The Truthful Tuesday campaign is on hiatus until the state legislature reconvenes in January 2015. Activists will work over the summer and fall on the SC Progressive Network‘s Healthy Democracy Road Show, bringing the message of Medicaid expansion to rural South Carolina. It is a targeted, sophisticated project. See scpronet.com to find out how you can get involved.
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In surprise move, Senate kills “Nullify Obamacare” bill
What happened, and what does it mean for us? Read this.
Truthful Tuesday 3.18.14
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Truthful Tuesday 3.11.14
See photos of the latest arrests here.
Truthful Tuesday 3.4.14
Eleven Truthful Tuesday protesters arrested at SC State House
On March 4, 11 people were arrested for blocking the road to the SC State House entrance on the morning the Senate was to begin debate on the “Nullify Obamacare” bill (recently amended to the “ACA Anti-Commandeering Act.) The citizen action was the latest in a sustained effort to educate the public about the Affordable Care Act, and to shame state lawmakers into expanding Medicaid. Failure to do so will cause many hundreds of deaths this year, one study suggesting as many as 1,400.
See photos of the arrests here.
Rev. Pat Jobe of Greenville explains why he got arrested. Blog post here.
Outside the Senate chambers March 4, SC Progressive Network Director Brett Bursey explains to a reporter with The State why Truthful Tuesday activists blocked the road to the SC State House entrance. Eleven were arrested. (At the time of the interview, the protesters were still being processed at police headquarters, and Bursey thought 10 had been arrested.)