Safety Net Defenders

Resisting attacks on healthcare and the social safety net, and promoting affordable health care for all.


Get Organized BK Safety Net Defenders was formed after the 2016 election to resist attacks on healthcare and the social safety net, and promote affordable health care for all. In March 2017, we planned one of the first die-ins for healthcare that was subsequently replicated nationwide with international media coverage. In June 2017 we planned a nationwide Die-In that took place from Hawaii to Boston. From October through December 2017 we planned and participated in a series of protests against the GOP Tax Scam, culminating in a Die-In on Wall Street in December. We continue our activism through direct action, letter-writing campaigns, and alliances with national and state advocacy groups.


Protesters flood Brooklyn streets for die-in against Obamacare repeal efforts (Daily News, March 11 2017)

Die-in held in Brooklyn to protest the repealing of the Affordable Care Act (Pix11, March 11 2017)

Protest over Republican health bill (Fox 5, March 12 2017)

Americans Demand Single-Payer Health Care at GOP Town Hall (Rolling Stone, May 11 2017)