TRUMPCARE IN TURMOIL! KEEP CALLING! KEEP VISITING!
Yesterday, the GOP delayed the House AHCA because THEY KNEW THEY WOULD LOSE. Why? Partly because bullying dissenting Republican MOC’s has backfired, but partly because of the INTENSE PRESSURE from constituents all across the US.
Keep it up! It is working!
Besides the usual points about coverage loss, increased costs to families, and YUGE tax breaks for the wealthy, consider these recent “revision” concessions to the far right:
– “Non-disabled” Medicaid work requirements. FACT: ill people—especially the mentally ill—often are not granted disability for YEARS. They CAN’T work.
– Phasing out ACA taxes that make the plan viable NOW—not next year.
– Changes to Medicaid that could restrict enrollment even more.
– Elimination of a provision that allowed tax-credit recipients to put them in health savings accounts.
….AND the GOP is using complex procedure rules to make sure this NEW AHCA goes to a vote WITHOUT re-scoring by the CBO!
ACTION 1: CALL CONGRESSMAN WALDEN TODAY. AGAIN.
ACTION 2: VISIT WALDEN’S OFFICE IN PERSON. You don’t need an appointment.
ACTION 3: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY
…and ask them to call or visit their representative’ office. Especially if they’re in red Congressional districts! Here’s a list of Congresspeople who need pressuring: http://bit.ly/2nOh8NK
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR PHONE CALLS AND IN-PERSON VISIT:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am encouraged that public pressure has led to a delay in the House vote on the AHCA. Recent AHCA concessions to the right wing have made the bill even worse. That is why I am calling (again) to URGE Congressman Walden to vote NO–whenever the vote is. Please keep this bill from passing to the Senate!“
(These scripts are just a suggestion. Let YOUR heart tell you what to say when you make YOUR call!)
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408
La Grande (541) 624-2400
Multiple offices here: https://walden.house.gov/