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By Robert Wang
The Repository

Posted Aug 20, 2012 @ 03:51 PM; Last update Aug 20, 2012 @ 07:00 PM

CANTON — Democratic congressional candidate Joyce Healy-Abrams said Monday morning at a forum on Medicare that she would fight to preserve the traditional Medicare program and oppose a Republican plan to convert it into a “premium support” program involving private insurers.


by Andy Young
The Chronicle-Telegram

Medicare is the battleground not just in the presidential campaign but also in races for Congress, including the most intriguing of three races in Lorain County.


By Missy Loar
T-G Staff Writer

Congressional candidate and political office newcomer Joyce Healy-Abrams identifies herself as a mother, wife and businesswoman. The Canton native said she is running for political office for the first time because she felt it was the right time to take action.

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CANTON, Ohio – Small businesswoman Joyce Healy-Abrams, candidate for Congress in Ohio’s new 7th District, will meet with retirees in Lorain and Stark counties on Thursday, Sept. 6, before hosting an evening convention watch party in the Canton area.

In the morning, Healy-Abrams was to meet with retirees of United Auto Workers Local 2000, in Sheffield Village. Later, around dinner time, Healy-Abrams will meet and greet retired postal workers at a dinner organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers Hall of Fame Branch 238, in Canton.


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New Healy-Abrams ad is first on broadcast TV in Ohio’s 7th

New spot highlights small businesswoman’s track record

CANTON, Ohio– Small businesswoman Joyce Healy-Abrams has launched the first broadcast television ad in the race to represent Ohio’s new 7th District in Congress.


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CANTON, Ohio – Small businesswoman Joyce Healy-Abrams marked Labor Day by marching in the Labor Day parade in Ashland, Ohio. Later on Monday, which is the traditional start of the campaign season, she planned to meet voters at the Stark County Fair in Canton. 

“This is a day to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labor. But it’s also a time to celebrate the American worker and the strength of the American middle class,” Healy-Abrams said today.


  • AFSCME Ohio Council 8

  • American Association for Justice “Supported” candidate

  • Ashland County Democratic Women’s Club

  • Boilermakers Local Union #744

  • Communications Workers of America Union District 4

  • Crawford-Richland Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

  • DCCC – “Emerging Races” candidate

  • East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

  • EMILY’s List – “On the List” candidate

  • Dr. Frances Strickland

  • Hall of Fame Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

  • Ironworkers Local Union #550

  • Laborers Local Union #1015

  • Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo

  • National Association of Letter Carriers, Local #238

  • National Organization for Women

  • National Women’s Political Caucus

  • Ohio AFL-CIO

  • Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters

  • Ohio Association of Public School Employees

  • Ohio Civil Service Employees Association

  • Ohio Federation of Teachers

  • Ohio Postal Workers Union

  • Ohio State Council of Machinists

  • Painters Union District Council 6

  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #94

  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union #42

  • Shelby Democratic Club

  • Stark County Black Caucus

  • Stark County Coalition of Women Voters

  • Stark County Young Democrats

  • Teamsters Local Union #92

  • Transport Workers Local Union #1

  • Tri-County Regional Labor Council, AFL-CIO

  • United Auto Workers Region 2B

  • United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local #880

  • United Steelworkers District 1

  • Women’s Campaign Fund