The new Trump administration is threatening the basic rights of citizens, immigrants and workers, as well as embracing the Republican agenda of repealing the Affordable Care Act and weakening Medicare and Medicaid. In response, HPAE, other unions, community organizations, and many other groups are responding by taking action to resist these initiatives.
Here are some of the actions which we support and urge you to participate in:
Attend a Resistance Recess Event
The week of February 18–26 is the first recess of the 115th Congress—time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.
This is the perfect time to raise our voices. We will show up at our elected officials’ events, town halls, other public appearances, and even plan our own events, if they refuse to meet with us, to make it clear to those who represent us, as well as to the media, that tolerance of Trump’s hurtful agenda is unacceptable and politically toxic.
Save the ACA Events in Pennsylvania
Philly Health Care Rally- Defend the ACA!
Where: 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia PA
When: February 25th from 12-3pm
NJ Citizen Action Rally – We’re Taking the Fight for Our Health Care to Chris Christie – Feb. 27
Repealing the ACA will devastate New Jersey. But is Chris Christie standing up for us? No – he’s defending the rationing of Medicaid and eating meatloaf with Trump. Join us as we bring the fight for our health care to Christie’s doorstep the day before his budget address!
Monday, February 27, 12 Noon to 1 pm, Trenton State House
Urge Senate Democrats to Filibuster Against Neil Gorsuch
Urge Senators Booker and Menendez and urge them to join Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to filibuster the stolen SCOTUS seat. If Judge Neil Gorsuch, is approved, it could threaten fundamental rights in America such as reproductive rights, worker’s right to organize, and immigrant rights for decades to come.