WHERE WE NEED TO BE SATURDAY IN CLEVELAND…

February 22nd, 2017

From Bernie Sanders, the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and Our Revolution:

These are tough times. The future of our country and planet are at stake. Our job: Fight Back.

Donald Trump and his Republican friends thought it was going to be easy. They would get to Washington and ram through their agenda, taking health care away from 30 million Americans, privatizing Medicare, and defunding Planned Parenthood while giving huge tax cuts to their millionaire and billionaire friends.

Their plans have begun to unravel, but only because of the tremendous levels of grassroots actions we’ve witnessed—town halls overflowing with constituents, rallies across the country, and of course the unprecedented outpouring of activism during the Women’s March.

We cannot stop. On Saturday, February 25th, volunteer-led rallies will be held outside of elected representative offices across the U.S. It is up to YOU to ensure that your Representatives and Senators know the American people won’t sit idly by as Congress sells out working class America. We fully expect our elected officials to do their jobs and represent the needs of the people they were elected to serve, not just the billionaire class.

Please join me and thousands of Americans this Saturday to say “enough is enough” by attending a rally to defend health care as a right in your community.

All across the country, people are speaking out not only to keep the Affordable Care Act, but to expand it. At a time when millions of Americans do not have health care, we should be working to expand coverage and move towards a Medicare for All system, not throw millions off of the health insurance they currently have. The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating – 30 million Americans thrown off health insurance, with many more denied care for pre-existing conditions and unable to afford their premiums and prescription drugs. In the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, we must understand that health care is a right, not a privilege.

Make your voice heard. Attend a rally on Saturday and let your elected representatives know you expect them to protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and health care as a right.

We’re in this fight together, and it’s only through a mass movement that we’re going to be able to prevent the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and 30 million Americans losing lifesaving coverage. Thank you for being a part of the political revolution.

In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders

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