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Dems Celebrate Anniv. Of Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON  – Organizing for America, a grassroots project of the Democratic National Committee, will hold events to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law. At the events, local volunteers will share how the Affordable Care Act has positively affected the lives of millions of Americans. 

 

Since being signed into law, the Affordable Care Act has protected Americans, both young and old, from the discriminatory practices of health insurance companies. Young adults up to 26 are now able to stay on their parents’ insurance, children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage, and senior citizens are receiving help to pay for prescription drugs and enjoying free preventive care and cancer screening.

 

OFA supporters played an instrumental role in helping pass the Affordable Care Act.  In the last ten days before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, OFA volunteers made nearly 500,000 calls and sent 324,000 letters to Congress, and held nearly 1,200 health care-related events with more than 10,000 attendees.

 

 

Events include, but are not limited to:

 

Arizona

 

Phoenix

Forum in Support of the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, March 22 at 10 AM

Fair Trade Cafe at Civic Space Park

424 N Central Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85003

 

Tuscon

Informational Celebration in Support of the Affordable Care Act

Representative Matt Heinz

Friday, March 25 at 4 PM

Pima County Democratic Headquarters

4639 E 1st Street

Tucson, AZ 85711

 

California

 

Los Angeles

Press Conference with Congressman Henry Waxman

Congresswoman Karen Bass

Tuesday March 22, 2011 9:30 AM

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Harvey Morse Auditorium, South Tower, Plaza Level

8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90048

 

Los Angeles

Educational Forum

Dr. Alice Chen, Vice President, Doctors for America

Ashley Cohen, Regional Workgroup Director, Insure the Uninsured Project

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:00 PM

University High School,  11800 Texas Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

Sacramento

Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:00 AM

Assembly member Richard Pan, California Assembly District 5

Sacramento Small Business Owners       

The Brickhouse, 2837 36th Street

Sacramento, CA 95817

 

Florida

 

Orlando

Informational Table on Youth Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday March 23, 2011 12:30 PM

University of Central Florida (Outside Student Union)

4000 Central Florida Blvd

Orlando, FL 32816

 

 

Tallahassee

Informational Table on Youth Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday March 22, 2011 8:30 PM

Florida State University

T211 Oglesby Union

Tallahassee, FL 32306

 

 

Daytona

Informational table on youth benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:00 PM

Bethune Cookman University

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. 

Daytona, FL 32114

 

Gainesville

Informational table on youth benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:00 PM

University of Florida

Turlington Plaza

Gainesville, FL 32608

 

Maine

 

Brewer

Affordable Care Act Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, March 22nd at 10:00 AM

Local business owners

Eastern Maine Labor Council Solidarity Center

20 Ivers St.

Brewer, ME

 

Michigan

 

Detroit

Community Forum in Support of the Affordable Care Act

March 22, 2011 5:30PM

Frederick Douglass Library

3666 Grand River Avenue

Detroit, MI 48208

 

New Jersey

 

Pleasantville

Affordable Care Act Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM

Wash's Inn, Jazz Room

128 North New Road

Pleasantville, NJ

 


Pennsylvania

 

Bethlehem

Affordable Care Act Celebration

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:00 PM

Grover Cleveland Democratic Club

904 Main St

Bethlehem, PA 18018

 

 

Philadelphia

Affordable Care Act Celebration

Friday, March 25, 2011 3:00 PM

Student Center at Temple Campus

1755 N 13th St                                                

Philadelphia, PA 19121

 

 


 



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