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Take Action for Health Care During Congressional Recess


It’s that time – our Members of Congress are headed back to Washington state for recess.  Unfortunately, few of the Republican members are hosting public events, but worry not– our coalition partners are hosting events to make sure we can make our voices heard.

Here are a few key events in key districts– let us know in the comments what else we should list!

Can’t make it to an event?  Send a letter to the editor of your local paper — more info coming soon!

Seattle/Issaquah – Hear Our Voices rallyThursday, February 23, 11am-1pm at Rep. Reichert’s office, 22605 SE 56th St, Issaquah

Spokane – Hear Our Voices rallyThursday, February 23, 11am-1pm at Rep. McMorris-Roger’s office, 10 N. Post Street

Vancouver – Hear Our Voices rallyTuesday, February 21, 11am-1pm at Rep. Herrera-Beutler’s office, 750 Anderson St.

Yakima – Hear Our Voices rallyWednesday, February 22, 12pm-1pm at Performance Park, 2nd at A

71 organizations told Congress: Don’t roll back healthcare!


Our community needs access to healthcare!  That’s what 71 community, labor, professional, and healthcare provider organizations united in the Health Care Is a Human Right Campaign told Congress together in a joint letter to our delegation.  We’re coming together because the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare impact all of us– and we can’t just stand by while Congress plays political football with our patients’ lives.

Read the letter here.

We’re reaching out to our Members of Congress now to meet with them and tell them our stories about why the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare is critical to keeping access to life-saving care.  Learn more at our next Campaign meeting on February 8!

New ACA fact sheets!


Member groups of the Health Care Is a Human Right Campaign are meeting with our Members of Congress to call on them to protect the Affordable Care Act and create a path to health care for all.  Here are the new fact sheets we’ll be bringing with district-specific data:

CD 3 – Rep. Herrera Butler

CD 4 – Rep. Newhouse

CD 5 – Rep. McMorris-Rogers

CD 8 – Rep. Reichert

Here are state-wide fact sheets from the Governor’s office

The ACA: What’s at Stake

How Washington benefits from the ACA

Sunday, January 15 – March for Health Care


Members of Congress and Our Revolution are planning rallies and marches nationwide on Sunday, January 15 to oppose the roll-back of the Affordable Care Act and call for no repeal without immediate replacement.

Join us marching for healthcare for all!

Seattle: https://www.facebook.com/events/1632034577100387/

Olympia: https://www.facebook.com/events/341782439542479/

TACOMA: Sunday, January 15.  1:30PM at Wright Park.

Rick Larsen holds town halls


If you’re in the Northwest corner of the state, show up to a Rick Larsen town hall to speak out about the need for health care for all.  Meetings are March 29-April 2.  Schedule and locations are here: https://larsen.house.gov/press-release/larsen-hold-series-town-halls-constituents


January 10 Call-in Day of Action


Large crowd of people cheeringOn Tuesday, January 10, people all across America are calling Congress at 866-426-2631 (Spanish: 877-736-7831) to speak up for affordable care.

Congress has taken the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take healthcare away without a plan to maintain health insurance coverage for tens of millions of Americans.

Rather than keeping what works and fixing what doesn’t in the law, their actions would create chaos throughout the healthcare system and put families, seniors, and children at risk, including:

  • 30 million hardworking women and men who finally have coverage to seek preventative care;
  • Many seniors, children, and people with disabilities who get their healthcare through Medicaid; and
  • 52 million Americans with pre-existing conditions who can’t afford to be at the mercy of insurance companies.

We also know that after repealing the Affordable Care Act, congressional leaders have vowed to cut Medicaid and turn Medicare into a voucher system, hurting Americans who are most in need of health security.

Learn more:

ACA flyer for Republican districts – ENGLISH

ACA flyer for Democratic distrcit- ENGLISH

ACA flyer for Republican districts – SPANISH

ACA flyer for Democratic districts – SPANISH

Join us Tuesday, January 10 in a national call-in day to tell Congress: we need care, not chaos.

Call 866-426-2631 (Spanish: 877-736-7831).  Tell Congress: Show us your plan to lower healthcare costs and make improvements before taking vital healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid away from millions of Americans, our children, and our aging parents.

Next meeting Feb 8


Nearly 100 people representing more than 40 organizations packed the room last night to talk about our plan to defend healthcare access in Washington state. Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 8 at 4pm at the Washington State Labor Council offices in Seattle. We’re ready for action!