Thursday, June 29th - Share your ACA story and call the governor

Actions you can take today

  • Action #1: Share your ACA story with Protect our Care

  • Action #2: Call the Governor and demand he speak out for Medicaid and ACA

Tools you can use

Action #1: Share your ACA story with Protect our Care

Go to ProtectOurCare.us and share your story.

Action #2: Call the Governor and demand he speak out for Medicaid and ACA

Chicago office: 312-814-2121

Script: Hi, my name is ____________ and I am a registered voter in Illinois. I'm calling to ask Governor Rauner to publicly oppose the proposed $800 billion dollar cuts to medicaid. 2.9 million Illinois residents depend on medicaid, especially seniors, babies, veterans and the disabled. These cuts are immoral and I'm asking the governor to speak out against them.

Why Today's Actions Are Important

Action #1: Share your ACA story with Protect our Care

Protect our care is gathering stories of how people's lives would be impacted by the repeal of ACA and how their lives have been improved by ACA. You can send a video, a photo, or a text version of your story and these stories will be the ammunition used in the fight to save ACA. Personal stories are far more impactful than statics. It lets the Senators know that their decisions impact real lives.

Action #2: Call the Governor and demand he speak out for Medicaid and ACA

Yesterday we took to the Thompson Center, forming a human chain across the buliding. Melanie Hoekstra and Dr. Ram Krishnamoorthi spoke about the huge impact repeal of ACA would have on patients and doctors alike. And a petition with thousands of signatures, thirty-one feet long in total, was delivered to the governor. Now we have to follow that up with calls to the Governor to let him know we aren't going away.