Central Valley Becomes Hot Spot For Protesting ‘Repeal And Replace’
The area is a rare Republican enclave in California, represented in Congress by members of the majority party that will determine the health law’s fate — including Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Los Angeles Times:
People From All Around California Are Heading To The Central Valley To Defend Obamacare. Here's Why
The crowd of hundreds was ready to march, winding a circuitous route from a Bakersfield park to the nearby district office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to rally in support of the Affordable Care Act. But before they hoisted their signs and joined in healthcare-themed chants, there was a quick geographic roll call. “How many of you are from Bakersfield?” asked the emcee. About half the attendees cheered. The rest had come from farther-flung homes: Long Beach, Sacramento, Riverside. They had traveled via chartered bus, largely with labor unions or grass-roots liberal groups, to the heart of the California effort to save Obamacare. (Mason, 2/2)