As a response to Senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer's call to action for healthcare, Our Revolution of Bergen County organized a rally in Hackensack, NJ on February 25th, 2017. Over 400 residents from all walks of life came in support of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare/Medicaid, and Planned Parenthood as Congress attempts to dismantle healthcare for those needing it the most.
Local and state leaders such as Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur, Tenafly Council President Mark Zinna spoke about the incredible and urgent need to support quality healthcare for all in NJ and that it is our moral and ethical duty to protect our fellow neighbors. Organizations such as the National Organization for Women (NOW), Planned Parenthood, and New Jersey Medical School came out in full force to show their solidarity. Patients and healthcare providers shared their personal experiences on how these programs continue to make an unmeasurable impact on patients' lives. We were honored to bring their stories to the public light, highlighting Bergen County's belief that healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. We will always fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.