RED ALERT: Stop the Republicans from passing Trumpcare

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Action 1: Enlist family/friends in GOP-rep'd districts/states to stop Trumpcare.

Do you have friends in AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, or WV?

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House Republicans are planning on holding a vote on Trumpcare on Thursday (TODAY!) and we need to help convince as many Republicans as possible to vote 'NO' on this terrible bill. Our best bet is to ask our friends and family in red districts to call on *their* Republican Congressperson to vote 'NO.'

Step 1: Look through this spreadsheet for potentially flippable Congresspeople that represent your friends and family. We've included a partial list of bigger towns and cities in their districts to help you find matches. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HCn4jvtymlOYXuIhI-scdTT9zAoOipbre0bOq2yz4yU/edit#gid=0

Step 2: Ask your friends and family to call up their Congressperson and relate the following sample script, or something similar to it:

Sample Script:

"My name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {TOWN, ZIP} to ask {CONGRESSPERSON} to VOTE NO on Trumpcare because {REASON}. America cannot afford Trumpcare and {CONGRESSPERSON} needs to stand with me, their constituent, and not Trump."

Sample Reasons:

1. It will cause millions of Americans to lose insurance and tens of thousands of Americans to die every year.

2. It will cost the government billions of dollars.

3. I or a friend/family member will lose insurance.

4. It's a massive tax cut for the rich.

5. {FILL IN YOUR OWN REASON HERE - THESE ARE ALWAYS BEST}

Background:

Action 2: Tell your Members of Congress you oppose the Trump plan (again)

Your calls matter!  Each daily call you make to your member of congress gives them added power to bring to the Congressional Floor.  This week one of our Daily Alert team spoke to a staffer of Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s office to voice her opinion on the ACA, and the Jayapal staff member said that every day, Rep. Jayapal takes the tally of calls and goes to the floor and says something like, “I got 180 calls on the health care plan - so I need to oppose this issue on behalf of my consituents” (paraphrase).  

Call your Members of Congress and tell them (again) that you oppose the new proposed Health Care plan.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
DC - 202-225-3106
Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith:
DC - 202-225-8901
Renton - 425-793-5180

Senator Maria Cantwell:
DC - 202-224-3441
Seattle - 206-220-6400

Senator Patty Murray:
DC - 202-224-2621
Seattle - 206-553-5545

Script:

"Hi, my name is [name] and I'm calling from [city, zip]. I'm calling to express my opinion on the Republican-proposed health care plan. I oppose this plan because {your reason here}.  Please protect affordable health care.“

Action 3:  Join 8th District Indivisibles to rally outside Reichert's office THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Date/Time:  Thurs. May 4th, 4:30 pm
Location:  Dave Reichert's office, 22605 SE 56th St, Issaquah, WA 98029

District 8 Indivisibles are rallying to let Dave Reichert know he can't ditch the ACA and expect to be re-elected.  If you can join them in support, it will do a lot to further the cause.
More information:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-to-save-the-aca
 

YOU SHOULD KNOW: Resistance is working!  At this week’s “100-days of Trump” milestone, fewer than half of Trump’s promise-actions have succeeded, and further, several measures have been enacted against Trump’s wishes. 

More info:  http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/trumps-100-days-promises-fewer-than-half-carried-out/