Donald Trump and his Republican friends thought it was going to be easy. They would get to Washington and ram through their agenda, taking health care away from 30 million Americans, privatizing Medicare, and defunding Planned Parenthood, while giving tax cuts to their millionaire and billionaire friends.
Their plans have begun to unravel, but only because of the tremendous levels of grassroots actions we’ve witnessed — town halls overflowing with constituents, rallies across the country, and of course the unprecedented outpouring of activism during the women’s march.
We cannot stop. That is why I am calling on you, some of the best organizers in Our Revolution, to sign up to lead rallies on February 25th, while Republicans are in their districts during the Congressional recess.
The impact of what Republicans are planning would be devastating to the working men and women of this country. If they repeal the Affordable Care Act it would cut health care for the poor and privatize it for the aging.
Thirty million Americans will lose their health insurance, but that is not all. Half of American households have someone with a pre-existing condition that will put coverage out of reach. Seniors could see their Medicare premiums rise by as much as 50%, while their benefits are slashed and their prescription drug costs increase an average of $2,000.
This is unacceptable. Our country must go forward and join the rest of the industrialized world and make health care a right, not a privilege. We should be moving towards a Medicare for All system instead of limiting coverage. Republicans, want to take us backwards by forcing working class Americans to lose their coverage and seniors to pay more, all the while giving huge tax cuts to Mr. Trump’s millionaire friends.
That is why it’s critical we organize and demonstrate. If the American people rise up, we can force Washington to listen. We need your help to make that happen.
Our Revolution members are organizing across the country. Sign up today to host a February 25th rally in your community. If you live in a district with a Republican member of Congress, ask him/her to attend your rally and explain why they want to devastate health care in America while giving huge tax breaks to billionaires.
The test of our movement’s strength will be its longevity and our ability to show the same energy and the passion we did in 2016 as we fight for the values we hold dear.
Thank you for continuing to be a part of our political revolution.