Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NYC: Emergency 24-hour-long health care vigil at the Trump International Hotel

Stop by any time between 5 p.m. on Wednesday and 5 p.m. on Thursday!

Dear MoveOn member,

The Senate may vote on a Trumpcare bill as early as next week, according to the latest news reports.1 And that's why we are taking action now.

Advocates for health care and against this devastating bill are holding a 24-hour-long vigil outside of the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan from 5 p.m. on Wednesday until 5 p.m. on Thursday—bold, visible action to capture media attention, inspire activists around the country, and show the 23 million Americans who would lose health care under Trumpcare that we will not let that happen in silence.

Can you take part in the 24-hour-long vigil to stop Republicans from taking away our health care? (This link will take you to an event page hosted by the organizers of the vigil. By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposition supporters or others.)

You're welcome to participate for the entire duration of the vigil, but there is no need to go for the full 24 hours if you don't want to or can't.

  • You can join at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, right when the vigil starts.
  • Come at 7 p.m. with fellow members and supporters of Planed Parenthood.
  • Arrive at 8:30 p.m. for a candlelight vigil with leaders from different faiths.
  • Join the bold overnight activists and stay for the Thursday morning press conference at 9 a.m.
  • Or come out during your lunch break on Thursday for a rally at noon.

Or check the event page for the latest schedule updates, and stop by at any time while the 24-hour-long vigil is taking place!

Click here to join this show of resistance against a secret bill moving fast through the Senate that would leave tens of millions of America without insurance and tens of millions more with less protection and higher premiums.

This emergency action is taking place because the Senate is poised to rush through a disastrous bill that's so unpopular that they won't let anyone see it. By all counts, the Senate bill is similar to the House bill, which would take health care away from 23 million Americans, strip protections for pre-existing conditions from 56 million, drive up premiums, and cut over $800 billion from Medicaid.2

We need to show our outrage right now, not when the bill has already passed, but we can still stop it.

We're gathering in New York in front of Donald Trump's hotel to lay our opposition to this bill at his literal doorstep. We're making it clear that we'll keep fighting every step of the way, in every state in the Union, against this cruel legislation.

Join the 24-hour-long vigil on Wednesday or Thursday, whenever you can.

Thanks for all you do. 

-Justin, Marie, Emma, Ben, and the rest of the team


1. "Senate GOP speeding towards health care vote next Thursday," CNN, June 20, 2017 

2. "Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House bill," The Hill, June 19, 2017 

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