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03/24/2017

Center for Popular Democracy Responds to GOP-Health Care Bill

Statement from #WeFightBack protest organizers

NEW YORK – On March 24 Republican leaders pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor. The Center for Popular Democracy, released the following statement in response to the decision:


Yesterday, Center for Popular Democracy brought together over a thousand people together for the March 23 #WeFightBack protest in Washington D.C., to fight for the millions of Americans who are threatened by the Trumpcare bill. Today, with the failure of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, we see the fruits of our protest. While we still have a long way to go to ensure all Americans are treated with the dignity they deserve and have the resources they need to thrive, we see this as a victory for working people and the 24 million people who would have lost their healthcare coverage under the Republicans’ bill. Many thanks to the organizations who joined us in this fight.


#WeFightBack protest participating organizations included CPD affiliates: Make the Road (New York, Make the Road New Jersey, Make the Road Connecticut and Make the Road Pennsylvania, One Pennsylvania, CASA, New Virginia Majority, Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement (DACA), Maryland Communities United, New York Communities for Change, and allies Health Care for America Now (HCAN), Planned Parenthood Federation of America, PICO, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and People’s Action.


Trumpcare is just one battle in what will be a long war to protect our liberty from the Trump administration. #WeFightBack will continue to hold Trump accountable for his infringement upon our freedom and will remain guided by this belief: Through our collective action we will transform America into a country where everyone is entitled to dignity, every worker earns a living wage, where #BlackLivesMatter, no human is illegal, and most importantly, where everyone has the freedoms promised by our Constitution.


Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy


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The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD builds the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda.