During the August congressional recess, lawmakers are in their home districts to speak to constituents face-to-face. Many are holding town halls, where people can make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them. And there’s one law in particular representatives are hearing a lot about, especially if they’ve voted to repeal it on 40 separate occasions: Obamacare.
At several town halls all over the country, constituents who have seen for themselves that the law is working have been fact-checking their elected representatives’ claims and calling them out over their votes to take Obamacare away.
North Carolina Congressman Patrick McHenry and Florida Congressman Daniel Webster both got called out in front of dozens of people at town halls in their districts. Representatives McHenry and Webster both voted to repeal Obamacare, and they have vocal constituents who don’t agree with their stance on the law.
In Nevada, a small businessman took a stand against Congressman Joe Heck’s efforts to repeal Obamacare. Ron Nelsen asked his representative why he is trying to take away the positive contributions Obamacare will make to his family’s and his employees’ health care.
Finally, in Pennsylvania, Representative Dent was confronted by constituents who challenged his misleading claims about rising health care costs.
This is a big deal. One by one, lawmakers are seeing that their votes for repeal aren’t just about political posturing—they’re about taking benefits away from the people in their communities who are benefitting from the law.
Now is the time to make your voice heard, and show your representatives where you stand. Momentum is building as more and more Americans stand up for Obamacare, and call out representatives who are trying to take affordable health care away from millions. Add your voice today.