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This week, NBJC voiced strong opposition to the American Health Care Act. We have also joined a national cross-movement effort to mobilize our supporters to call their Members of Congress to speak out against the American Health Care Act. This dangerous piece of legislation has the capacity to take away health care insurance to 24 million Americans, which would disproportionately impact many of our loved ones, families and communities. We must use our voices this week and call Congress to say vote NO on this perilous legislation!

Yesterday, Senate leadership announced that if the bill passes the House, they will move to call the legislation for a floor vote next week. This rapid movement of legislation is unprecedented. Efforts to call our elected officials in Congress to hold them accountable on their upcoming vote(s) matters tremendously over the next few days and weeks.

  • The House vote will take place on this Thursday, March 23rd. Twenty-one (21) Republicans need to vote NO to stop the bill. The NO votes right now are 19 and deals are likely being made to secure more votes. WE NEED 3 MORE NO VOTES. 

  • If the Bill passes the House, Senate leadership plans to push the repeal bill through by the end of next week!

KEEP CALLING!!! The manager's amendment that the House of Representatives will ultimately vote on this week is devastating for our communities. It will allow states to impose work requirements on almost anyone except for seniors, the disabled, and pregnant women. It will stop states from expanding Medicaid almost immediately. 


Here's a new brief from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities that explains how bad these new amendments are:



We must hold Congress accountable for preparing to take away healthcare coverage from millions of Americans while also dismantling the Medicaid program.



The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.