(7/29) Our Lives are On the Line Rally - Bennington

OnTheLine_FBTW_7.11_1_(1).jpgJoin Rights & Democracy and Women's March Vermont for a rally in Bennington to tell Congress and elected officials in Vermont that OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE and we will continue to fight against any effort to repeal the ACA and make cuts to Medicaid and Medicare.

Through the tireless efforts of thousands of Vermonters and folks across the country, the resistance to the national GOP’s efforts to destroy healthcare has won a great success this week.

We made calls, sent letters, held public events and town halls, staged direct actions in Washington, DC, and in-state congressional offices, and shared the impact of these proposals on our families, our friends, and our neighbors.

As a result, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to temporarily abandon his Better Care Reconciliation Act that would strip health care from 22 million Americans, with tremendous fallout for the health and well-being of tens of thousands of Vermonters. But, Tuesday's vote on a motion to proceed means that this bill is revived - AGAIN - and will come up next week for a full vote in the Senate.

This means that the fight is far from over and our lives are still on the line! McConnell, GOP Congressional leaders, and the Trump administration have promised to forge ahead with various schemes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, make huge cuts to Medicaid and Medicare in the upcoming budget.

Now more than ever we must resist any proposals that could harm Vermonters (and folks across the country) through the loss of Medicaid coverage (both basic Medicaid and the expansion under the ACA). Together, we must show elected officials in Vermont (from the State House to Congress) that we are standing up for health care as a human right for all Vermonters and all people.

To make our voices heard, Women’s March VT and Rights & Democracy (RAD) are joining our national allies, including Health Care for America Now, Planned Parenthood, Our Revolution, and CPD Action, to send a clear message to the Republicans in Congress: Our Lives Are On The Line!

On July 29, on the eve of the anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare being signed into law, we will hold two simultaneous rallies: one on the State House lawn in Montpelier and one in Bennington. Our events will be part of a national day of action with groups across the country.

We will be lifting up the stories of Vermonters who would be impacted by the Republican assault on the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare.

We will demonstrate that here in Vermont we are ready to lead the nation in winning universal, publicly and equitably financed, high-quality health care for all.

WHEN
July 29, 2017 at 2pm - 4pm
WHERE
Bennington Station parking lot
150 Depot St
Bennington, VT 05201
United States
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