Patients, Providers, Elected Officials, Activists Join People’s Filibuster on the Hill Urging the Senate to Reject GOP Health Care Bill

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29
CONTACT: Brett Abrams | 516-841-1105 |

THIS WEEK: Activists, Patients, Health Care Providers and Elected Officials Join Week-Long “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 DC — Starting tomorrowTuesday, June 27th and running through Thursday, June 29th, activists, patients, health care providers and elected leaders will join with concerned citizens, and members of a wide array of progressive organizations for a “People’s Filibuster” in front of the US 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, ten million people with disabilities, and 70 percent of nursing home residents – in addition to kicking nearly 22 million Americans off of their health insurance.  The Republican health care bill could be voted on as early as this week – ahead of the July 4th recess – without any committee hearings or public input.

The multi-day “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 27th: People’s Filibuster

  • WHEN:  Tuesday, June 27th.  2:00pm – 7:00pm ET
  • WHERE: U.S. Capitol Lawn, Section 9.  Washington, DC. 20004
  • SPEAKERS INCLUDE:  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 their insurance, defunding planned parenthood and more.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th: People’s Filibuster

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th: Arms Around the Senate Action

THURSDAY, JUNE 29th: People’s Filibuster Rally

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

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