Hunterdon Review

New Jersey Citizen Action, Locals, Will Rally Wednesday Outside Rep. Lance's Raritan Township, Westfield Offices

Hunterdon Review — March 8, 2017

New Jersey Citizen Action will join other local grass roots organizations to confront Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, outside his office at 361 Route 31 South in Raritan Township, and his Union County office at 425 North Avenue East in Westfield.

Constituents will gather for their weekly vigil to again request public commitments to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) revealed by Republicans on Monday, March 6.

Constituents and local advocacy organizations have repeatedly pressed the congressmen with letters, phone calls, vigils outside their district offices and local town halls to commit to opposing any plan that does not guarantee the expanded benefits, consumer protections and coverage that have benefited millions in New Jersey and across the county. To date, all of the legislators have failed to make that commitment.

"This is no time for uncertainty," Maura Collinsgru, health care program director for New Jersey Citizen Action, said. "Republicans plan to push this bill through in the next several weeks. Now is the time for these legislators to let their constituents know where they stand. This plan will cause over tens of thousands of people in these districts to lose their health coverage, hundreds of thousands more to lose important benefits and protections, and create huge financial losses for the counties that they represent."

"It's unacceptable to leave the people that they represent in harm's way as these proposals, which threaten the lives and economic security of all New Jerseyans, are fast tracked."

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