It’s about time.
By midday Wednesday, protests had begun. Outside the Capitol, NARAL Pro-Choice America held a rally attended by several Democratic senators and Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the country, Progressive Democrats of America activists hovered in the Phoenix and Tuscon offices of Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, where they held signs saying, “Healthcare is a Right,” “Medicare for All,” and wore hats saying, “Single-payer now.”
PDA is one of many groups urging members to contact their senators. They have phone and letter-writing tools on their Facebook page. Others, like ActionNetwork.org, seeks volunteers for sit-ins at Senate offices on Thursday, July 6. While other Trump protests are planned, stopping McConnell’s health care bill is the most immediate priority.
“AllOfUs, Democracy Spring, Democratic Socialists of America, Our Revolution, and The People’s Consortium are working together to organize, coordinate, and support sit-ins at Senate offices across the country on Thursday, July 6th,” ActionNetwork’s website said. “We will target as many Republican Senators as possible with a common demand that they vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.”
I’m sure we’ll hear something along the lines of “The peasants are revolting” before the end of the weekend.
A call to action:
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