Friday, July 07, 2017

Protesters Take to Lake Norman To Confront Sen. Tillis

HUNTERSVILLE, NC -- With the U.S. Senate on recess this week and with NC Senator Thom Tillis ducking all town hall events where he might hear from voters about the Republican drive to up-end Obamacare health insurance, a group of protesters took to the waters of Lake Norman near Tillis's vacation home to make their views known.

“Thom Tillis says he represents the people of North Carolina, but continues to duck his constituents as the Senate tries to pass a health care bill that will be disastrous for our state,” said Donna Marie Woodson of Mecklenburg County, a cancer survivor. “Since Tillis refuses to hold a town hall meeting, we decided to go to him -- right to his own backyard.”

“Last year, even on Medicaid, I was forced to forgo medication in order to afford basic necessities like food, rent, and utilities -- and Trumpcare will only make things worse,” said Connie Lazenby of Alamance County. “I have no wish to die because politicians are intent on dismantling the Affordable Care Act just to give rich people a tax cut.”

“What we are dealing with here is incredible cruelty," said Patrick O’Neil of Wake County. “For Sen. Tillis to support this monstrous health care bill without holding a single town hall meeting with his constituents shows he couldn’t care less for families like mine.”

(Hattip: ProgressNC Action)

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