Rally held at state capitol to save Affordable Care Act
More than 300 people gathered at the Hawaii State Capitol for a rally to save the Affordable Care Act.
Health care professionals joined the state democratic party to speak about preserving and improving health care coverage.
Officials at the rally say Republicans want to throw nearly 30 million people off of health insurance.
What would replace it remains unknown.
"This is our first opportunity to come together and to stand up for our rights, and especially in particular health care as a human right. Not something that can be repealed and replaced with nothing." said Tim Vandeveer, State Party Chair of Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Senator Brian Schatz said, "It's not about Obama, it's not about Republicans and Democrats - It's about what are we going to do to try and take care of the maximum number of people that we can take care of."
The Senator says organization is key...he encourages people to rise up and communicate with leaders both in Hawaii and across the country.
The reason why demonstrators on Beretania Street stood up today.