SIREN’s Policy Breakfast on Immigration Rights

Today, Community Health Partnership (CHP) joined Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) and the Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR) to address legislators and their staff, and immigration and health care allies on policy implications of the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its attack on immigrants. SIREN’s popular Policy Breakfast, which took place on March 15th at the Martin Luther King Library, was attended by 60 active and engaged stakeholders and policy makers. CHP’s CEO, Dolores Alvarado gave an impassioned presentation on how the American Health Care Act does nothing for the working class and is a direct attack on women, children, the disabled, seniors, the poor, and our immigrant communities.

If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed and replaced with the Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), millions of vulnerable Californians will lose essential health coverage. We must urge our leaders to be COURAGEOUS and FIGHT for a full and comprehensive health care system for everyone.

The truth is that, without the ACA, our leaders will be pressured to choose between health care coverage for women, children, seniors, the poor, the disabled, or immigrants; either cutting entire groups off from coverage or forcing everyone to fight for crumbs.

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