Republicans are inept on their own, unable to govern after eight years of trolling and obstructing President Barack Obama. But the relentless defeat of their health care bills is attributable to the active, persistent voices of the people across this country.
In 40 states, Indivisible groups gathered on July 19th for what they say were 170 actions to tell their Senators to Kill the Bill.
In Fort Wayne, Indiana, they raised their objections loud enough to reach Sen. Todd Young, (R-IN), as “About 40 people played dead for one minute Tuesday outside the E. Ross Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse downtown.
Holding paper replicas of tombstones, they lay down on the plaza in front of the building to silently protest Republican efforts in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Rowan Greene, dressed as the Grim Reaper, walked among the reposing crowd.”
Here’s a screengrab via the Journal Gazette video:
It wasn’t all protests. They thanked senators who were standing strong against the GOP health care bill and the repeal of Obamacare, like Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
The people are the power in a democracy. Money might be able to buy ads to fool people and sell propaganda to distract them, but if they are committed to democracy, they can make a difference.
That’s what everyone participating in the Indivisible protests is doing. They are making a big difference, sending a message to D.C. that is hard to ignore. They not only protest, but thank those who listen and stand up for the people.
It’s inspiring and heartening to see people raising their voices, determined to be heard, especially facing a wanna be dictator like President Trump.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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