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WATCH: Thousands Flood Raleigh to Demand Affordable Health Care

Raleigh, N.C. — Fears that a new attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will limit North Carolinians’ access to health care inspired Piedmont Rising, an issue advocacy organization run by and for North Carolinians to advocate for safe and affordable health care, to join thousands of patients, health care advocates and professionals and take to the streets Sunday as part of the Women’s March in Raleigh.

The march came days after Piedmont Rising launched a Health Care Town Hall tour across the state as part of a campaign calling on North Carolinians to share their health care stories.

Many participants shared messages surrounding challenges their families have faced in accessing affordable, quality care. WATCH THE VIDEO:

Piedmont Rising will deliver these stories to North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr to reinforce the message that North Carolinians are demanding that lawmakers support drug prices reform, protection of the Affordable Care Act, and improved access to affordable health care.

North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are responsible for a lawsuit that puts millions of Americans lives at risk and threatens health care coverage for 500,000 North Carolinians.

“Senators Tillis and Burr have repeatedly voted for the repeal of the ACA, repeatedly putting the health and lives of our family, friends, and neighbors at risk,” said Casey Wilkinson, Piedmont Rising Executive Director. “That’s why we are fighting to raise the voices of North Carolinians and ask leaders like Senators Tillis and Burr to stop voting to cut access to affordable health care.”

Piedmont Rising will hold a town hall with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) and community partners to discuss reproductive justice, access to health care, immigrant and voting rights, and LGBT issues on Thursday, January 30, at 6pm at the Wicked Witch.

For press-related inquiries, please email Jessica Coscia at or call 919-247-7999.


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