Date(s) - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
U.S. Capitol Grounds
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Congress is rushing to pass sweeping legislation that fits every definition of an unjust law — the American Health Care Act.
The consequences of gutting key provisions of health care are staggering. Millions of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and Asian Americans, rural families, seniors, children, women, and poor whites who now have affordable health insurance will lose it through Medicaid cuts. Premiums and out-of-pocket expenses will spiral out of control for millions of working Americans. Medicare for our seniors will be one step closer to ending as we know it.
And amid all this hardship and suffering, health insurance CEO’s and the wealthiest handful of Americans get massive tax breaks. Some have even dubbed the legislation “wealthcare.” By any name, it’s a giant moral leap backward for our nation and a clear example of systemic racism and classism. But we can stop this bill before it’s too late.
Join Faith in Public Life, Rev. Dr. William Barber II and other faith leaders on Wednesday, March 22, at 1 p.m. as we hold a rally on Capitol Hill to demand a moral commitment to health care reform for all Americans.
Clergy are encouraged to wear their clerical garb, bring a holy book and arrive by 12:45.
Our partners in this effort include: Red Letter Christians, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Skinner Leadership Institute, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, National Council of Churches, the Auburn Theological Seminary.
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