One year ago, 217 conservatives in the House of Representatives forced through a bill that would have ripped health care away from 23 million Americans.
They celebrated with a photoshoot in the White House Rose Garden.
What they were celebrating, we may never know.
Gutting Medicaid? Spiking premiums by 750%? Defunding Planned Parenthood? Allowing people with pre-existing conditions to once again be discriminated against by billion-dollar insurance companies?
It didn’t matter.
Thanks to your tireless work — thanks to your thousands of marches, rallies, and calls to Congress — the celebration stopped right there. The AHCA failed in the Senate by a single vote, and millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief.
One year later, this much is clear:
We can’t stop fighting for a second. This administration and its supporters in Congress will stop at nothing to threaten the progress we’ve made. It’s time to hold them accountable and commit to vote in 2018.
The White House has spent the past year sabotaging Obamacare, attacking progress on climate change, giving huge tax breaks to billionaires, and threatening reproductive rights … among other things.
So here’s what I’m asking you: Commit to doing something about it this year.
If you’re angry about these continued attacks on affordable health care and want to hold conservatives accountable … say “I Will Vote” in 2018.
If you’re tired of gerrymandered maps and politicians who rig their districts towards re-election … say “I Will Vote” in 2018.
If you’re frustrated by our inability to pass simple, common-sense legislation that would prevent gun violence and mass shootings … say “I Will Vote” in 2018.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a red or a blue state. It matters because every single vote counts. This year is going to be huge. You’re going to want to be a part of it.
Tell OFA you’ll vote in 2018:
Congressman Joe Kennedy III