STOP THE MOTION TO PROCEED ON TRUMPCARE
Another week – another crucial vote on Trumpcare. Buckle up folks. We have work to do.
Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on Trumpcare tomorrow. We know neither which version of the bill is in play, nor whether there are enough votes to pass it.
The GOP is pulling out all the stops to get to yes on Trumpcare. Trump campaigned with Senator Capito in West Virginia. Koch organizations, conservative operatives are working the phones/social media, and it’s been reported that calls/posts are tipping towards repeal.
What can we do?
We must stop the Motion To Proceed, the MTP!
To get Trumpcare to a floor vote, McConnell needs an MTP to pass. If we stop the MTP, we can take a breath. And then get ready for the next round.
If the MTP passes, the Senate enters debate on Trumpcare. This is when the Dems can “filibuster by amendment.” Each amendment gets 1 minute of debate and 10 minutes to vote. The more amendments we have the more time we have to convince Senators to vote NO in the final vote.
The GOP is counting on us to get tired and lose focus.
We must keep calling!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS WYDEN AMD MERKLEY**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. We must stop Trumpcare. It will be devastating for our country. I know Senator [ ] is among the leaders opposing Trumpcare. Please ask him to stop the motion to proceed and know that I am 100% behind the Senator. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: HOPE FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST: FILIBUSTER BY AMENDMENT**
We will do all we can to stop the motion to proceed. But we must be ready if it passes. We need everyone to create as many amendments as they can at https://www.ouramendments.org/.
**ACTION 3: Contact EVERYONE YOU KNOW. Esp those in AK, WV, ME, NV, AZ, CO, OH, PA, LA, AR, WI!
Call, post and tweet all your friends; ask them to tell their Senators to vote NO on the motion to proceed.
If you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!
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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
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691