This march is sponsored by a broad range of faith groups, including Faith in Public Life, Repairers of the Breach, Red Letter Christians, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Skinner Leadership Institute, National Council of Churches of Christ, T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative.
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Right now, Congress is rushing to pass sweeping legislation that fits every definition of an unjust law -- the American Health Care Act.
The consequences of gutting key provisions of health care are staggering. Millions of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and Asian Americans, rural families, seniors, children, women, and poor whites who now have affordable health insurance will lose it through Medicaid cuts. Premiums and out-of-pocket expenses will spiral out of control for millions of working Americans. Medicare for our seniors will be one step closer to ending as we know it.
And amid all this hardship and suffering, health insurance CEO's and the wealthiest handful of Americans get massive tax breaks. Some have even dubbed the legislation "wealthcare." By any name, it's a giant moral leap backward for our nation and a clear example of systemic racism and classism. But we can stop this bill before it's too late.
Join Rev. Jennifer Butler, Rev. Dr. William J Barber II, and other faith leaders on Wednesday, March 22 at 1pm as we hold a press conference and march on Capitol Hill to demand a moral commitment to health care reform for all Americans.