Action 1: Defeat Son of Zombie Trumpcare!
Do not be fooled! Obamacare is NOT safe yet! Indivisible National warns us that the GOP has been whipping hard over the week-end to solidify Republican support for the repeal of the ACA. Seattle Indivisible is over 7000 members strong. If we ALL activate our networks on this issue, WE CAN SAVE THE ACA. Think of EVERYONE you know who lives in a red district. How many people can you get to call - 3, 10, 25? Post on Facebook, activate your coworkers, text ALL your Idahoan cousins! Comment on the Seattle Indivisible page to let us know how many calls you instigated. The winner will get the admiration of thousands!
Sample script you can provide:
My name is [name] calling from [city,zip]. I want to let Representative [congressperson’s name] know that I will NOT support him/her in future elections if he/she votes to repeal the ACA. [insert personal story about ACA if able].
Where they can find their MoC's phone number:
Action 2: Defend Workers’ Rights!
The first of May is International Workers’ Day. Defend workers’ rights by calling on Congress to oppose HB 1180 “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017” which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow private-sector employers to “compensate” hourly workers with compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay. The legislation does not create employee rights, rather it creates a new employer right – the right to delay paying any wages for overtime work for as long as 13 months. The legislation forces workers to compromise their paychecks for the possibility – but not the guarantee – that they will get time off from work when they need it.
My name is [name], calling from [city, zip]. I’m calling to ask Representative [Jayapal or Smith] to oppose HB 1180 which is clearly exploitative of workers.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
DC - 202-225-3106
Seattle - 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith:
DC - 202-225-8901
Renton - 425-793-5180
Bonus May Day Action:
You can also your support for workers and immigrant rights by attending the May Day of Resistance March. The rally is at 11 am at Judkins Park. March begins at 1pm. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/266053720506524/