‘This Is Not a Drill’: We Have Less Than One Week to Defeat ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Bill

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments

Ben Wikler and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org speak to the crowd at the ‘Don’t Take Away Our Care’ rally in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo: Screenshot/Facebook Live/MoveOn.org)

Source: Common Dreams

As people mobilize nationwide under the #ProtectOurCare banner in a collective bid to defeat the Republican Party’s plan to strip healthcare coverage from millions in order to give the nation’s wealthiest a massive tax break, Sen. Bernie Sanders was helping lead the charge over the weekend as he joined MoveOn.org and others on a rapid-response bus tour designed to galvanize opposition in key states.

“This is not a drill,” said MoveOn.org’s Ben Wikler on Sunday morning in Columbus, Ohio as he called the current moment a “code red” situation for the resistance movement aimed at stopping President Trump and his Republican allies.

With stops in three states on Saturday and Sunday—the tour is aimed at key Republican Senators identified as targets: Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.

Watch Sunday morning’s rally in Columbus, Ohio:

“The Senate’s health care legislation is an especially cruel and destructive transfer of wealth to the wealthiest American’s at the expense of kids, low-income Americans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and the nearly 23 million Americans who could lose their coverage as a result of health care repeal efforts,” said MoveOn when it announced the tour. With only a slim majority in the Senate, the GOP can only afford to lose two members in order to pass their contentious bill.

On Saturday night in Pittsburgh, Sanders delivered a blistering attack on the GOP’s Trumpcare approach—calling it both “barbaric and immoral”—and cited a study by Harvard healthcare policy experts that estimated as many as 28,000 people would die unnecessarily if such legislation becomes law. “We must not allow that to happen,” declared Sanders.

Watch a portion of Sanders’ remarks from Saturday night’s packed rally in Pittsburgh:

Repeating his call for a Medicare for All system, Sanders on Sunday morning said, “Here’s a crazy idea: We should join the rest of the world and guarantee health care to all, rather than take it away from 23 million people.”

Watch the complete rally in Pittsburgh on Saturday:

Read more great articles at Common Dreams.

Tags: , , , , ,


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.

Send this to a friend