Call to Action: Rally to Call on Congressman McCarthy to #Fight4OurHealth, Tues., 12/20/16, 10am
Join us on Tuesday, December 20th in front of Congressman McCarthy’s Office at 4100 Empire Dr, Bakersfield, California 93309 at 10 am to make your voice heard.
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Our community is coming together and calling on Congressman Kevin McCarthy to represent the people of his district. He must stand against those who are working to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Nearly half of the population in Kern and Tulare Counties relies on some form of subsidized insurance. Tens of thousands more benefit from the Affordable Care Act because of provisions like extending dependent coverage to age 26 and removing “pre-existing condition” clauses from insurance. Covered California and tax subsidies to small businesses have given people more freedom to move from job to job and small businesses can better compete for the best talent.
We can’t go back to a time when so many more Americans had to rely on emergency rooms for primary care or forgo treatment altogether. Nowhere is the need so great as in California’s Central Valley. Our congressman needs to carry the message from his district to Washington D.C.: This law is saving lives in California and we are ready to fight for our health.
Partnering Organizations: Consumers Union, ACCE, CPCA, CCALAC, NILC, SEIU 521, 721, 1021, CCHI, Community Health Councils, WCLP, Congress of California Seniors, California Partnership, Community Clinics Consortium of Contra Costa, Children Now, Justice in Aging, Jewish Family Services, Equality California, Small Business Majority, National Association of Social Workers, Campaign for a Healthy California, CPEHN, Firefighters, Greenlining Institute, Advancement Project CA, Project Inform, CARA, OWL, NHELP, CSEA, UDW 3930, CLRA, Community Clinical Centers, Organizing for Action – Contra Costa, LA County IHSS Public Authority, Project Inform, American Nurses Association CA, CA Labor Federation, American Lung Association, Voices for Progress, Organizing for Action, Young Progressive Coalition, CWA 9416, Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties Central Labor Council