Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

ONE DAY left in this Mid-Year Campaign. This is our hour of need.
If you value independent journalism, please support Common Dreams.

Join the small group of generous readers who donate, keeping Common Dreams free for millions of people each year. Without your help, we won’t survive.

For Immediate Release

Press Release

Wisconsin and Illinois Activists Converge on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Racine Office With a Message about Health Care Repeal:

“Paul Ryan, Kill Your Bill before It Kills Us!”

Busses of seniors and other grassroots activists from around Wisconsin and Illinois will pour into Racine on Tuesday to demand that House Speaker Paul Ryan drop his plan to take away health care from tens of millions of people around the country – and pass Medicare for all.

They are bringing lunch and the message:  Keep Your Hands off Our Health Care!

The action is one of the  #ResistTrumpTuesdays events that have been held around the country since January. The two leading groups at the event are affiliates of People’s Action.

A hundred seniors and activists with Fair Economy Illinois are heading to Racine, Wisc., Tuesday to join another hundred or so Citizen Action of Wisconsin members. Additional Wisconsin organizations participating include SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin.

While Paul Ryan peddles his ruthless health care repeal bill in D.C., his constituents in Racine are wondering how they will eat when they have to choose between food, housing and health care.

WHAT: A hundred seniors and activists with Fair Economy Illinois will join up with Citizen Wisconsin activists from Southeast Wisconsin, and other allies to protect health care and Medicare. They will share their stories and march from Monument Square to Paul Ryan’s office.

WHO: Seniors and activists from Fair Economy Illinois, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and SEIU Health Care Wisconsin, are coming together to fight to save health care for themselves and future generations. Seniors, disabled people and their supporters and allies.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 14, Noon

WHERE:  Monument Square on Main Street, Racine. The group will then march to Paul Ryan’s office:  216 6th Street, Racine.

VISUAL: “Lunch” for Paul Ryan,  anda giant Paul Ryan look-alike puppet – since we can’t seem to               find the real one.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin – is a statewide membership organization that fights to advance guaranteed affordable health care, good jobs, and a more robust democracy. Citizen Action is the Wisconsin Affiliate of People's Action.

Fair Economy Illinois is a statewide alliance that organizes urban, suburban and rural residents around issues that affect the common good. Fair Economy member organizations are Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, The People’s Lobby Education Institute, National Nurses United Illinois, and Illinois People’s Action. Fair Economy Illinois is affiliated with People’s Action.


People's Action builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.

As US Rolls Back Reproductive Rights, Sierra Leone Moves to Decriminalize Abortion

"I'm hopeful today's announcement gives activists in the U.S., and especially Black women given the shared history, a restored faith that change is possible and progress can be made."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Indefensible': Outrage as New Reporting Shines Light on Biden Deal With McConnell

The president has reportedly agreed to nominate an anti-abortion Republican to a lifetime judgeship. In exchange, McConnell has vowed to stop blocking two Biden picks for term-limited U.S. attorney posts.

Jake Johnson ·

Assange Makes Final Appeal Against US Extradition

"If Julian Assange is not free, neither are we," said a protester at a Friday demonstration against the WikiLeaks founder's impending transfer. "None of us is free."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Payoff for 40 Years of Dark Money': Supreme Court Delivers for Corporate America

"It was the conservative court's larger agenda to gut the regulatory state and decimate executive powers to protect Americans' health and safety," warned one expert.

Jake Johnson ·

NARAL Pro-Choice Endorses Fetterman—Who Vows to End Senate Filibuster to Protect Abortion Rights

"We know we can count on him to boldly fight for abortion rights and access," said the head of one of the nation's largest reproductive rights advocacy groups.

Jon Queally ·

Common Dreams Logo