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WEDNESDAY: Advocates Hold “Tillis Makes Us Sick” Digital Day of Action

WEDNESDAY: Advocates Hold “Tillis Makes Us Sick” Digital Day of Action

Raleigh, N.C. — On Wednesday, June 24, advocates are hosting digital day of action to mobilize North Carolinians to hold Senator Thom Tillis accountable for his record of making health care more expensive and harder to access, especially for North Carolina seniors. Piedmont Rising Research Director Natalie Niemeyer discuss critical health care issues, especially in a pandemic, while young North Carolinians take action by writing digital postcards, calling Tillis’ office, and storming social media using the hashtag #TillisMakesUsSick. The day of action comes as COVID-19 has exposed alarming health disparities in North Carolinians across race and class and further highlighted the need for Medicaid expansion and increased healthcare funding in the state -- measures Tillis has repeatedly opposed.


Senator Tillis, You Make Us Sick: Healthcare Day of Action


NextGen North Carolina, Piedmont Rising, organizers, volunteers, young North Carolinians


June 24, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Media interested in attending the event must RSVP to to receive the Zoom link.


About Piedmont Rising

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.

About NextGen North Carolina

North Carolina has not voted for a Democrat for president since 2008; in order to remove Trump from the White House, voters in the Tar Heel State must show up in 2020 and send all 15 electoral votes to the Democratic presidential nominee. NextGen North Carolina is also committed to removing Senator Thom Tillis, picking up the four seats in the State Senate and six seats in the State House needed to take control of both chambers, and defending Governor Roy Cooper in the State House in hopes of creating a Democratic trifecta. In 2018, NextGen North Carolina knocked on over 32,000 doors, sent over 226,000 texts to young voters, and organized on 16 campuses to boost young turnout and broke the Republican supermajority in the legislature. NextGen North Carolina is looking forward to flipping the state blue.

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