POC’s March Bus Tour and 10 Days of Action Will Launch Ahead of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Passage of the ACA on March 23; Groundswell of Activity Will Also Include New Ads, Polling and Research
Washington, D.C. — Ahead of the 10 year anniversary passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, Protect Our Care is announcing 10 days of action around the landmark anniversary including a multi state bus tour in key 2020 battleground states. Protect Our Care’s bus tour, corresponding days of action as well as new ads, polling and research will highlight the positive impact that the ACA has had on the lives of millions of Americans while bringing attention to the existential threat to Americans’ health care posed by the Trump administration and Republicans’ ongoing attacks on the law that puts the coverage of 20 million Americans at risk.
Protect Our Care’s bus tour will kick off on March 15 in Minnesota and make stops in the key 2020 battleground states of Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Protect Our Care’s bus tour will include members of Congress, state and local lawmakers, health care advocates, doctors and patients who will speak about how the ACA has made a difference in the lives of those in their communities and how Republicans’ relentless war on health care, including their ongoing lawsuit to overturn the ACA, threatens their health care.
Protect Our Care will also be working with partner organizations and advocates to lead 10 days of action across the country heading up to the anniversary to highlight the specific ways the Affordable Care Act has helped communities and make clear what’s at stake because of the Trump administration’s sabotage agenda and their effort to overturn the law in the courts.
“There is no question that the Affordable Care Act has been a positive force in the lives of millions of Americans over the last 10 years who depend on the ACA for health insurance and critical protections like those for pre-existing conditions,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “Over the ten days surrounding this landmark anniversary, Protect Our Care will travel the country and remind Americans how the ACA has improved and saved the lives of millions while making clear that the relentless and ongoing attacks on the law from President Trump and Republicans pose an existential threat to Americans’ health care. While the president doubles down on his efforts to repeal our health care and released a budget with over $1 trillion in devastating cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, Democrats have made clear they are the party that will protect, improve and expand health care for all Americans.”
The Protect Our Care ACA Anniversary Bus Tour is making stops in:
St. Paul, MN on Sunday, March 15
Des Moines, IA on Monday, March 16
Cedar Rapids, IA on Monday, March 16
La Crosse, WI on Tuesday, March 17
Madison, WI on Tuesday, March 17
Lansing, MI on Wednesday, March 18
Detroit, MI on Wednesday, March 18
Wilkes-Barre, PA on Thursday, March 19
Allentown, PA on Friday, March 20
Philadelphia, PA on Friday, March 20
Washington, DC on Monday, March 23
Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, March 25
Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, March 25