Our Senators are on our side right now. Keep them fighting!

Trumpcare’s not dead yet and we’re going to need all hands-on deck to finish it off!  We need our Senators!

Trumpcare passed the House on Thursday and by Friday morning both Senators held a joint press conference at Harborview Medical Center to give a swift rebuke to the bill.  They had specific figures ready to quantify exactly how much Harborview would lose in federal funding ($627M) as well as brave storytellers who spoke out because it’s about a lot more than just numbers.

It’s Sunday and we don’t make calls on Sunday.  We could send some twitter love their way!

Action 1: Send the Senators a tweet.

Senator Cantwell on twitter:
     @SenatorCantwell

Senator Murray on Twitter:
     @PattyMurray

Sample tweet:
“Thank you, Senator, for speaking out quickly and making it loud and clear that you will fight Trumpcare”

What?  You don’t know how to tweet?  I don’t really either.  
We could also send them some emails!

Action 2:  Send the Senators an email.

Senator Murray’s Contact me link:

https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Senator Cantwell’s Contact me link:

https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email/form

No script on this one.  Both Senate offices have asked for personal stories about how Trumpcare will negatively affect you, your family, a friend, or a loved one.  They don’t have the votes, but they can change someone else’s mind with a compelling personal story.  If you don’t have one, please thank them for standing up for what’s right.

From the Press Conference:

Quote from Senator Murray:

     “This awful, disastrous ‘Trumpcare’ bill is a complete non-starter”

Information from Senator Cantwell:

     Cantwell estimated the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would take $1.4 billion out of Washington state's economy per year. She also said 14 million Medicaid recipients nationwide and 600,000 Washingtonians would lose coverage under the bill passed by the House

More information on how Trumpcare would impact Harborview & Washington State:

http://www.king5.com/news/politics/harborview-could-lose-627-million-annually-under-gop-health-care-bill/437150443

http://kuow.org/post/harborview-says-gop-health-care-bill-will-cost-it-hundreds-millions

http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2017/05/06/new-health-bill-seattle-hospital-could-lose-627m-year/101362168/

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/harborview-could-lose-627m-under-new-health-care-law-executive-director-says/?utm_source=The+Seattle+Times&utm_campaign=1e23c24d6f-Alert_CORRECTION%3A_Seattle%27s_Harborview_could_lose_&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5beb38b61e-1e23c24d6f-122722765

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DON'T FORGET, THIS TUESDAY: is our Resist-Trump Rally - we will focus on Health Care, and we'll also cover the status of flipping red seats to blue. TUESDAY, MAY 9 at 11:45 a.m. at the Federal Building.