- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - For a second day, activists are holding a peaceful 12-hour stakeout outside the Phoenix district office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.

The group is urging Flake to reject the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Members of MoveOn.org say a so-called “TrumpCare” plan would “tear away health care from 24 million people, defund Planned Parenthood, destroy Medicaid, and raise insurance premiums.”

Similar health care stakeouts are being held at 31 other congressional offices nationwide.

Activists are chanting and holding signs and symbols of the health care emergency such as crutches and arm slings.

Flake is a moderate Republican who has refused to do town halls.

Many GOP lawmakers returning to their home districts have faced constituents angry with the Trump Administration’s stance on health care and immigration issues.


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