Voto Latino joined “The People’s Filibuster” on Capitol Hill with Families USA, People for the American Way, Every Voice, SEIU, AFT and Rock the Vote
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday Voto Latino joined “The People’s Filibuster” on Capitol Hill with Families USA, People for the American Way, Every Voice, SEIU, AFT and Rock the Vote to speak out against the American Health Care Act.
Voto Latino staff and interns shared their personal stories of how the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has helped them and their families.
“Growing up in a low-income home, I was fortunate and blessed to have Medicaid. From not worrying about how to afford ACL reconstructive surgery at the age of 13, to free therapies for my scoliosis in high school, I have been able to continue living my life securely. Filibustering at the Capitol against #TrumpCare isn’t just about myself—it’s about my family, mi gente, and everyone else who will be affected.”
– Ana Karen Guerrero, 20, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Junior
“Medicare has helped my father to get medical attention that he could not previously afford after working for tirelessly all his life. Under AHCA, my aunt who is a third-time cancer survival would be limited to a cap and prevent her getting medical attention to survive.”
– Jessica Andino, 21, Georgetown University, Senior
“My mother worked for Denver Public Schools for ten years, then followed a year of unemployment. Thankfully, I was covered by Medicaid. My mother has always worked hard to take care of me. Medicaid helped her do that. Today I shared my story in front of the capitol, I hope legislators heard.”
– Iriana Reyes Corral, 19, University of Redlands Sophomore
Several members of Congress, including Congressman Jamie Raskin and Leader Pelosi, also joined. Listen to all the speakers here.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on the Republican health care bill until after the July 4 recess. The delay of the Senate vote shows that the efforts of the resistance movement are working.
We must continue to speak up for our community. Trump Care will kick millions off Medicaid, which currently covers 63% of low-income Latino children.
Text your Senators to vote NO on Trump Care. Text PROTECT to 73179.