STOP THE EXTREME REPUBLICAN AGENDA!
Majority Leader McConnell has made good on his threat to cancel the Senate’s August recess. Although he claims to need extra legislative time to pass appropriations bills, his real motivation is to push through extreme nominees and to make it more difficult for Democrats running for re-election in red states to campaign. McConnell doesn’t mention that Republicans’ control of Congress should make timely passage of their proposals easy – if they were reasonable.
But the Republicans’ extreme agenda – their extreme nominees, their family separation policy, their attempts to gut popular measures like requiring health coverage for pre-existing conditions and CHIP funding – isn’t reasonable. There’re good reasons why Democrats refuse to support these destructive actions.
Instead, Democrats will use the August session to oppose extreme nominees and to support legislation expanding tax credits, broadening access to Medicare, creating a reinsurance program to reduce premiums, tightening coverage for pre-existing conditions, and lowering prescription drug costs.
We must support these efforts to stop the extreme Republican agenda now and in the future. Call on Congress to use all measures to derail extreme, unqualified nominees. And let’s adopt blue senators running for re-election in red states and do something to help them!
Help Build The BLUE WAVE!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I’m concerned that Majority Leader McConnell has canceled the August recess in an attempt to push through extreme, unqualified nominees and to harm Democrats seeking re-election in red states who won’t be able to campaign. This nakedly partisan move in support of the extreme Republican agenda must be opposed by all possible means. Please use all available procedural tools to block Trump’s extreme, unqualified nominees and continue to push to improve and strengthen the ACA and expand our access to affordable healthcare. 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: REMEMBER FOR THE MIDTERMS**
We have choices to make this fall. Do we want the current administration’s extreme agenda that seeks to make extreme, lifetime appointments to the bench, separates parents seeking asylum from their children, and destroys the ACA? No? Then, help build the BLUE WAVE!
Elect Jamie McLeod-Skinner! #FireWalden!
**ACTION THREE: SUPPORT A BLUE SENATOR RUNNING IN A RED STATE**
Ten Democratic senators are running for re-election in red states: Tester (Montana), Brown (Ohio), Heitkamp (North Dakota), Manchin (West Virginia), Nelson (Florida), Baldwin (Wisconsin), Casey (Pennsylvania), Stabenow (Michigan), McCaskill (Missouri), Donnelly (Indiana). Pick one (or more!) and support him or her – with a donation, on social media, by contacting a campaign to see how you can help. We can do this!