Women’s March PA to host “Save Our Healthcare Rally – Defend the ACA” in Philly on 2/25

Hundreds Expected at February 25 Event; Featured Speakers Include Senator Bob Casey  and State Senator Daylin Leach

acaThe Women’s March Pennsylvania, a chapter of the Women’s March Network, is proud to host “The Philly Healthcare Rally – Defend the ACA” at 12:30pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Thomas Paine Plaza in Center City Philadelphia.

Featured speakers include, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), PA Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware), and impassioned activists, advocates and families impacted by a repeal of the ACA.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted by President Barrack Obama in 2010. It was designed to increase health insurance quality and affordability, lower the uninsured rate by expanding coverage and reduce the costs of healthcare. The law requires insurers to accept all applicants, cover a specific list of conditions and charge the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or gender. At least 20 million more people have health insurance than before the law was enacted. The new administration has vowed to repeal the ACA, replace it with other measures while significantly reducing federal funding on healthcare. Proposed changes will have a devastating impact on the lives millions of Americans.

February 25 is significant, because it marks the last day before Congress heads back to D.C. following the winter recess.  The time is now to make our voices heard – do not repeal the Affordable Care Act, Medicare/Medicaid or Social Security!



~Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

~PA State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware)

~John Meyerson, Social Justice Activist and Legislative and Political Action Consultant

~Tarik Kahan, RN, CRNP, Healthcare Defenders Coalition

~Bob Finklestein, ACA Advocate living with Multiple Sclerosis

~Stacie Ritter, ACA Advocate and mother of twin daughters who battled childhood cancer & were denied health insurance before ACA

With Support From:

~Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP)


~Organizing for Action (OFA)

~Healthcare Defenders Coalition

~Hundreds of demonstrators

 Saturday, February 25, 12:30 pm.

Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia

About The Women’s March Pennsylvania:

The Women’s March Pennsylvania is a chapter of the Women’s March Network. Formerly known as a chapter of the Women’s March of Washington, Women’s March Pennsylvania is focused on long term advocacy and activism following the historic January 21, 2017 event.

The Women’s March Network is guided by basic principles of human rights with a value on human dignity. Women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability. We practice empathy with the intent to learn about the intersecting identities of each other. We will suspend our first judgement and do our best to lead without ego.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

2 thoughts on “Women’s March PA to host “Save Our Healthcare Rally – Defend the ACA” in Philly on 2/25

  1. I want to post this on FB, but do not see a forward option to do this.

    Secondly, you post Feb 25 for the date of the March, but in one small area you posted 2/21.

    I am just receiving this now, not enough time to get a replacement to work for me Sat. Why is the announcements so late in forthcoming. There were protest rallies on Presidents Day that I knew nothing about. The one in DC. was spread bu grassroots of those who are more proactive. I found out by luck and had to seek the information myself and frequently post it.
    The movement needs to find ways to get these announcements out better. We could do so much more by reaching more people.


  2. Hi Fran, thank you for your feedback. The rally has only been in the works for a week and we were just able to confirm all of the speakers as of yesterday. The rally is much different than the DC march, in that the event wouldn’t be planned out two to three months ahead of time.

    If you are on Facebook, I suggest you follow us there for daily posts:

    Also click on the Facebook event page for the ACA rally – which is highlighted and bolded in the body of that article. For ease, I will post here again: https://www.facebook.com/events/1158965834231585/

    If you click on the Facebook button at the bottom of the article, it will allow you to share on your personal Facebook page.

    What region of PA do you live? I can provide you with a link to Women’s March PA page specifically designed to keep you informed about efforts in your area of the state.

    If you desire daily interaction with Women’s March PA and our community partners, it is essential that you connect with us on the pages mentioned.

    Women’s March Pennsylvania did not organize any “Not My President” marches, which is why you were not alerted via this website/email system. Those marches were organized by other groups and the events were circulated via Facebook.

    We have been re-organizing our chapter since the January 21. Now that the historic event is behind us, we have been outlining our future advocacy efforts. We kindly ask that you be patient with us, as this is a grassroots movement.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s