FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 23,2020
CONTACT: Christina Adeleke, NC AIDS Action Network, christina@ncaan.org, (305) 588-4373

MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolinians gather at Pack Square to defend the Affordable Care Act
On the day of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation in the Senate, advocates gather to defend the ACA with personal stories of individuals who have benefited from its life saving provisions  

Asheville – Advocates and health care experts will gather on October 26, 2020, the day of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation in the Senate, at Pack Square Park in front of City Hall in Asheville for a press conference to defend the Affordable Care Act by sharing personal stories from individuals in North Carolina who have benefitted from provisions in the law.

The impact of Coney Barrett’s confirmation on the Affordable Care Act could be severe. She has previously criticized the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, which provides millions of Americans with access to lifesaving healthcare and contains provisions providing protections for people with pre-existing conditions in obtaining insurance coverage. The Supreme Court will be hearing a case on the Affordable Care Act in November and a shift in the Supreme Court majority could potentially lead to the end of the Affordable Care Act, leaving millions without access to healthcare.

The event is being organized by the North Carolina AIDS Action Network and Indivisible Asheville/WNC and will feature speakers who have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act, as well as health care experts.

WHAT: Defend the Affordable Care Act Press Conference 
WHO: Advocates for the Affordable Care Act, supported by the North Carolina AIDS Action Network and Indivisible Asheville/WNC
WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:30am
WHERE: Pack Square Park in front of City Hall, 70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801

Speakers will be available for in-person or phone interviews after the event.

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The NC AIDS Action Network improves the lives of people living with HIV & AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV & AIDS throughout the state of North Carolina.

Indivisible Asheville/WNC is a grassroots organization committed to defending democracy through informed community action in Western NC, with a focus on civic engagement around issues affecting our community, especially healthcare, economic justice, and racial equity. For more, visit IndivisibleAvl.org.