A few dozen protesters held signs and staged a die-in outside of Busch Stadium in Downtown St. Louis before a baseball game between the Cardinals and the New York Mets. Participants handed out flyers about the Republican health care plan that is waiting on a vote in Congress, chanted as baseball fans walked by, and held a symbolic die-in with tombstone signs while speakers addressed the crowd. Cori Bush, who is running for Congress in Missouri’s 1st district, was one of the speakers. She said, “Health care is a human right. Because you breathe you deserve health care.”
The event was put on by MOmentum: Missouri Moving Forward with help from Indivisible STL. Mahina Nightsage of MOmentum: Missouri said, “They need to contact Senator Blunt” when I asked her what was the action she wanted Missouri citizens to take in light of the health care bill. She continued, ” This bill is an equal opportunity health care destroyer. It crosses party lines, all ages, rural and suburban, and all income levels.”
Organizers on the Facebook event page said the die-in was non-partisan in raising awareness to all people who would be affected by the bill, regardless of political affiliation. The action was peaceful and there were no arrests.