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On the 14th Anniversary of the ACA

I remember it like it was yesterday, and you probably do, too.

It was July 2017. Donald Trump and the Republicans were certain they had the votes to once and for all get rid of the Affordable Care Act.

After dozens of failed attempts, at last, it was the day most Republicans believed they would finally crush Barack Obama's signature achievement, and much worse, tear affordable health care coverage away from millions of Americans.

And then, Arizona Senator John McCain walked to the well of the Senate, gave an emphatic thumbs down, and joined Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins in voting No. On a 51-49 vote, the Affordable Care Act survived.

It's been almost seven years since that moment, but the GOP still hasn't given up on their goal of overturning the Affordable Care Act. Even after a global pandemic showed how access to health care could mean the difference between life and death, Republicans would rather push a harmful agenda than help Americans get the care they need.

They're still trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Well, we're not going to let them. We're going to organize with everything we've got and make sure we hang on to our Democratic Senate Majority this fall.

Today, on the 14th anniversary of the ACA, I'm asking you to pitch in $14 (or more if you can!) to help us defend the Democratic Senate Majority and fight back against the GOP's attempts to repeal our health care.

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Posted on March 23, 2024.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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