WE NEED THREE NOs – KEEP CALLING TO STOP TRUMPCARE!
The Senate’s “discussion draft” of Trumpcare/AHCA is out http://slate.me/2rT5KTa. Contained are Medicaid cuts, waivers for essential health benefits, and elimination of funding for Planned Parenthood. But this is not the final bill. It might be a distraction to stop us from calling http://bit.ly/2sW2nL2.
We must KEEP CALLING. On Pod Save America (http://bit.ly/2sXwh14), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated the Democrats’ number one goal is to stop a “motion to proceed” – the motion the majority makes to bring a bill to the floor (http://bit.ly/2sSIHXQ). This fight is down to Senators in 10 states—three NOs and Trumpcare is dead.
We MUST ask our Senators to block Senate business by:
• Withholding unanimous consent: The Senate seeks waivers from certain procedural rules to get work done. By withholding consent, Senators can slow the Senate’s business http://cnn.it/2sHXDbh.
• Filibuster by amendment: Republicans are passing health care through budget reconciliation (which needs 50 votes), but reconciliation also allows an unlimited number of amendments which will continue until hearings occur http://bit.ly/2tezmao
We MUST call everyone we know in AK, WV, ME, NV, AZ, CO, OH, PA, LA, AR and ask them to tell their Senators to vote NO on Trumpcare.
We need three NO votes. LET’S DO THIS!!
**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 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: CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN AK, WV, ME, NV, AZ, CO, OH, PA, LA, AR
Ask them to tell their Senators to vote NO on Trumpcare and send them to https://www.trumpcareten.org/ (The Indivisible Guide’s site for all the low down on the fight against Trumpcare).
**POSSIBLE FUTURE LOCAL ACTION: BE PREPARED TO JOIN A “FLASH RALLY” ON SHORT NOTICE!**
Details to follow, but we will be calling a Flash Rally on the day the Senate floor vote is announced, most likely next week. We will provide detailed information including time and location via Email and Facebook. Stay tuned!
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Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
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Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691