Constituents, Desperate To Air Grievances Over GOP Health Plan, Hold Town Hall Without Representative
Green Bay voters gathered to express concerns about the legislation despite knowing Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) wouldn't be there. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, dozens were arrested following a health care protest.
Constituents Of Mike Gallagher Hold Green Bay Town Hall Without Him
A group of northeastern Wisconsin residents wanted so badly to raise concerns with Rep. Mike Gallagher, they held a town meeting even though they knew the congressman wouldn't be there. ... Health-care coverage, and the American Health Care Act, a Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, was the most common topic. Gallagher, R-Green Bay, supported the bill during a House vote earlier this month. (5/30)
The Associated Press:
Dozens Arrested After Health-Care Protest In North Carolina
The head of the North Carolina NAACP was among more than 30 people arrested Tuesday during a demonstration against Republican lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid coverage — the latest in a long string of protests the NAACP and members of the "Moral Monday" movement have waged since the GOP returned to power in 2013. With zip-ties on their wrists, the Rev. William Barber and 31 other protesters were led away by police as supporters continued protest chants in support of health care for all. (5/30)