Elected Officials Join People’s Filibuster Actions on Capitol Hill Urging Senate to Reject Health Care Repeal Bill

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29

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

THIS WEEK: Activists, Patients, Health Care Providers, and Elected Officials Join Multiday “People’s Filibuster” on Capitol Hill, Urging the Senate to Reject Health Care Repeal Bill

Activists Warn That Health Care Bill Would Decimate America’s Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting today, Tuesday, June 27, and continuing through Thursday, June 29, activists, patients, health care providers, and elected officials will join with concerned community members, and members of a wide array of progressive organizations for a “People’s Filibuster” in front of the U.S. Capitol, calling on the Senate to reject the health care repeal bill.

Experts warn that the Republican health care bill would decimate Medicaid—a program that covers nearly half of the births in the United States, 10 million people with disabilities, and 70 percent of nursing home residents—and would kick nearly 22 million Americans off of health insurance. The Republican health care bill could be voted on as early as this week—ahead of the July 4 recess—without any committee hearings or public input.

The multiday “People’s Filibuster,” which will continue through Friday if there is not a Senate vote by Thursday, will feature stories from patients, activists, and health care providers on the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act and the dangers that the Republican health care bill poses to the American health care system.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27: People’s Filibuster: Patients, providers, and community members sharing their stories about how Trumpcare will affect them. Members of Congress and organizational leaders talking about the devastating effects of gutting Medicaid, kicking people off of health insurance, defunding Planned Parenthood and more.

  • WHEN:  Tuesday, June 27,  2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET

  • WHERE: U.S. Capitol Lawn, Section 9, Washington, D.C., 20004


    • Ben Wikler, Washington Director, MoveOn.org

    • Ruth Martin, MomsRising

    • Senator Brian Schatz

    • Senator Chris Van Hollen

    • Senator Jeff Merkley

    • Representative Barbara Lee

    • Pulin Modi, Change.org

    • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

    • Jess Milan, CEO and President, AIDS United

    • David Munar, President & CEO of Howard Brown Health, Chicago

    • Chris Charbonneau, CEO, Planned Parenthood

    • Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia, Indivisible

    • Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority

    • Representative Gwen Moore

    • Jeananne Sciabarra, ED, Consumer Health First and Linda Cades, Consumer

    • Amy Zellmer, Faces of Traumatic Brain Injury

    • Sheryl Grossman and Cheryl Gottlieb, Concerned Citizens, DC Metro ADAPT

    • Nancy Lemus, parent of children with complex medical needs

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/1967200510162386/

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: People’s Filibuster

  • WHEN: Wednesday, June 28,  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

  • WHERE: U.S. Capitol Lawn, Section 10,  Washington, D.C., 20004


    • Cyrus Habib, Lt. Gov., Washington

    • Representative Earl Blumenauer

    • Representative Bonnie Coleman

    • Representative Jamie Raskin

    • Representative Don Beyer

    • Senator Ben Cardin

    • Senator Chris Van Hollen

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400275283384956

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: Linking Together to Save Our Care Action

THURSDAY, JUNE 29: People’s Filibuster Rally

  • WHEN: Thursday, June 29,  4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET

  • WHERE: U.S. Capitol Lawn, Section 10,  Washington, D.C., 20004


    • Representative Judy Chu

    • Representative Pramila Jayapal

    • Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    • Representative Alan Lowenthal

    • Representative Keith Ellison

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/446773975702395

Participating organizations include AIDS United, American Federation of Teachers, Center for American Progress, Change.org, Human Rights Campaign, Indivisible, MoveOn.org, National Children’s Leadership Council, National Physicians Alliance, National Council of La Raza, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Organizing for Action, Our Lives on the Line, Our Revolution, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Protect Our Care, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), UltraViolet, Women’s March and many, many more.

More Location Details:

U.S. Capitol Lawn, Section 9: Grassy Area on the Capitol grounds in front of the Supreme Court

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U.S. Capitol Lawn, Section 10: Grassy Area on the Capitol grounds in front of the Library of Congress

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