Dem leaders to mark Oct. 1 ObamaCare launch

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A coalition of advocacy groups, including Organizing for Action, Americans United for Change, Protect Your Care, SEIU and AFSCME, has events in the states as well as on Capitol Hill.

In Washington, speakers are scheduled to include nearly the full roster of Democrats who helped push ObamaCare to final passage, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidOPINION | 5 ways Democrats can win back power in the states THE MEMO: Trump's base cheers attacks on McConnell It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (Nev.). Sens. Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiGore wishes Mikulski a happy birthday at 'Inconvenient Sequel' premiere Bipartisan friendship is a civil solution to political dysfunction Dems press for paycheck fairness bill on Equal Pay Day MORE (D-Md.), Max BaucusMax BaucusTrump has yet to travel west as president Healthcare profiles in courage and cowardice OPINION | On Trump-Russia probe, don’t underestimate Sen. Chuck Grassley MORE (D-Mont.) and Tom HarkinTom HarkinDistance education: Tumultuous today and yesterday Grassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream MORE (D-Iowa) are also slated to attend.

"Oct. 1 means middle-class families will no longer be one illness, one accident or one medical emergency away from financial ruin," Americans United for Change said in a statement.