I hope you saw Nancy’s blast email* about the national Democratic Day of Action for the ACA being hosted in Juneau by the Tongass Young Democrats.
We need to show local, statewide, and national politicians that we are paying attention to what they are doing with the Affordable Care Act. Even though the ACA is imperfect, it’s better than what we had before – by a LOT – and now is the time to protect healthcare.
What: rally in support of the ACA
Date: this Sunday, January 15
Time: 11 AM – 12 PM
Where: Alaska State Capitol Steps, Juneau
Bonus: You can make and bring a sign!
What else: Check out the “Take Action Now” button to the menu bar; there is an ACA action under it. Here are some key points:
- The national press is saying that many Republicans are hoping to repeal the ACA without a concurrent replacement plan. If they succeed in doing this, a replacement is not considered very likely, and about 22 million people lose their insurance – maybe right after the 2018 mid-term elections.
- U.S. Senator Murkowski is apparently one of several key Republicans standing in the way of a repeal without a concurrent replacement, so if you only do one thing, contact her and urge her to insist that any repeal legislation be tied to concurrent replacement legislation. Important: tell her what specific things need to be in any replacement.
*If not, email her and sign up!