Activists protest GOP health care bill in Peekskill

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PEEKSKILL -

Activists took to the streets of Peekskill Monday afternoon to oppose the GOP's attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.

The rally was held outside Sen. Chuck Schumer's office

The protesters were led through the streets by a New Orleans-inspired funeral jazz band called "The Resistance."

Organizers say they want to raise awareness about what they call the dangers of the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Senate could vote on the controversial legislation later this week, but it appears to be on life support because key Republican senators, including John McCain and Rand Paul, are opposed to it.

Activist Christine Button, of Cortlandt Manor, says her resistance is personal. She's a self-employed cancer survivor who insists she can't afford to lose her health care.

"Every American will be affected, and it's being organized to shut out Americans. The process is flawed," says Button.

The activists vow to keep playing, marching and speaking out until Graham-Cassidy is defeated.

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