We Will Not Let Republicans Take Away Health Care for Millions of People
WASHINGTON –(ENEWSPF)—July 27, 2017. People’s Action organizations will join others throughout the country on Saturday for a powerful nationwide Our Lives on the Line day of protests, rallies and marches to support health care for all.
Our Lives on the Line will give voice and visibility to the millions of people who will lose their health care if Republicans in Congress continue their efforts to undermine affordable, quality health care while give more power to insurance corporations.
More than 150 events are planned in 40 states this weekend, including the national event at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.
“This is a life-and-death matter, we will continue fighting to stop the cruel and reckless health care repeal effort for as long as it takes,” said LeeAnn Hall said, co-director of People’s Action. “We have been very clear: Health care is a basic human need, if you insist on trying to take care away from millions of people, you will not be re-elected.”
This weekend is also the 52nd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.
“Medicaid and Medicare have helped millions and millions of people for more than a half-century; they will not be gutted on our watch,” said Andy Spears, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action, part of the People’s Action network.
People’s Action is a national network of organization with a million people across 29 states. Since January, People’s Action’s member organizations have held more than 600 rallies and protests against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
A full list of events can be found here.