Organizer Boot Camp: How to Build a Base and Move Into Action This intensive, three-month training moves through the core organizing concepts of power, self-interest, and one-to-one relational meetings, and teaches you how to make propositions, hold effective meetings and create a powerful team. Materials and sessions are in English and Spanish.

Seven years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, bringing health care to 22 million people, many who never had health insurance before and helped 134 million people with pre-existing conditions get health coverage.

LeeAnn Hall is co-director of People’s Action. Hall serves on the executive committee of Health Care for America Now (HCAN). She is national a leader in organizing communities throughout the country on health care issues.

On the anniversary of the ACA, Hall gave this statement:

“The Affordable Care Act has been embattled and sabotaged since before it became law, by Republicans who put the profits of drug corporations and insurance companies ahead of the lives of everyday people.

“On the anniversary of the ACA becoming law, President Trump is pushing repeal and threatening those who don’t follow his dictate. This is despite hundreds of thousands of people who have taken to the streets in protest, signed petitions, written to their members of Congress and shared their personal stories publicly.

“No matter what the Republicans try to do to take away our health care, they will never be able to erase the Affordable Care Act’s most important accomplishment – significant recognition of the idea that all people should have quality, affordable health care.”

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Over five decades, People’s Action Institute and our affiliates have fought for reforms that recognize poor and working people’s dignity and make material and political improvements to millions of lives. Our victories include the Community Reinvestment Act, Superfund, the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act and the MAT Act.

We engage in issue campaigns, public education and training to advance a long-term agenda for racial, economic and gender justice. Our focus now is on deepening community organizing so we can build lasting power across the country. 

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