Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday in the Park

Seventh Street Park was filled with people this afternoon who had come out to rally to show their support for saving the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare.
The rally, which was organized by a team of Columbia County Democrats, was one of many rallies occurring nationwide at the urging of senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders. A series of speakers exhorted those present to stand up and speak out to protect access to healthcare and send a message to Congressman John Faso that in his zeal to repeal the Affordable Care Act he is not acting in accordance with the desires or interests of the people of Columbia County.

Addendum: In addition to the New York Times (link provided above), the Huffington Post has an article about the rally in Warren, Michigan, where Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, the two senators from Michigan, and other members of Congress addressed a crowd of thousands in below-freezing weather: "Democrats Lead Nationwide Day of Rallies in Defense of Obamacare." The article includes photographs from a few of the seventy rallies that took place across the country. Sadly, the gathering here in Hudson was not one of them.

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