Protest coincides with yearly congressional Republican retreat
Start: Thomas Paine Plaza near City Hall
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102
11am, Thursday, January 26, 2017
Thousands of people will come together in Philadelphia to protest plans by Republican members of Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The protest coincides with an annual retreat for congressional Republicans where President Trump will be in attendance. The retreat will be held from January 25 to 27 in Philadelphia.

Protesters will demand lawmakers:

• improve, not repeal the Affordable Care Act;
• reject Medicare vouchers;
• protect senior citizens;
• say no to slashing $1 trillion from state funding for Medicaid, which will cut coverage and raise out of pocket costs for the 73 million working families, seniors, and people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid; and
• lower prescription drug costs by using Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate better deals from drug corporations

Road Closures:
The following roads will be closed beginning at 8am Thursday and will remain closed until at least 6pm Thursday night:
13th Street from Chestnut Street to Market Street
Market Street from 11th Street to Juniper Street
12th Street from Chestnut to Arch Street
The public should expect rolling road closures during dignitary movement on Thursday.
Parking Restrictions:
The following parking restrictions will go into effect at 6am Thursday:
13th Street from Chestnut to Market Streets
Market Street from 11th Street to Juniper Street
12th Street from Chestnut to Arch Street
PPA and PPD will tow any cars located on those streets to the PPA impoundment lot at 2501 S. Weccacoe Avenue in South Philadelphia. The parking restrictions will be lifted when the roads reopen to vehicular traffic Thursday evening.
Pedestrian Restrictions:
The United States Secret Service is establishing a secure perimeter that will limit pedestrian access to the following streets starting at 6am on Thursday:
1100 and 1200 block of Market – both north and south sides
12th Street from Chestnut to Filbert Streets – both east and west sides
13th Street from Chestnut to Market Streets – both east and west sides