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Doctors march on Washington

By Kyle Ragins, MD, MBA
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On Saturday, January 21, Doctors for America is partnering with national groups around the country to attend the Women’s March in Washington, DC to stand up for our patients’ care as Republicans in Congress threaten to repeal the Affordable Care Act and put the health coverage of 30 million Americans at risk.

We invite you to join a group of physicians, medical students, and health care professionals as a “white coat” contingent in the march

If you plan on coming, please RSVP using this link, so that we can text/email you with any last second changes in plans.

 

Doctors March on Washington

January 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. ET

Meeting Point: 
Patriot’s Plaza

355 E St SW, Washington, DC 20472

(In between the CDC Building and Casey’s Coffee)

RSVP to join us

 

Please feel free to invite friends, colleagues and allies to join our group, whether they are DFA-affiliated or not. The more the merrier! We suggest health care professionals and medical students wear their white coats.

For those, who aren’t able to attend the Women’s March in DC, there are sister marches occurring around the country that we encourage you to attend to stand up for progressive ideals across this country.

Whether attending the Women’s March in DC or or in your hometown, we suggest health care professionals and medical students wear your white coats to present a clear voice from the medical community for media in supporting our patients. You can amplify the impact of your participation by taking pictures of your white coat group and using the following social media tags:

Facebook: @DoctorsForAmerica 

Twitter: @DrsForAmerica 

#ProtectOurCare

#WhyIMarch

 

We look forward to seeing you out there and taking a stand for health care.

 

Sincerely,

 

Isabel Chen, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Resident

isabel.chen23@gmail.com

 

Kyle Ragins, MD, MBA

Emergency Medicine Resident

kyleragins@gmail.com


P.S. Here’s the ACLU’S Know Your Rights Guide to those who participating in any protests. There is DC specific information.

 

As Dr. King said, “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”

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