There was not one but two big milestones yesterday: President Obama’s 52nd birthday, and the official kick-off of Action August. For OFA supporters, these two events came together with a nationwide Obamacare day of action.
Organizers went out in their communities to talk about the ways that Americans are benefitting from Obamacare, and to push back on myths and misinformation about the health care law. OFA supporters opened their homes to their neighbors, joined together in town centers, local businesses, and even beaches and parks to set the record straight: Obamacare is providing better coverage and lower costs.
And while they were at it, they enjoyed some presidential birthday cake.
Check out some of the action from OFA volunteers yesterday:[View the story “Obamacare in #ActionAugust” on Storify]
Sunday’s events were just the beginning of the grassroots campaign to arm people with the facts, answer questions, and counter what is already a multimillion-dollar effort to spread misinformation and undermine Obamacare. OFA supporters know that there is no better way to get the word out than through grassroots organizing and neighbor to neighbor conversations.
Yesterday was also just the beginning for Action August. If you feel strongly about Obamacare, immigration reform, climate change or other major challenges facing our country, get involved today and make your voice heard during the congressional recess.