Hold Congressman Long Accountable For His Vote!
Join our lunch time “Die In” on Wed May 10th from noon till 1PM. The location is in front of his office near 3247 E Battlefield Road. (Steak & Shake area) – Do not park in the Steak & Shake lot. Either go one road behind the restaurant and park in front of Long’s office or park across Battlefield in the Fox Grape Plaza parking lot.
Why are we protesting Congressman Long’s Vote?
After two embarrassing failed attempts earlier this year, Republicans finally managed to pass an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill in the House by a vote of 217-213. The bill is a parade of horrors. It harms the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, and even people with employer-provided coverage. The only folks who benefit are the wealthy and corporations. Simply put, if your Member of Congress (MoC) voted for TrumpCare, they voted to give Donald Trump a few political points, at the expense of their own constituents.
What is a Die-In?
A die-in is a form of nonviolent direct action protest where participants publicly pretend to die to highlight a deadly problem. They carry signs designed to look like their gravestone. This tactic is most powerful if done at the closest district office of a Representative, or at a public or private event at which the Representative is in attendance. This is a tactic designed to attract attention from passersby and people in positions of power, and can be used to disrupt business as usual at a problematic institution. It holds most power if media attend the event and/or if photos and video are shared to social media.