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