A group of demonstrators gathered in front of Congressman Morgan Griffith's Abingdon office, and they were concerned about cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
The demonstrators are backed by a group called Virginia Organizing who say that Griffith's support of the house budget plan and the tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent are in direct opposition to Medicare and Medicaid.
They say they hope they can convince Griffith to withdraw his support of the Paul Ryan budget, and those tax cuts which they believe will weaken those healthcare plans.
Lewis Loflin took part in the demonstration. "We are hoping that, of course, we will help persuade him to do the right thing and not take the budget axe to Medicare and Medicaid," she said.
Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law in 1956 and this demonstration was meant to coincide with its 47th anniversary.