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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