Our First Stand: Save Health Care, January 15


At a time when the United States remains the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all as a right, the Republicans want to throw nearly 30 million people off of health insurance, make massive cuts to Medicaid and defund Planned Parenthood. At the same time, in the midst of a grotesque and growing level of income and wealth inequality, they want obscene tax breaks for the top one-tenth of 1 percent.

On Sunday, January 15, Democratic members of Congress, trade unions, senior groups, health care activists and all those who believe in economic and social justice are organizing a day of action to tell Republicans loudly and clearly: You are not going to get away with it.



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Rallies Around the Country

Warren, Michigan

With Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. Gary Peters

12:30 p.m. EST
Outside Macomb Community College
14500 E. 12 Mile Rd.




Los Angeles, California

With Sen. Kamala Harris

Noon PST
LAC/USC Medical Center (Sidewalk and Front Steps)
2051 Marengo Street




San Francisco, California

With Leader Nancy Pelosi, Reps. Anna Eshoo, Mike Thompson, Zoe Lofgren, Eric Swalwell and Ro Khanna

1 p.m. PST
San Francisco City Hall Steps
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.




Hollywood, California

With California Nurses Association

5 p.m. PST
Grauman’s Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd




Sacramento, California

With California Nurses Association

5 p.m. PST
California State Capitol





Seaford, Delaware

With Sen. Tom Carper

Friday, January 13 at 9 a.m. EST
Nanticoke Hospital
801 Rd 535




Tampa, Florida

With Rep. Kathy Castor

1 p.m. EST
Tampa Family Health Center
7814 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.




Orlando, Florida

With Rep. Stephanie Murphy and Rep. Darren Soto

3:30 p.m. EST
Lake Beauty
1600 Orange Ave S




Honolulu, Hawai’i

With Sen. Brian Schatz

11 a.m. HAST
Hawai’i State Capitol
415 S. Beretania Street




Chicago, Illinois

With Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Jan Schakowsky

1 p.m., doors at noon
Central SEIU Healthcare HQ
2229 S. Halsted Street

Connersville, Indiana

12 p.m. EST
401 N. Central Avenue




Indianapolis, Indiana

2 p.m. EST
Indiana Statehouse
200 Washington Street




Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1 p.m. CST
310 3rd Street SE




Council Bluffs, Iowa

1 p.m. CST
501 5th Ave.




Des Moines, Iowa

1 p.m. CST
Neal Smith Federal Building
210 Walnut Street




Fort Dodge, Iowa

With Webster County Democrats

2 p.m.
City Square Park




Sioux City, Iowa

1 p.m. CST
526 Nebraska Street




Manchester, Iowa

Noon CST
100 E. Main St.




Portland, Maine

With Rep. Chellie Pingree, State Rep. Ben Collings and State Senate Minority Leader Troy Jackson

1 p.m. EST
Steps of Portland City Hall




Boston, Massachusetts

With Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Ed Markey, Mayor Marty Walsh and members of the MA Congressional Delegation

1 p.m. EST
Faneuil Hall




Bowie, Maryland

Wth Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Rep. Anthony Brown, Rep. John Sarbanes, Rep. Jamie Raskin and Rep. John Delaney

2 p.m. EST, doors at 1:30
Bowie State University
Bowie Student Center Ballroom
14000 Jericho Park Road




Lincoln, Nebraska

2:30 p.m. CST
West Side of the Nebraska State Capital Building
1445 K Street




Concord, New Hampshire

With Representatives from New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation and Rights & Democracy

1:00 p.m. EST
72 Concord Street




Newark, New Jersey

With Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Robert Menendez, Rep. Donald Payne, Rep. Albio Sires and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

11:30 a.m. EST
Robert Treat Center
50 Park Place




Albuquerque, New Mexico

With Health Action New Mexico

1 p.m. MST
UNM Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Near the corner of Lomas and Stanford




Belen, New Mexico

With Valencia County Federation of Democratic Women and Valencia County New Progressives

11 a.m. MST
231 N Main Street




Santa Fe, New Mexico

2 p.m. MST
Unitarian Univeralist Santa Fe
107 W Barcelona Road




Westbury, New York

With Reps. Kathleen Rice and Thomas Suozzi

12:30 p.m. EST
Yes We Can Community Center
141 Garden Street




Cincinnati, Ohio

With Bentley Davis

3:00 p.m. EST
Piatt Park
100 Garfield Pl.




Cleveland, Ohio

With the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus
4:30 p.m.
SEIU #1199 Union Hall
1771 E 30th Street




Columbus, Ohio

With Former Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, State Rep. Adam Miller, State Rep. Dan Ramos and AFL-CIO President Tim Burga

4:30 p.m. EST
Plumber and Pipefitters Union Hall
1250 Kinnear Ave.




Portland, Oregon

With Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Ron Wyden, Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici

12 p.m. PST
Self Enhancement, Inc. Gymnasium
3920 N. Kerby Avenue (Gym entrance at the intersection of N Shaver St. and N Commercial Ave.)




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With Rep. Dwight Evans, Rep. Bob Brady Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals and AFSCME

1 p.m. EST
Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street




Burlington, Vermont

With Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman

1 p.m. EST
Burlington High School Auditorium
52 Institute Rd.




Richmond, Virginia

With Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Tim Kaine, Rep. Bobby Scott and Rep. Donald McEachin

1:30 p.m. EST
Richmond State Capitol
The Bell Tower on Capitol Square (Intersection of North 9th Street and Franklin Street)




Seattle, Washington

With Rep. Pramila Jayapal

12 p.m. PST
Westlake Park
401 Pine Street




West Allis, Wisconsin

With Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Gwen Moore

11:30 a.m., doors at 11 CST
Candela Banquet Hall
2537 W. National Ave




Appleton, Wisconsin

Saturday, January 14, with Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Northeast WI, MoveOn.org, the Wisconsin Alliance of Retired Americans, and the Outagamie County Democratic Party

11:00 a.m.
Houdini Plaza, Downtown Appleton
W College Ave




Waukesha, Wisconsin

With Grassroots Waukesha, Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Greater Milwaukee, MoveOn.org, the Wisconsin Alliance of Retired Americans

Cutler Park, along Wisconsin Ave
321 Wisconsin Ave




Eau Claire, Wisconsin

With Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Western WI, MoveOn.org, the Wisconsin Alliance of Retired Americans

12:30 p.m.
In front of Federal Building
500 S Barstow Commons




Wausau, Wisconsin

With Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of North Central WI

1:00 p.m.
Marathon County Labor Council
318 S 3rd Ave #5




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