Prepare for massive anti-Trump rallies
Mark your calendar. Then grab the kids, get in the car, and show a certain Beltway-bound ginger-haired reality show host how we REALLY feel:
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Sen. Charles Schumer, sent a letter to congressional colleagues across the United States this week demanding they host major rallies ahead of Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The three Democratic leaders called for a “day of action” on Jan. 15, in which thousands of grassroots activists will urge President-elect Donald Trump to protect health care coverage for millions of Americans who benefit from government-funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
“Beginning in January, it is likely that Republican leaders in Congress will follow through on their threats to ram through a budget bill that will severely undermine the health care needs of the American people,” the letter sent Wednesday read. Their predictions for what a budget bill spearheaded by the GOP will feature include “slashing Medicaid and threatening the nursing home care of over four million vulnerable seniors; increasing prescriptions drug prices more than $1,000 a year for over five million seniors and persons with disabilities; and passing a $4,800 tax hike on millions of average Americans, while providing hundreds of billions in tax breaks to the wealthiest people across the country.” …
The planned day of action, titled “Our First Stand: Save Health Care,” will include protest rallies across the country meant to showcase opposition to any plans to end Medicare and other components of the health care system under the next White House administration. Congressional colleagues were encouraged to contact Warren Gunnels, a senior policy advisor for Sanders, directly in order to organize a local rally ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. day.
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