Rev. William Barber II, Hundreds of OH Clergy Call on Senator Portman to Defend Health Care and Vote “No” on AHCA

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May 26, 2017

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Rev. William Barber II, Hundreds of OH Clergy Call on Senator Portman to Defend Health Care and Vote “No” on AHCA

Columbus, Ohio — On Thursday, June 1st, Rev. William Barber II and hundreds of Ohio clergy will rally at the Ohio Statehouse to call on Sen. Rob Portman to vote “no” on Congress’s cruel, destructive and immoral American Health Care Act (AHCA).

 

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on the bill -- which could strip nearly 1 million Ohioans of health insurance. Sen. Portman faces a historic moral test. Clergy from all over Ohio are calling on him to stand up for our children, people with pre-existing conditions and those struggling with opioid addiction.

 

The faith leaders present will march from the Statehouse to Sen. Portman’s office at 37 W Broad Street to deliver stories of people whose lives have been saved by reforms from the Affordable Care Act.

 

WHEN:

 

Thursday, June 1, 1 p.m.

 

WHERE:

 

Columbus Statehouse

1 Capitol Square

Columbus, OH 43215

 

WHO:

 

Rev. William Barber II,  founder of the “Moral Mondays” movement, President of Repairers of the Breach

Rev. Dr. Tim Ahrens, Senior Minister, First Congregational Church

Bishop Tony Minor, Senior Pastor, Community of Faith Assembly

Horsed Noah, Executive Director, Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center

Pastor Jason Ridley, Pastor, Hilltop Community Worship Center

Rev. Dr. Susan Smith, Founding Pastor, Crazy Faith Ministries



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