Women march at CD2 congressman’s office

On May 8, 2017, between 150 and 200 constituents, mostly women (they were coming and going throughout the afternoon making it difficult to get an exact count), marched in front of Rep. Jason Lewis’ office in Burnsville, MN.

Their complaint? How the AHCA “repeal and replace” legislation will affect women’s health care, drive up the costs for them and their families, and throw 24 million people off health insurance (according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) whose director was appointed by HHS Secretary Tom Price while he was in the Republican House leadership.

Women matter, and so does science.
Activists engaged motorists who stopped for the traffic light. Many honked support cheering the protesters on.
The minimum requirements for serving as a representative, shown in this sign.
Putting her congressman on notice that citizens are watching his votes.
Making the point that health should not be only for those with wealth.
Many signs showed a sense of humor, while driving a serious point across.
As with most events at the congressman’s office, citizens took out time to fill out comment forms.
Powerful messages equal great signs.
Planned Parenthood makes American women stronger, which may be why its under attack.
Respectfully interacting with the congressman’s staff.
This sign pretty much sums up many constituents’ feelings: “Republican Care equals no lives matter.”
The struggle women have in being heard.
This sign was especially prescient in how the remainder of the first year of Trump would play out.
Women constituents are especially upset by the party line talking points their congressman espouses.
T-shirt: When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty
This woman’s shirt speaks volumes to her fellow resisters/
Empowered women empower women.
Empowered women empower women.
Before the ACA, insurance company pricing considered being a woman a pre-existing condition.
Planned Parenthood provides a large array of necessary services. These constituents don’t like it marginalized over one service.
Women’s health care isn’t just a women’s issue, as these men would attest. It affects entire families economically and socially.

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