Affordable health care advocates rally outside Rep. Donovan's office
Nearly 100 people spent Tuesday morning protesting outside Rep. Dan Donovan office in Bay Ridge over his stance on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Those in attendance say they deserve to have their voices heard and to have affordable health care.
"56,000 people in community districts alone are going to be affected by the repeal," says one protester. "Their voices need to be heard."
Rep. Donovan's communications director Patrick Ryan said in a statement that Rep. Donovan is, "not against affordable health care, but that he believes reforms are needed to create a working and stable health care system, and he has continually said that he will not pull the rug out from millions of people."
Ryan says Rep. Donovan also cosponsored legislation to make sure those with pre-existing conditions still have coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
He also says that several meetings have been planned with some of those in attendance at the protest.