Self-described conservative Republican Rosalie Triviz Williams says she's fed up with the "extremists" in her party.
It's those extremists the 64-year-old Phoenix resident blames for state budget cuts that have affected people waiting for organ transplants.
Among the most "heartless" is Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Triviz Williams says.
Triviz Williams has organized a protest for 2 p.m. Monday at the state Capitol in Phoenix and is expecting protesters from across the state.
And Triviz Williams is concerned that the organ transplants aren't the end of legislators' Medicaid budget slashing.
Medicaid is a health insurance program for Arizona's poorest residents — the state program is also known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
In addition to pulling funding from certain organ transplants for Medicaid patients, some conservative legislators are talking about rolling back AHCCCS eligibility, which would mean thousands fewer people eligible for a program that already caps annual income at less than $11,000 for an individual.
"I'm renting a bullhorn," Triviz Williams said of Monday's protest. "The message is no more cuts to Medicaid, mental health, disabled — no more cuts to the poor."