Digital Truck Billboard Follows Sen. McConnell to Town Halls Across Kentucky Highlighting the Dangers of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, February 21 – Thursday, February 23, 2017

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | 516-841-1105 | brett@unbendablemedia.com

NEXT WEEK: Digital Truck Billboard Follows Sen. McConnell to Town Halls Across Kentucky Highlighting the Dangers of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

UltraViolet’s CantAffordToLose Campaign Part of Massive #ResistanceRecess Mobilization

400,000 Kentuckians Stand to Lose Health Insurance Coverage if the Affordable Care Act is Repealed

KENTUCKY — Next week, as Senator Mitch McConnell holds events throughout Kentucky, a digital billboard truck will follow him from event to event and highlight the dangers of repealing the Affordable Care Act on Kentuckians. The digital truck billboard directly addresses Senator McConnell with the message: “Your Plans to Take Away Our Health Care are Making Us Sick. Signed, Kentuckians.”

The billboard, paid for by UltraViolet Action, a national women’s advocacy organization, notes that repealing the Affordable Care Act would eliminate health care coverage for roughly 400,000 Kentucky residents who rely on Medicaid expansion for insurance. UltraViolet’s billboard will be at the following events:

On Tuesday, February 21st at 12:00pm ET:

Anthony Stratton Building. 1026 County Park Road. Lawrenceburg, KY

On Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:30am ET:

Louisville Marriott. 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. Jeffersontown, KY

On Thursday, February 23rd at 11:30am ET:

Hotel Covington. 638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY

The billboard will also display stories from Kentucky residents who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act:

  • “I am a type 1 diabetic and suffer from psoriatic arthritis. The Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid expansion in Kentucky that came along with it kept me alive and kept me from drowning in medical debt. Signed, Chris in Nicholasville.”
  • “My family could not have health insurance without the Affordable Care Act. It saved my mother’s and sister’s lives, literally. Signed, Shelly in Lexington.”

VIEW THE MOBILE BILLBOARDS TARGETING SENATOR MCCONNELL HERE: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79559505@N06/albums/72157676171900383

“Repealing the Affordable Care Act would literally cost thousands of Kentucky women their lives. Whether it was the ACA’s guaranteed coverage of screening tests for cervical or breast cancer, comprehensive maternity care, domestic violence counseling, or access to birth control and emergency contraception – for thousands of Kentucky women and their families the real health care benefits provided by this law are non-negotiable.” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action. “Without the Affordable Care Act, more than 400,000 Kentuckians could lose access to their Medicaid insurance coverage alone. Senator Mitch McConnell, along with President Trump, want to take us back to a time where women paid more for health insurance and millions of Americans died unable to affordable care. That cannot happen. Our message to Senator McConnell is simple: Your plans to take away our health care are making us sick.”

UltraViolet Action members will be out in force at Congressional town hall events this recess, and have been sharing their stories on why the Affordable Care Act is so important to them at: http://cantaffordtolose.com/

For more information, or to speak with a representative from UltraViolet Action, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at brett@unbendablemedia.com.

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