Take Action

Here are five ways you can help protect our care.

Tell Congress to protect the Affordable Care Act and oppose the GOP health care plan
Call the capital switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your U.S. representative. Not sure who represents you? Find out here.

Here is what you can say:
Hello, my name is _____. I live in _____. I am calling to demand that Representative ____ do the right thing for Americans’ health and protect the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. I urge Representative __________to oppose the American Health Care Act that will cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage and make America sick again.

Meet with your member of congress
Congressional members have district offices so you can meet face-to-face with them or their staff to talk about the importance of health care access. Follow these steps to organize a meeting.

Use the media to highlight the positive impact the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid have had on the health of you and your community
Submit a letter to the editor or an op-ed to your local paper. Use these templates and talking points (older adults & Medicaid) to help you write your letter. Post and tweet using these sample messages to influence your followers and friends to take action.

Tell your story
Share how health care coverage has impacted your life with Protect Our Care-Illinois to support advocacy efforts.

Attend an event
Advocates across the state are organizing events in key congressional districts. Find one near you.


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