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This Is Your Victory

By Amelia Kegan, July 28, 2017

Thank you! Early Friday morning, the Senate narrowly defeated the final Affordable Care Act repeal bill, leaving the ACA standing for now. This is your victory. Your calls, emails, lobby visits, prayers, and more turned the tide to protect health care.

Thank you!

Your advocacy protected the Affordable Care Act. Now hold your senators accountable for their votes.

Call your senators

Will you call your senators just one more time to follow up on this historic vote? Senators need to know that we'll celebrate with them or hold them accountable.

Most of the Washington establishment predicted the ACA would be gone by January 21. Yet August is upon us, and the ACA is still law. There is one reason for that—the tremendous advocacy and outpouring of voices from people like you. Your voice carries real power, and the past few months prove that.

Senate leadership tried so many times—from the House-passed bill, to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, then the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act, then clean repeal, then skinny repeal—to find a bill that the Senate would agree to. They tried everything, and they couldn't do it.

You made it impossible for the Senate to pass dangerous health care legislation. Now it's time to focus on the what's next. We need our senators to work across the aisle to solve the real problems facing our health care system. And we need to keep advocating to protect Medicaid, especially in upcoming budget decisions. We're just getting started. But for today, we celebrate! And again, thank you.

Update Power and Persistence 

Nevertheless, we persisted. We lobbied our members of Congress, we marched and we vigiled, we wrote letters to the editor and we prayed. And we won!

Amelia Kegan

  • Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.