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Dozens to Risk Arrest to Save Health Care for Millions of Americans

AllofUs joining Progressive Groups For Sit-ins at Senate Offices Demanding Senate Republicans Vote No on Health Care Bill
WASHINGTON -

On Monday July 17, #AllofUs will be joining members of Our Revolution, Center for Popular Democracy, Democracy Spring, Physicians for a National Health Program, National Nurses United, Progressive Democrats of America, ResistHere, Ultraviolet, and the Working Families Party for a sit-in at Senate office buildings to demand Senators vote no on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.  

"The bill is simply a handout to billionaires that will result in the unnecessary hardship, pain, and even death for tens of thousands of Americans," said Alexandra Flores-Quilty, a spokesperson for #AllofUs. "People all across the country are standing up for our fundamental rights. It's time to defeat this bill and ensure that every American is guaranteed the right to healthcare."

The Congressional Budget Office will release the score for the newest version of the Senate’s health care plan on Monday. The CBO score for the last version of the bill found that it would take away health care from an additional 22 million working, poor, and disabled Americans that presently do not have healthcare, gut Medicaid by almost $800 billion, and provide a massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.

Monday’s actions are a continuation of the Fourth of July recess sit-ins where hundreds risked arrest in 28 actions across 21 states resulting in nearly 50 people being arrested at their Senator’s offices for demanding they vote no on the health care plan. These actions are part of a larger movement to create a single-payer, Medicare for all system that guarantees everyone health care regardless of their income.

The sit-ins will begin in the Hart Senate Office Atrium at 1:30 pm and continue at the offices of key Republican Senators throughout the afternoon. More details forthcoming.

Itinerary:

Monday, July 17:

1:30 pm Hart Senate Office Atrium, 120 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

2 pm Sen. Dean Heller’s Office, 324 Hart Senate Office Building

2:20  pm Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Office, 522 Hart Senate Office Building

2:40  pm Sen. Shelly Moore Capito’s Office, 172  Russell Senate Office Building

3 pm Sen. Rob Portman’s Office, 448 Russell Senate Office Building

3:40 pm Sen. Pat Toomey, 248 Russell Senate Office Building

4 pm Sen. Mitch McConnell, 317 Russell Senate Office Building

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