Thursday, February 23, 2017
Add your name if you're not a paid protestor
Make sure Republicans know they can't hide from their constituents. Add your name to tell the GOP to protect affordable health care, not repeal it:
Yesterday, at Sen. Tom Cotton's town hall in Bentonville, Arkansas, one of Cotton's constituents asked anyone in the crowd who was affected by the Affordable Care Act to stand up.
Here's what happened:
The GOP's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will affect us all. We have to do everything we can to protect our health care.
Scenes like this one are happening all across the country, but Trump and some Republican members of Congress are trying to dismiss them as the work of paid protestors.
That's just absurd.
Another woman came to Cotton's town hall to ask what he'd do to help her husband, who currently only pays $29 a month for health insurance under the ACA. She told him that she lives just down the road from his district office. She wasn't a paid protestor.
The man who showed up at Sen. Chuck Grassley's town hall in Iowa Falls and explained how he wouldn't be able to afford insurance at all if it wasn't for Obamacare wasn't a paid protestor.
One woman in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky told Sen. Mitch McConnell that if he could answer her questions about how unemployed coal miners and veterans would be able to afford health care, she'd "sit down and shut up like Elizabeth Warren." She wasn't a paid protestor.
Republicans know that the more they talk about their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the more popular the ACA gets. They'd rather dismiss their constituents or even cancel town hall meetings altogether than look them in the eye and admit that they've spent the last seven years trying to take health care away from millions of Americans.
Let's make sure they know there's nowhere to hide. Click here and join the 308,961 grassroots Democrats who have called on Congress to protect the Affordable Care Act. Even if your Republican representatives aren't holding town halls (or if you're fortunate enough to be represented in Congress by Democrats who will fight for your health care), you can still make your voice heard:
Deputy Communications Director
Democratic National Committee