A rally in Fort Lauderdale is usually one of the most expensive and least crowded.
But this week, a different crowd is expected to take to the streets of the capital to protest against President Donald Trump and the Republican agenda.
The rally is being organized by the Florida Republican Party and called the “mini cooper.”
The rally is expected Saturday evening at the Coral Gables Convention Center, according to the National Weather Service.
The rally will be led by former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Sanibel, who has become one of Trump’s most vocal critics.
Farentholds campaign is backing an effort by the party to push legislation that would cut funding for the Affordable Care Act.
The legislation, dubbed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care” or PPACA, would give states greater flexibility in setting up health care exchanges and set up insurance markets.
The bill also would block federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Farewell to the AffordableCare Act”The Republican Party has no business legislating on behalf of a political party that has spent the last 20 years attacking the very program it is now attempting to defund,” Farenths campaign said in a statement Saturday.
“It is unconscionable that the Republican Party is now trying to pass legislation to gut the very health care that the American people voted for.”
Farenths bill is a direct response to a proposal the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed in March.
The measure would give Americans up to three months to enroll in health insurance plans offered through state-run health exchanges.
It also would prevent federal money from being used to subsidize those plans.
The state House passed the bill by a vote of 248-156.
But the Senate rejected the legislation, saying it did not go far enough to protect Americans.
Fares proposal would not require Americans to enroll before the third month, and would allow people to remain on their plans even if they did not meet their income threshold for a tax credit, according a Senate summary of the bill.
Fears about the health care law have spurred many people to attend rallies in support of Farenhis legislation.
But the GOP has said that it has not changed its stance.