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Working Families Make #OurFirstStand in Defense of Health Care

Last weekend, working people from around the country rallied in defense of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that provide health care to Americans. In opposition to proposed cuts from Washington, D.C., supporters of these programs spread news of the rallies using the #OurFirstStand hashtag. Here are highlights from the events:

.@SenateDems unanimously opposed Republicans' plan to take away health care. Tomorrow, all of us must stand united.

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 14, 2017


Overflowing crowd of activists & voters at #HealthCareForAll #OurFirstStand rally in Bowie, MD! @AFTunion @AFLCIO #1u

— (((Jessica Smith))) (@jechsmith) January 15, 2017


Massive crowd in Portland rallying in support of #ACA. Hundreds more outside. Fired up! #OurFirstStand

— Colin Gibson (@gibsoncn) January 15, 2017


Nurses join actions in over 40 cities today to demand Congress protect healthcare, not cut it. #Medicare4All. #OurFirstStand

— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) January 16, 2017


Shalynn died in her mother's arms after hospital refused to see her. She was uninsured. We need #Medicare4All! #OurFirstStand #SundayMorning

— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) January 15, 2017


Ohio not going to let hate divide us. #OurFirstStand

— OhioNurses/NNU (@OhioNursesNNU) January 15, 2017


The Republican plan to repeal the ACA would make America sick again, causing chaos, not affordable care. #OurFirstStand

— Chuck Schumer (@chuckschumer) January 15, 2017


Over 6k strong standing for ACA in Boston!#OurFirstStand

— Roger Lau (@RogerLau) January 15, 2017


@People4Bernie Twins first protest for their sister who awaits gender affirmation surgery and now may lose it #OurFirstStand #transrights

— Maria Aladren (@aladren) January 15, 2017


Nice photo my husband took at #OurFirstStand rally to #SaveACA today

— Ruth Malone (@MaloneRuth) January 15, 2017


And we made the Advocate! #OurFirstStand #SaveACA

— Our Revolution Nola (@OurRevNola) January 15, 2017


At the ACA rally at San Francisco city hall with Nancy Pelosi. #OurFirstStand

— Al Rivera (@CaptainGeko) January 15, 2017


If everyone shared their stories, we'd have #CareNotChaos. This is #OurFirstStand and we #standindivisible .@OFA @ofaeastbaypress

— Michelle Cataldo (@solidsnowflake) January 15, 2017


Large crowd at rally in Newark NJ #OurFirstStand

— mama hudson (@obamamamahudson) January 15, 2017


We are one of the very few developed nations in the entire world that does not guarantee health care to all our citizens. #OurFirstStand

— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 15, 2017


Over 40 events today all over the nation to oppose say #NoRushToRepeal #ACA & to take #OurFirstStand. Thank-u to all Dems & @BernieSanders!

— Chris Jennings (@ChrisJenningsDC) January 15, 2017


All across the country today, Dems are hosting #OurFirstStand rallies to #savehealthcare. Boston is ready to fight back.

— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) January 15, 2017


ICYMI: Hundreds of Iowans Rally Across the State, Take #OurFirstStand Against Health…

— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) January 17, 2017

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