Rallies To Support Health Care Surge Across the U.S.

When it comes to our health care, there’s too much at stake to stay quiet. Americans all across the country are paying attention and pleading with Congress not to repeal our care.

Like Kristen Grimm in Tennessee: Her son was born with a condition that has already required him to get 19 surgeries. She knows this issue is too big for political games:

Fellow Tennesseans filled Senator Lamar Alexander’s office in Nashville on Sunday to make sure he knows that families like Kristen’s are depending on him. 

People across the country attended rallies to stand up for care: In California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

See some pictures from the rallies below, and keep on speaking out and showing up. We need Congress to know we’re watching.

600 people showed up at City Hall in Portland, Maine to show their health care matters. “We can’t ask Maine people to put their health on the line to cover Congress’s reckless bets,” said Emily Brostek, Executive Director for Consumers for Affordable Health Care in Maine.

Freezing temperatures didn’t stop people in Warren, Michigan from rallying to support the Affordable Care Act. “I’m going to get really sick and my life will be at risk,” said Lisa Bancroft, 55, who lives in Michigan and has an autoimmune disease and high cholesterol.

From north to south, people are sharing their stories. Hundreds more attended a rally in Sunrise, Florida. The crowd shouted “not going back” throughout the event.

The Free Speech Plaza in Eugene, Oregon filled with people protesting the actions of Congress to repeal health care. “We’re all just one medical bill away from homelessness,” said local activist Timothy Morris.

1000 Hoosiers raised their concerns about health care at the Indianapolis State House. “…I know they say repeal and replace but I haven’t heard anything that makes me feel comfortable that my son is going to be safe and he’s going to be okay,” said Alexandra Walden, whose son has cerebral palsy.