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Rallying to Make the Case for Health Care for All and Sway Votes

It was hot Monday, June 26, but roughly 50 people showed up to rally at Sen. Johnny Isakson's office in support of Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and equal access to health care for all. This rally was part of a statewide effort that included rallies in Macon and Athens. First and foremost, thank you. #159HealthCare #159SaveMedicaid #159SaveOurHealthCare

"Today was a success. We had at the peak roughly 50 people outside of Isakson's office," said Allison Leach, 159 Georgia Together co-chair. "We did have multiple interviews with the local CBS station. We did go up to Isakson's office and attempted to meet with staffers...two by two but they would only allow us to speak with reception in the lobby."

Leach said she and board co-chair Theodore Blumoff met with key contacts like Amy Nosek who was just featured in an NPR article on Tuesday.

"We also met with several key leaders from Perimeter Progressives, plus several other nonprofit leaders who are concerned with health care and want to collaborate like ARC," Leach said. 

"I think we're mostly all on the same track — making friends and reacting alliances," Blumoff said. "That may be what we do best. We have a big megaphone and are willing to fill in gaps when they appear."

Above all make those calls this week. Lives and jobs are at stake in Georgia. 

*Photos are courtesy of James D. Brown of Indivisible Georgia and Nancy Lawson with 159 Georgia Together.

THE NUMBERS

  • Sen. Johnny Isakson's number: (202) 224-3643/local office: (770) 661-0999
  • Sen. David Perdue's number: (202) 224-3521/local office: (404) 865-0087