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Iowans Rally to Protect Health Care, Join 170 Rallies Across the Country

August 2, 2017

After Senate Republicans failed to pass their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), activists across the country coordinated more than 170 rallies to hold elected officials accountable for their efforts to strip and sabotage their health care.

 

In Iowa, Keep Iowa Healthy joined other progressive organizations and health care advocates to rallies in cities across the state, lifting up the voices of the thousands of families whose health and financial security were threatened by the disastrous plans to repeal the ACA.

 

Those gathered at the events, including rallies in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, celebrated a victory in the fight to protect coverage for millions of working families, but they knew all too well that the fight to protect our health care was far from over.

 

At the main event outside the Capitol in Des Moines, health care advocates and local organizers called upon community leaders and elected officials called on voters to hold those who voted to strip health care accountable for their votes to repeal the ACA. Speakers like State Sen. Matt McCoy encouraged constituents to pledge to support candidates fighting to protect and expand health care.

 

(The Cedar Rapids rally for Our Lives on the Line.)

 

 (State. Sen Matt McCoy speaks at the Our Lives on the Line Rally at the Capitol Building in Des Moines.)

 

 

(A plane carried a message to Rep. Blum, telling him that advocates across the state would hold him accountable for his efforts to repeal the ACA.)


The energy from the national day of action will be channeled into a national bus tour led by Save My Care, a coalition of progressive organizations and health care-focused groups dedicated to protecting health care for millions across the country, which will stop in Cedar Rapids on August 11, 2017.

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