More local protests sparked by TrumpCare

Former Jars of Clay singer Dan Haseltine talking at a press conference inside the Franklin Community Center on the corner of Natchez Street.

Former Jars of Clay singer Dan Haseltine talking at a press conference inside the Franklin Community Center on the corner of Natchez Street.

For the past five days, protests have erupted across the country in response to House Republicans voting for TrumpCare.

The bill would strip 24 million of their health care, gut protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions, and raise premiums for older Americans all so Republicans can give another massive tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.

Former Jars of Clay singer Dan Haseltine had one message for Franklin when it comes to health care.

“The poor and the sick lead us in generosity,” he said at a press conference inside the Franklin Community Center on the corner of Natchez Street.

“When we want our kids offering more than they have to give, you need to look at the poor. Today, I stand here because I want to support good work, so the poor have the health care that they need, so they can recover with dignity and be nursed back to health.”

Citizens in Cookeville gathered in front of Diane Black’s office. They held a candlelight vigil “protest” in response to today’s passage of the US House bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act and replaces it with the Republican’s version.

Despite the rain, community leaders, organizers, and religious leaders have gathered in this candlelight vigil regarding the recent healthcare bill that was passed by the US House.

This candlelight vigil was organized by the Indivisible TN District 6 organization.

Shortly after House Republicans passed the cruel American Health Care Act, they left DC for a recess. Back in their districts, many of the constituents whose lives they just sacrificed for a tax cut are ready to greet them.

MoveOn, Indivisible, the Women’s March, and the Town Hall Project have joined forces to launch the Payback Project to support local groups who are targeting their representatives and holding them accountable for their vote on the AHCA. Beginning with the “Payback Recess,” many of the initial “payback” events are taking the form of die-ins intended to illustrate the deadly effects of a bill that cuts $800 billion from Medicaid and makes insurance unaffordable for many people with preexisting conditions.

Since the ruling, no protests against Trumpcare have taken place in Nashville.