Across the country this week, momentum is building to save our health care. We’re seeing a surge of support as constituents make their voices heard at town halls and other events hosted by their members of Congress.
Thank you to all the passionate advocates who are lining the halls, filling the rooms, and spilling over on sidewalks to deliver urgent messages to their U.S. senators and representatives who are home for their recess week. Find out if your representatives are hosting an event near you.
Here’s a peek at just some of the action:
- People rallied outside Senator Rob Portman’s office in Columbus, Ohio to urge him to protect Medicare. 964,000 Ohioans could lose their health care if Congress repeals the ACA.
- U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn held a town hall for constituents in Fairview, Tennessee. Her district voted overwhelmingly for Trump, but the 130 residents who showed up were vocal about protecting our health care system. 526,000 Tennesseans are at risk of losing their health care if Congress repeals our current system.
- An Iowan challenged Senator Joni Ernst on her plan to repeal health care that so many families depend on, asking “Why not fix rather than replace?”
- U.S. Representative Tom Reed faced a passionate crowd when he confirmed he would repeal our current health care to his constituents in New York.
- Members of Congress who chose not to attend events in their districts were not let off the hook. When Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania was a no-show at his own event in Allentown, people held an event anyway at the Resurrected Life Community church to share their stories and ask him critical questions about his plan to save their care.