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Iowa Leaders and Elected Officials Hold ‘Our Lives On The Line’ Digital Town Hall

Town Hall Series Focused on Holding Trump Administration, Senators Ernst & Grassley Along with Congressional Republicans Accountable for Failed Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Today, April 9, Health Care Voter will continue its Our Lives On The Line digital town hall series with an Iowa town hall to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the existing weaknesses in our health care system, and how Senators Grassley and Ernst and the Trump administration must respond.

For years, President Trump, Sen. Joni Ernst, (R-IA), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and their Republican colleagues have worked relentlessly to undermine Americans’ health care. Even during the coronavirus pandemic, they have continued to put their political interests over the health of the American people by supporting a lawsuit that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. Thursday’s town hall will elevate the voices of Iowans who are demanding that their leaders put lives first.

Co-sponsored by Indivisible, Town Hall Project, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Progress Iowa, Iowa Citizen Action Network, Americans for Democratic Action Iowa, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, Indivisible Iowa, Lower Drug Prices Now Iowa, Iowa Main Street Alliance, Tax March Iowa, Alliance for Retired Americans, Iowa Voices and Protect Our Care Iowa, the town hall will feature Black Hawk County Supervisor Chris Schwartz, State President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans Mike McCarthy, and Executive Director of Iowa Citizen Action Network Sue Dinsdale.

WHAT: Our Lives On The Line Iowa Digital Town Hall 

WHO:  Chris Schwartz, Black Hawk County Supervisor, Mike McCarthy, State President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, Sue Dinsdale, Executive Director of Iowa Citizen Action Network

Moderated by Rosemary Enobakhare, Health Care Voter Campaign Director 

DATE: April 9, 2020

WHEN: 3:00 PM, CDT/4:00 PM, EDT 

WHERE: Health Care Voter Facebook

Health Care Voter’s digital town hall series consists of two national and six state-focused Facebook live town halls, featuring members of Congress, governors, local elected officials, advocates, and the medical professionals who are putting their lives on the line to fight the pandemic. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi joined a national discussion to kick off the town hall series last week.

Details for the full series of town halls are below:

Over two years ago, Health Care Voter launched Drive For Our Lives, a nationwide tour to lift up stories about the need to protect the Affordable Care Act. During the first Our Lives On the Line day of action, which kicked off a month-long bus tour, more than 170 rallies were held in 43 states, with hundreds of thousands engaging online including tweets of support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Nancy Pelosi, and Ben Affleck. The bus tour spent a month driving nearly 7,000 miles across the country, rallying in 30 cities and 21 states.

Two years after the first Our Lives On The Line tour, Health Care Voter is going back “on the road” in the middle of a major health care crisis to argue that it’s more important than ever to fight together for access to affordable care, medicines, and vaccines.

To  RSVP for the press conference or set up interviews with Health Care Voter spokespeople and partners, please email

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