STOP ATTACKS ON HEALTHCARE
Trump has proposed a new gag rule. Another attempt to repeal the ACA in Congress is looming. Both are calculated to energize the base and get Republicans to the polls in November. Both are a danger to the health of women and the poor.
The gag rule would remove Title X funding to all clinics that provide abortions or even make referrals, preventing women from obtaining vital information from their doctors when making personal health decisions. It is aimed at eliminating legal abortions and defunding Planned Parenthood, which serves 41% of Title X patients.
Failing to repeal it, Trump has tried to dismantle the ACA through administrative attacks, resulting in large premium increases. Republicans believe they can deny their culpability for the rising rates.
Trump’s GOP—which includes COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN—hopes a renewed effort to repeal the ACA, larded with sufficient pork, can be pushed through Congress this summer. They believe a successful repeal will energize conservative grassroots and stop the blue wave this fall.
We have to act now to call on our MOC’s to stand against the gag rule and ACA repeal, and to call on everyone who believes that health care is a basic right to VOTE in November.
Protect the ACA!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about the harm the proposed gag rule and a new attempt to repeal the ACA will cause to the health of our most vulnerable neighbors. Healthcare is a human right. I ask the Senator to please keep working to protect the ACA and to stop the gag rule while expanding healthcare for all. Thank you.”
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very worried about the harm the proposed gag rule and a new attempt to repeal the ACA will cause to the health of our most vulnerable neighbors. I also remember Mr. Walden’s role in attempting to repeal the ACA and the elimination of the individual mandate. Please remind him he needs to work for his constituents, stop the gag rule and protect the ACA while expanding healthcare for all. Healthcare is a human right. Thank you.”
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: Build the BLUE WAVE**
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to protect our healthcare. The attacks on our healthcare won’t change until Congress does.
- Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote.
- Check Trump by working to defeat his enablers. Start with volunteering for Jaime McLeod-Skinner. Help her FIRE Greg Walden!