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Voto Latino members made hundreds of calls to Congress in opposition to the American Health Care Act

Millions of Latinos Will Keep Health Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 24, 2017 – Voto Latino, the leading civic media organization empowering American Latino millennials, released a statement from COO Jessica Reeves following the American Health Care Act being pulled from the House of Representatives after failing to get the necessary votes to pass.

“Today, we applaud our supporters, who for months have stood strong in the face of constant attacks, and who made hundreds of calls during the last 48 hours to their Members of Congress to keep them accountable. Our response to the disastrous American Health Care Act proves that together we can defend our community despite who’s in the White House.

“Millions of people across the country will be able to keep their health care because we stood together and resisted a Republican bill that would have been harmful to millions of Americans, including those who need care the most. And more than nine million Latinas of reproductive age will continue to have access to necessary care through Planned Parenthood.

“While today is a victory for the health of millions of Americans, including millions of Latinos, there are many fights ahead. Voto Latino will continue to fight for our community’s right to affordable health care and uphold the dignity of Latinos in our country.”

 

 

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