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Your calls, letters, signatures, stories, visits and loud, outraged voices are helping to slow down (and hopefully stop!) the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and massive cuts to Medicaid! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was trying to rush his terrible, horrible, no good ‘health care’ (really, wealth care) bill, The Better Care Reconciliation Act/Trumpcare, through the U.S. Senate before the 4th of July recess, but on Tuesday he said he was delaying the vote because he doesn’t have support.

But to be very, very clear: we have won a very small battle—not the war. This is just a delay. They are going to rewrite some of the bill in an attempt to build support from key senators and schedule a vote in the coming weeks.

We can’t let up! We need to keep speaking out for our families’ health care!

While our Senators are home for July 4th Recess we want to make sure we are seen and heard. Here are a few ways you can make sure you stand up for health care over the next week:

1. Send a Letter to the Editor! Letters that are submitted this week to your local newspapers are likely to be published next week when Senators are back in their home states.  Perfect timing!  Senators and their staff pay close attention to letters to the editor in local newspapers as a way to gauge the opinions of constituents. Just click here and we’ll walk you through the whole process (including sample language and sending your letter directly to your local newspaper!).

2. Bring a MomsRising health care sign to your local 4th of July parade or make your own. These parades are often attended by local elected leaders and the press. Holding a sign to speak out for health care is a great way to show your support for you community and patriotism!

3. Tweet at your Senators about your health care story, local articles about how the Senate bill is damaging, or your disapproval of the Senate plan. You can find a full list of Senator’s twitter handles here.

4.  Attend a town hall meeting or a local event sponsored by one of our partner organizations. Countless local groups are mobilizing across the U.S. this July 4th recess to #RESIST the terrible, horrible, no good cuts and caps to our health care. There’s too many to list, so we encourage you to connect with other health care advocates in your community and speak out locally. You can find some of the hundreds of events here:

-Center for Public Representation

-OFA

-Planned Parenthood

Alaska

Families USA Rally to Protect Health Care

Time: Wednesday, July 5th at 11 AM- 1 PM AKDT

Location: Senator Lisa Murkowski’s Office

Location 1: 805 Frontage Rd Ste 105, Kenai, AK, 99611

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1928131477426193/

Location 2: 800 Glacier Ave, Juneau, AK 99801

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894233367510874/

Location 3: Ketchikan, AK

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1882162828667236/

Location 4: Wasilla, AK

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/450611868636512/

Location 5: Fairbanks, AK

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/155744078304476/

Arizona:

Rep. Grijalva: Health Care Town Hall in Tucson

Time: Thursday, July 6, 5:30-7:00 PM MST

Location: Pima Community College West Campus, Tucson, AZ

Host: Congressman Raul Grijalva

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/246197319200384/

 

Mayor’s Health Care Forum

Time:Friday, July 7 at 8 AM - 10 AM

Location: Bowman Senior Residences 229 N Grand Ave, Nogales, Arizona 85621

Host: OFA- Arizona

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1287222451376651/

Open Mic at Flake’s- Save Our Care

Time: Saturday, July 8 at 8 AM - 9 AM

Location: Pima Federal Financial Plaza 6860 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85704

Host: Indivisible Southern Arizona

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918892885016660/

 

Rep. Grijalva: Health Care Town Hall in Phoenix

Time: Saturday, July 8, 10:00-11:30 AM MST

Location: Westview High School, 10850 W Garden Lakes Pkwy, Avondale, AZ, 85353

Host: Congressman Raul Grijalva

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1909018795978535/

 

California:

Rally to Stop the GOP Health Care Bill

Time: Monday, July 3 at 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Location: Harbor- UCLA Medical Center 1000 W Carson St, Torrance, California 90502

Host: SEIU 721

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1389124424468664/

Health Care Action at Rep. David Valadao District Office

Time: Thursday, July 6, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT

Location: 101 N Irwin St, Ste 110B, Hanford, CA, 93230

Host: SEIU Local 2015

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/118576435416803/

Health Care Action at Rep. Steve Knight’s Office

Time: Thursday, July 6, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT

Location: 26415 Carl Boyer Dr, Ste 220, Santa Clarita, CA, 91350

Host: SEIU Local 2015

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/114552089161549/

Colorado:

Save Medicaid Rally

Time: Thursday, July 6 at 11 AM - 1 PM MDT

Host: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, Atlantis-ADAPT, Advocacy Denver. Provider sponsors include Stahlman Disability Consulting and PASCO.

Location: Skyline Park across the street Senator Cory Gardner's office: 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado 80202

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1372034026237701/

Rally to Protect Health Coverage

What: Return to Washington Send-Off Rally

When: Sunday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1080598088736936/

“Back to the Drawing Board? ACA, AHCA, BCRA, and Beyond”

Time: Saturday, July 15, 10:00-11:30 AM MDT

Location: Sunrise Community Health, 2930 11th Ave, Evans, CO, 80620

Host: Greeley Indivisible’s Health Care Subcommittee
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1343635919034950/

Kentucky:

Let’s Tell Mitch to Dump Trumpcare

Time: Thursday, July 6, 11:15 AM CDT

Location: T.J. Health Pavilion, 312 N L Rogers Wells Blvd, Glasgow, KY, 42141

Host: Terri Jo Harris

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/121131838489193/

Rep. John Yarmuth’s Health Care Town Hall

Time: Thursday, July 6, 6:00-7:30 PM CDT

Location: Central High School, 1130 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY, 40203

Host: Congressman John Yarmuth
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/407649886298167

Louisiana:

Bill Cassidy Town Hall

Time: Friday, June 30 3pm CDT

Location: EBRPL- Central Branch Library: 11260 Joor Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70818

Shreveport Forum on the US Senate Health Care Bill

Time: Thursday, July 6 at 6 PM - 8 PM

Location: 9449 Ellerbe Rd, Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Host: Louisiana Budget Project

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/119555555319039/

Michigan:

Save Our Health Care Rally

Time: Saturday, July 1, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EST

Location: Post Office Paw-Paw, 125 N Kalamazoo St, Paw Paw, MI, 49079

Host: Vanburendems, Paw Paw Area Democrats

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/114616535818410/

People Over Profit Rally: Health Care is a Right-Pinery Park

Time: Wednesday, July 5, 5:30-7:00 PM EST

Location: 2301 De Hoop Ave SW, Wyoming, MI, 49509

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/245723385832674/

Health Care Town Hall w/Dan Kildee

Time: Sunday, July 16, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM EST

Location: Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks 325, 41700 Ann Arbor Rd E, Plymouth MI, 48170

Host: Indivisible Michigan-District 11

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914030515517745/

Health Care Town Hall w/Rep. Kildee

Time: Sunday, July 16, 4:00-6:00 PM EST

Location: Wildwood Amphitheater, 2590 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI, 48360

Host: Indivisible Michigan-District 8

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1791894527788214

Nevada:

Health Care Town Hall

Time: Wednesday, July 5, 6:00-8:00 PM PDT

Location: Northern Nevada HOPES, 580 W 5th St, Reno, NV, 89503

Host: Indivisible Northern Nevada

Action Together Nevada

Organizing for Action
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1944840062430709/

Ohio:

Interfaith Healthcare Coalition Rally

What: People of faith speaking out about the importance of healthcare and Medicaid

When: Friday, July 7 at 10:00am

Where: First Unitarian Church of Toledo,
3205 Glendale Ave., Toledo OH 43614-2423
All are welcome to this free event!

Columbus Cookout With Portman

Time: Friday, July 7 at 12 PM - 1 PM

Location: Battelle Riverfront Park 25 Marconi Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Host: For Ohio’s Future

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918892885016660/

Oregon:

Corvallis 4th of July Parade

Time: Tuesday, July 4, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT

Location: Gazebo at Central Park, Corvallis, OR

Host: Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914473315495787/

Flash Protest Against Trumpcare

Time: Thursday, July 6, 2:00 PM PDT

Location: Near Three Rivers Community Hospital

Hosts: Rogue Indivisible

Health Care for All-Oregon

UniteOregon

ORD2 Indivisible

The Josephine County Democratic Party’s Resist Committee

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/320569815060828/

South Dakota:

Health Care Bill Protest at Senator Rounds’ Office

Time: Thursday, July 6, 4:00-5:30 PM MDT

Location: 1313 W Main St, Rapid City, SD, 57701

Host: Indivisible Rapid City

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457592974263591

 

Tennessee:

Farmers Against the AHCA press conference and tractor march.

Nashville-Thursday, July 6. 12:30-4:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1526572824049039/

Washington:

Town Hall: Impact of Trumpcare on Working Families

Time: Thursday, July 6, 5:30-7:00 PM PDT
Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

Host: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768897790022377/

West Virginia:

Community cookout and potluck in support of quality, affordable health care and immigration

WHERE: Ritter Park, Shelter 1, near the tennis courts at the end of the park

            1340 Eighth Street, Huntington, WV

WHEN: July 3, 2017, 10:30am

WHO: Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, moms, kids, caregivers and community members

https://act.moveon.org/event/cookouts/12244/signup/?source=&s=

FamiliesUSA Rally to Protect Health Care

Time: Wednesday, July 5th at 11 AM- 1 PM

Location 1: 220 N Kanawha St, Beckley, WV 25801

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/818065641704752/

Rally to Ask Capito and Portman to Bridge the Healthcare Divide

Time: Thursday, July 6 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Williamstown Bridge Williamstown, West Virginia

Host: Next Wave Democrats of MOV, Wood County Indivisible, Progressive Democrats of Wood County, West Virginia Citizen Action Group

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1938848902994836

Interfaith Healthcare Coalition Rally

What: People of faith speaking out about the importance of healthcare and Medicaid

When: Friday, July 7 at 10:00am

Where: First Christian Church
1400 Washington Ave., Parkersburg, WV
All are welcome to this free event!

 

We appreciate you continuing to use your voice to speak out for the health and well-being of our families! If you have events you want to share or ways you are speaking out, please feel free to share that info in the comments.


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