Health Care Rallies on January 15: List of Locations & Times

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: Bernie Sanders supporters gather near City Hall on day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention officially began on Monday and has attracted thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders supporters gather near City Hall on day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Supporters are gathering again for a series of healthcare rallies around the country on Jan. 15. (Getty)

During his town hall on CNN tonight, Bernie Sanders talked about 30 or more healthcare rallies that are planned for Sunday, January 15 as part of “Our First Stand.” These rallies are in protest of the Republicans’ decision to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which could leave 20 million Americans without health insurance. We have all the details on when and where these rallies taking place on Jan. 15.

Here’s what you need to know.

The official page for Bernie Sanders’ “Our First Stand” is here. Democratic members of Congress, trade unions, senior groups, and activists will join together to show their support for continuing the Affordable Care Act. The following rallies are currently scheduled. These are listed in alphabetical order by state. Bernie Sanders will be attending the rally in Warren, Michigan.

If you don’t see a healthcare rally near you, you can call your state or local representative and ask them to host a rally, Bernie Sanders supporters shared on Reddit. If you want to host your own health care rally, find out how on this Google Doc. (Note: Not all health care rallies listed here were on the Events Page for Our First Stand. The ones that were not on the #OurFirstStand events page have a Facebook Events link that you can view for more details.) See any we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

California Health Care Rallies

Hollywood, California: With California Nurses Association, 5 p.m. PST, Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Los Angeles, California: With Sen. Kamala Harris, Noon PST, LAC/USC Medical Center (Sidewalk and Front Steps)

Sacramento, California: With California Nurses Association, 5 p.m. PST, California State Capitol

San Francisco, California: With Nancy Pelosi, 1 p.m. PST, San Francisco City Hall Steps

Colorado Health Care Rally

Denver, Colorado: 1-2 p.m MST, 875 Elati St., Facebook Event Page here.

Connecticut Health Care Rallies

Hartford, Connecticut: With Sen. Chris Murphy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Rep. Elizabeth Esty

1 p.m. EST, Connecticut State Capitol (Bushnell Park side)

Delaware Health Care Rallies

Seaford, Delaware: with Sen. Tom Carper, This one takes place a day earlier on Friday, January 13 at 9 a.m. EST at Nanticoke Hospital

Wilmington, Delaware: With Sen. Tom Carper, This one takes place one day earlier on Friday, January 13 at 4 p.m. EST at St. Francis Hospital

Florida Health Care Rallies

Orlando, Florida, 3:30 p.m. EST, with Rep. Stephanie Murphy & Rep. Darren Soto, Lake Beauty, 1600 Orange Ave. S.

Tampa, Florida, 1 p.m. EST, with Rep. Kathy Castor, Tampa Family Health Center, 7814 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.

Hawaii Health Care Rallies

Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 a.m. HAST, at Hawaii State Capitol

Illinois Health Care Rallies

Chicago, Illinois: With Sen. Duck Durbin and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, 1 p.m local time (but doors open at Noon), Central SEIU Healthcare HQ

Indiana Health Care Rallies

Connersville, Indiana, 12 p.m. EST, 401 N. Central Avenue

Indianpolis, Indiana, 2 p.m. EST, Indiana Statehouse

Iowa Health Care Rallies

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1 p.m. CST, 310 3rd Street SE

Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1 p.m. CST, 501 5th Ave.

Des Moines, Iowa, 1 p.m. CST, Neal Smith Federal Building

Fort Dodge, Iowa, 2 p.m., with Webster County Democrats, City Square Park

Manchester, Iowa, Noon CST, 100 E. Main St.

Sioux City, Iowa, 1 p.m. CST, 526 Nebraska Street

Kansas Health Care Rally

Topeka, Kansas: 3 p.m. local time, 300 SW 10th St., Facebook Event Page here.

Louisiana Health Care Rally

New Orleans, LA: 1-3 p.m. Local Time, 400 Poydras St., Facebook Event Page here.

Maine Health Care Rallies

Portland, Maine: With Rep. Chellie Pingree, State Rep. Ben Collings and State Senate Minority Leader Troy Jackson; 1 p.m. EST, Steps of Portland City Hall

Maryland Health Care Rally

Bowie, Maryland: 2-3:30 p.m. EST, Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd.,  Facebook Event Page here.

Massachusetts Health Care Rallies

Boston, Mass.: With Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Ed Markey, Mayor Marty Walsh and members of the MA Congressional Delegation — 1 p.m. EST, Faneuil Hall

Michigan Health Care Rallies

Houghton, Michigan: 1-4 p.m. EST, Portage Lake Lift Bridge, Facebook Event Page here.

Marquette, Michigan: 1-2 p.m. EST, Marquette County Democratic Party headquarters – Facebook Event Page here.

Warren Michigan: With Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters — 1 p.m. Eastern, UAW Region 1 Pavilion, 27800 George Merrelli Drive

Nebraska Health Care Rally

Lincoln, Nebraska: 2:30 p.m. CST, West Side of Nebraska State Capital Building, 1445 K Street

New Hampshire Health Cary Rally

Concord, New Hampshire: 1:00 p.m. EST, YWCA NH, 72 Concort Street

New Jersey Health Care Rallies

Newark, NJ: With Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Robert Menendez, Rep. Donald Payne, Rep. Albio Sires and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

11:30 a.m. EST, Robert Treat Center, 50 Park Place

New Mexico Health Care Rallies

Albuquerque, New Mexico: 1 p.m. MST, UNM Hospital, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE

Belen, New Mexico: 11 a.m. MST, 231 N. Main Street

Santa Fe, New Mexico: 2 p.m. MST, Unitarian Universalist Santa Fe, 107 W Barcelona Road

New York Health Care Rallies

Buffalo, NY: 4-5:30 p.m. EST, VA Hospital at 3495 Bailey Ave. #1024, Facebook Event Page here.

Westbury, New York: With Reps. Kathleen Rice and Thomas Suozzi — 12:30 p.m. EST, Yes We Can Community Center

North Carolina Health Care Rally

Asheville, North Carolina: 1 p.m-4 p.m. EST at New Mountain AVL (38 N. French Broad Ave.) — Facebook Event Page

Ohio Health Care Rallies

Cincinnati, Ohio: With Bentley Davis, 3 p.m. EST, Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Pl.

Cleveland, Ohio: 4:30 p.m., SEIU #1199 Union Hall, 1771 E. 30th Street

Columbus, Ohio: With Former Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, State Rep. Adam Miller, State Rep. Dan Ramos and AFL-CIO President Tim Burga — 4:30 p.m EST, Plumber and Pipefitters Union Hall

Oregon Health Care Rallies

Corvallis, Oregon: 12-2 p.m. PST, Benton County Courthouse, Facebook Event Page here.

Portland, Oregon: With Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

12 p.m. PST, Self Enhancement, Inc. Gymnasium (Gym entrance at intersection of N. Shaver S. and N. Commercial Ave.)

Pennsylvania Health Care Rallies

Philadelphia, Penn.: With Rep. Dwight Evans, Rep. Bob Brady Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals and AFSCME

1 p.m. EST, Temple University Hospital

Rhode Island Health Care Rally

Johnston, Rhode Island: This “Save Health Care Rally” will be from 1-4 p.m. EST at the Johnston Senior Center. Facebook Event Page here.

Vermont Health Care Rallies

Burlington, Vermont: With Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, 1 p.m. EST, Edmunds Middle School

Virginia Health Care Rallies

Richmond, Virginia: With Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Tim Kaine, Rep. Bobby Scott and Rep. Donald McEachin

1:30 p.m. EST, Richmond State Capitol, The Bell Tower on Capitol Square

Washington Health Care Rallies

Olympia, Washington: 12-2 p.m. PST, Washington State Capitol Steps

Seattle, Washington: With Rep. Pramila Jayapal, 12 p.m. PST, Westlake Park

Spokane, Washington: 2-4 p.m. PST, Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave.

Wisconsin Health Care Rallies

Appleton, Wisconsin, 11:00 a.m., Houdini Plaza, Downtown Appleton, W College Ave.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 12:30 p.m., in front of the Federal Building, 500 S. Barstow Commons

Waukesha, Wisconsin, Noon, Cutler Park along Wisconsin Ave., 321 Wisconsin Ave.

West Allis, Wisconsin: With Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Gwen Moore — 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 11 a.m. CST), Candela Banquet Hall


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Nothing in Arizona?? If the people’s Heathcare is so coldly taken from them, so should EVERY politician’s, now AND after office!! No citizens should be left to die without healthcare, due to Republican greed and power!! Many countries give it to their citizens free! This country is being controlled by hugh, greedy politicians, drug and insurance companies! March people, we all have rights!!!!

Laura lobue

I would like to know if a rally on jan 15 will be anywhere near Charlotte NC ty

up yours

Obamacare is illegal, because it forces you into an arbitration contract and it’s stripped you of your legal rights and protection underneath the Constitution of United States.
So all you dumb asses out there that think President Obama has done something really great for you !
You’re wrong that’s just another corrupt thing he’s done !
That’s just another corrupting thing the Democratic party has forced on the American people.


It’s not Obama health care, that’s a republican ploy to redirect and blame it on him, it’s called affordable health care act, and I guess you believe anything that someone tells you over and over again. I suggest you do some research

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