TO THE EDITOR:
Sen. Richard Burr is scheduled to speak at Duke University on Friday, March 24, the day after Congress will vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Protecting Progress in Durham will respond to the ACA vote with a press conference at 10 a.m. on Friday featuring Triangle residents who have been impacted by the Affordable Care Act.
Following the news conference, the group will hold a mass “die-in” at 11 a.m. to illustrate the consequences of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians losing health insurance. Protecting Progress in Durham is a grassroots group that recently rallied over 200 concerned citizens to a mock town hall for North Carolina’s senators.
“Senator Burr has repeatedly voted to repeal Obamacare, but after seven years, he and his fellow Republicans have no serious plan to replace it,” said Kelly Garvy, one of the organizers of the demonstration. “Instead, they’ve proposed a massive tax cut for the rich that would lead to hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians losing their health insurance. The statements of his constituents and our die-in will show Senator Burr that repealing Obamacare would have very real and dangerous impacts on people in Durham and North Carolina as a whole.”
WHAT: Reaction to ACA repeal and “die-in” targeting Sen. Richard Burr