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BREAKING: While Pandemic Rages, Senators Tillis & Burr Push Anti-Health Care Judge

BREAKING: While Pandemic Rages, Senators Tillis & Burr Push Anti-Health Care Judge


Nominee to Second-Highest Court in the Nation is Outspoken Critic of the Affordable Care Act


RALEIGH, N.C. — Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson issued the following statement as the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of 38-year-old U.S. District Judge Justin Walker to fill a lifetime appointment to the second highest court in the land:

“In the midst of a pandemic, the Senate should be laser-focused on saving lives, not on confirming a judge who would strip coverage for millions and spike health care costs. Today, Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr have yet again refused to protect affordable health care and instead voted to confirm Judge Walker, an anti-ACA judge who would dismantle health care protections for our most vulnerable.”


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Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues they were elected to represent. www.piedmontrising.org


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