MoveOn flying banners over Republicans' offices in healthcare push

MoveOn flying banners over Republicans' offices in healthcare push
© Getty Images will fly planes with banners over nine Republicans' district offices on Sunday as it pushes lawmakers to vote against new healthcare legislation.

“Republicans are scrambling to resurrect their train wreck of a health care bill and push it through Congress—and now it’s even worse,” Jo Comerford,’s campaign director, said in a statement.

“Not only are they again trying to kick 24 million Americans off of their health care, they’re also trying to end protections for pre-existing conditions. This plan would be a disaster. The American people spoke out and stopped the Republican health care law before, and we can do it again.” 


The planes will fly over the state offices of GOP Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.), David Valadao (Calif.), Steve Knight (Calif.), Will Hurd (Texas), Glenn Thompson (Pa.), Rob WittmanRobert (Rob) Joseph WittmanOvernight Defense: Latest on House defense bill markup | Air Force One, low-yield nukes spark debate | House Dems introduce resolutions blocking Saudi arms sales | Trump to send 1,000 troops to Poland House panel votes to restrict possible changes to Air Force One design 58 GOP lawmakers vote against disaster aid bill MORE (Va.), David Joyce (Ohio), Rod Blum (Iowa) and Martha McSally (Ariz.).

The banners will have variations of the message: “Rep. Blum: Don’t take health care from 24M” in capital letters.

“MoveOn members are getting the word out that health care is under attack again—and now is the time to call your member of Congress and demand they protect our health care,” Comerford addd.

The push comes as the Republicans mull a vote on new legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The first attempt at healthcare legislation failed in March after it became clear Republicans did not have the votes to pass the measures.

But the legislation gained support from conservatives with the addition of a new amendment last week that would allow states to opt out of the provision that prevents insurers from charging individuals more based on their health.