Roanoke Indivisible show Affordable Care Act support at senate offices

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Roanoke, Va. (WDBJ7) Advocacy group Roanoke Indivisible spent Tuesday afternoon speaking out against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

The group is the local chapter of a national group that encouraged their chapters to protest at the offices of their senators.

However, the Roanoke chapter did not protest because both Virginia's senators are democratic and their views on ACA align with their beliefs.
Instead, they gathered at the offices of Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner to show support for them.

"We are here to thank them for that, we are here to thank them for all of their work in trying to make sure people still try to retain access to their Affordable Care Act protections," Roanoke Indivisible founder Ivonne Wallas Fuentes.

"We are also here to ask them to do whatever they can to try to prevent the catastrophe of a full repeal passing in the next week."

However on the other side of the argument, Republicans say the Affordable Care Act needs to go.

They're concerned about the law's impact on health insurance premiums and mandates that require people to pay when they don't have coverage.

According to Wallace Fuentes, there will be sit-ins at Republican senate offices all over the country tomorrow.