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It’s not surprising that democratic socialist, former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is not a fan of the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare. It’s a bit more surprising that Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey might be a swing vote.

So, Sanders is headed to Pittsburgh this weekend to host a “Don’t Take Our Health Care” rally. Per the announcement email, the plan is to “share the real stories of people who would be hurt by this bill and how we can take action to stop it from becoming law.” With any luck, he’ll also convince Toomey to be part of squashing it.

If you’re of the mindset that the Senate health care bill is not in the shape it should be and should not pass, Sanders wants you to join him. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, June 24

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m.

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The event is free but it’s recommended you RSVP. Signing up doesn’t guarantee entry, but will help organizers know how many people plan to show up.

Sanders’s email says he believes “stopping this bill will require people from all backgrounds and walks of life in all communities across the country to come together, stand up, and make their voices heard.”

That means you. Up for it?

Ali Trachta

Ali Trachta joyfully returned home to Pittsburgh after a long stint at LA Weekly. Most recently she served as its online editor as well as digital strategist for its parent company, Voice Media Group, which owns seven alt-weekly newspapers. She lives in Stanton Heights with her husband and little boy.