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For Immediate Release

Coalition to March in Support of Medicare for All Bill

Our Revolution and Millennials for Revolution adds grassroots muscle to the movement for Medicare for All.


On Monday, July 24th thousands will march at the Capitol in support of H.R. 676 Medicare for All. The march is one component of a larger grassroots effort in order to increase pressure on Senators to kill the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, and support the expansion of health care to all Americans. This even comes ahead of the July 30th anniversary of Medicaid.

The march will focus on expanding Medicare by calling on Congress to go beyond fighting to prevent the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Even with the ACA, there are as many as 29 million Americans without adequate access to healthcare. On Monday, supporters will call for a Medicare for All plan that covers everyone.

Who: U.S. Representatives John Conyers (sponsor of H.R. 676) and Ro Khanna, Our Revolution President Nina Turner, and citizens sharing their personal stories about why Medicare for All is necessary

What: Rally in support of H.R. 676, Medicare for All

When:Monday, July 24, 2017 at 3 pm

Where: U.S. Capitol Building, West Lawn

"Poll after poll after poll makes it clear: the American people are ready for Medicare for All. Congress must represent their constituents and follow the will of the people," added Our Revolution President Nina Turner. "In the United States of America, no one should be go bankrupt from health care costs or be forced to choose between prescription medicine and groceries. Now is the time to guarantee health care as a right for everyone and we will take that message to Congress every day until it happens."

"We're the only developed nation in the world that doesn't guarantee all its people access to health care, despite being the wealthiest. As the millennial generation comes to power, we will seek a more compassionate way to run our country that takes care of the most vulnerable first, that's why I am marching for Medicare for All," said Moumita Ahmed, Co-founder, and grassroots organizer for Millennials for Revolution, one of the largest grassroots organizations dedicated to engaging millennials in politics.

For the first time ever, a majority of Democrats have signed up to support a public option for health care than ever before. The demand for Medicare for All is fueling actions around the country from #KilltheBill to polls indicating that some 60 percent of Americans favor expanding Medicare to cover everyone.

"Government is the single payer of wars that kill innocent children, but not yet the single payer of healthcare--which could save 123 American lives each day," said Michael Rushnak, Co-founder of Millions Marching for Medicare For All, expressing strong feelings that resonate with over 60 percent of the American people.

"The size of one's bank account should never be the determining factor in whether one gets medical care," said Bev Cowling, co-founder of Millions Marching for Medicare For All. "This is the 21st century, not the Dark Ages, and we will not stop until every American has access."

Millions Marching For Medicare For All is a collective of everyday Americans, taking the streets to demand that access to quality care be expanded to all people regardless of income. We chant "healthcare is a human right" as we shut down business as usual in the fight to save our lives.