Michigan Dems to Host “Save Health Care Rally” on National Day of Action


News from the Michigan Democratic Party
Friday, January 6, 2017

Contact: Paul Kanan, 517.371.5410; pkanan@michigandems.com

Michigan Dems to Host “Save Health Care Rally” on National Day of Action

Speakers include U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, and Michigan congressional members

WARREN — The Michigan Democratic Party will host a Day of Action — “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 15th, in Warren, Michigan. Speakers for the event include U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Gary Peters, Michigan congressional members, and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon, along with other special guests. The event will be held at the UAW Region 1 Pavillion, located at 27800 George Merrelli Drive in Warren.

“Democrats will not sit idly by while Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress, like Tim Walberg, Mike Bishop, and David Trott threaten to strip millions of Americans of health care,” said Brandon Dillon, Michigan Democratic Party Chair. “Republicans are playing politics with American lives, and people here in Michigan and across the country are fed up. We’re taking a stand, alongside our fellow citizens, to demand Republicans scrap their plan to make America sick again, and instead improve and expand the coverage already being provided to millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid.”

Communities across the country will be participating in this National Day of Action, calling on Republicans in Congress to give up their dangerous plan to put insurance companies back in charge and eliminate health care coverage for over 30 million Americans. Republican proposals would also end guaranteed Medicare benefits by converting it into a voucher program, threaten nursing home care for over 4 million Americans by slashing Medicaid, and dramatically increase prescription drug prices for seniors and the disabled.