KEEP CALLING TO DEFEAT TRUMPCARE
Our calls our working. Our Senators are leading the resistance http://bit.ly/2rTu56e. KEEP CALLING – our calls are their fuel!
Republicans continue to hone their secret plan to restructure 1/6 of America’s economy, offer a massive tax cut to the wealthy and deprive healthcare to 23 million Americans. Their bill may be unveiled any day, and they plan to force a vote immediately.
Monday Democrats held the floor to protest the GOP strategy http://bit.ly/2sQeicU
Given Republicans’ commitment to ramming through this bill, Democrats must maneuver to slow down the process and force public hearings. http://politi.co/2rKwMMh, http://washex.am/2rL9m9L Our Senators can:
• Withhold unanimous consent: The Senate typically seeks waivers from certain procedural rules—shortening debate times, expediting amendments, scheduling committees. By withholding consent on these rules, our Senators can slow the Senate’s business to a crawl http://cnn.it/2sHXDbh.
• Filibuster by amendment: Republicans are attempting to jam health care through the budget reconciliation process (where they need only 50 votes), but reconciliation also allows each Senator to file an unlimited number of amendments–each to be debated and voted on during a period called “vote-a-rama”—which will continue until meaningful hearings occur http://bit.ly/2tezmao
THERE IS NO TOMORROW. WE MUST ACT NOW TO SAVE OUR HEALTHCARE!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AND MERKLEY**
VOICEMAILS COUNT TOO. KEEP CALLING UNTIL YOU TALK TO A STAFFER OR CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want to thank Senator [–] for standing up against Trumpcare. I am appalled by the GOP’s plan to pass Trumpcare in secret, with no Senate hearings or public debate. I am asking the Senator to withhold unanimous consent, filibuster by amendment, and take other creative maneuvers to block this bill until there are meaningful hearings to discuss and amend the healthcare plan.”
**ACTION 2: SUBMIT YOUR AMENDMENT TO OUR SENATORS**
Want to help our Senators filibuster by amendment? Submit your idea for an amendment here: https://www.ouramendments.org/
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Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
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Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691