MILWAUKEE – Speaking out about big changes to the 2010 healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act caused one local group to get a cease and desist letter from Sen. Ron Johnson. The letter, in part, reads, “This means that you are not to call or visit any of Senator Johnson’s staff or any of his offices at any time.”
For months, Citizen Action of Wisconsin has been coordinating statewide rallies to protest the sweeping changes to the ACA.
In a blog post, Citizen Action wrote,
“Dissent is patriotic, that’s what we believe. That’s why for months we’ve been showing up to Congressional offices, calling every day, writing letters/emails/postcards & more. And it’s why our members took part in town halls and rallies across the state last week during the Congressional Recess, including a 500+ person rally in Greenfield and 150+ in Wausau. Complete with empty chairs for, and a large cardboard cutout of, Senator Ron Johnson.”
By hosting a petition that already has 1,241 signatures, Citizen Action is organizing its members and activists across Wisconsin to stand up and say, “We will NOT Cease and Desist!”
Sign the petition here.