Pantsuit Republic Coordinates Statewide Action Against the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

HOUSTON, TX – January 17, 2017

Pantsuit Republic (PSR) has coordinated a statewide call to action among its membership, and in partnership with the Indivisible network, to meet with the staff of Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn at their offices across the state on Wednesday, January 18.

Members of both organizations will voice their concerns about Congress’ rush to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a viable proposal for replacement.

Last week, the U.S. Senate rejected amendments to preserve the most popular provisions of the ACA: preventing insurance companies from discriminating on the basis of pre-existing conditions, protecting accessible care in rural hospitals and for veterans, extending coverage to include mental health, and continuing parental coverage of adult children until age 26.

“We want to remind Senators Cruz and Cornyn that they have a remarkable opportunity here to advocate for the most vulnerable Texans and Americans as our fiduciaries. We will be watching them closely, and we will be heard,” says, Dr. Murphey.

About Pantsuit Republic

Pantsuit Republic (PSR) is a post-partisan, progressive social organization, engaged in community building and political empowerment in Texas.

Media Inquiries:

Dona Kim Murphey, MD, PhD, Creator, Pantsuit Republic

713.459.0450 * dmkim@post.harvard.edu

Photo from Cruz visit in Houston on Friday, January 13.

Video footage from Cruz visit in Houston on Friday, January 13.

THEY HEARD WE WERE COMING AND EVACUATED! (A staffer did open the locked door after 30 minutes.)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy59dlweivq6env/absentee.mov?dl=0

OUR STORIES FROM THE OUTSIDE

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5m38glnmqowk0q1/storiesACArepeal.mp4?dl=0

OUR STORIES FROM THE INSIDE