Ten Years Ago

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We’re living through a pandemic that’s straining our families, our communities, and our health care system — especially the medical professionals who are putting their lives on the line every day to save lives and keep our country going. We owe them and everybody on the front lines of this pandemic a profound debt of gratitude. More than ever, we’re all in this together.

This crisis also lays bare a lot of truths about our economy and our society. One of them is just how critical health insurance is for every family. Ten years ago this month, I signed the Affordable Care Act into law. And thanks to the hard work of people like you who fought to pass and implement it, we’ve seen tremendous progress in the decade since — like providing access to quality, affordable health care to 20 million people and protecting 135 million Americans with preexisting conditions.

Together we changed the lives of millions of people. We saved lives. Because we fought for something we believed in. It’s a testament to the power of grassroots organizing.

But right now — right when people need health care the most — too many politicians are still trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, kick millions off their insurance, and end preexisting conditions protections.

And in some of the most gerrymandered states in the country, there are governors and legislators who continue to reject Medicaid expansion, ignoring the will of their own constituents and putting their communities at greater risk in this pandemic.

We cannot afford another 10 years of gerrymandering-fueled obstruction and pain. That’s why All On The Line is focused on empowering people to fight for fair maps — because right now, our access to health care is on the line. Will you help protect the future of the ACA by donating to All On The Line today?

In 2021, we have the opportunity to define the next 10 years of progress — not only for health care, but also for climate change, immigration reform, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and every other issue we care about. If we don’t take action to end gerrymandering now, we’ll be dealing with obstruction for another decade — years that we cannot afford.

Friend, to mark the 10-year anniversary of passing the Affordable Care Act, I’m asking you to protect the progress we’ve made and continue fighting for progress on all of the issues we care about. Can we count on you?

Thank you for supporting All On The Line’s effort to end gerrymandering,
Barack Obama


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All On The Line is the grassroots movement to restore fairness to our elections and democracy ahead of 2021 redistricting. Formerly OFA.

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