watts.
Centro San Antonio:
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Texas Last Patrol & Veteran's Alliance:
“President Obama promised to build a VA hospital in the Rio Grande Valley when he was campaigning for president in 2008. He came down to Brownsville and told us he supported this effort. He has not delivered on this promise and we need to remind his Cabinet members of that,” said Vasquez.
Veterans groups in the Valley, such as America’s Last Patrol and the Veterans Alliance, have been campaigning for years to get a VA hospital built in the region. They point to the fact that over 100,000 veterans live in the region. The nearest VA hospital to the Valley is the Audie Murphy facility in north San Antonio. It can take Valley veterans five hours to drive there.