Grind it to a halt

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Our senators are taking action. In last week's healthcare marathon we called on our senators for a Senate slowdown. They heard us, and today the Democrative leadership announced they are bringing the Senate to a halt to achieve transparency on the TrumpCare.

But we haven't won yet. If we can keep the Senate from passing the patient-killing TrumpCare bill before the July 4th recess, our friends in red states will do the rest in town halls, keeping this terrible bill from ever becoming law. Our Senators have been out in front on running down the clock, and we need to keep supporting them!

Please log your call here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Action: Shut down the Senate

Senator Patty Murray:

DC - 202-224-2621
Seattle - 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell:

DC - 202-224-3441
Seattle - 206-220-6400

Script:

 "Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [PLACE, ZIP]. Thank you very much for taking the lead on holding the Senate floor yesterday in protest of TrumpCare being worked in secret. I want to see more of this. Please continue to shut down all business in the Senate by withholding consent and filibustering all business on the floor so that this bill cannot get a vote."

Background:

This is part of a national Indivisible strategy for targeting Democratic senators:  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/withholding-consent-filibuster-amendment-call-script/

"Senate Democrats are threatening to grind the Senate to a halt in protest of Republicans crafting their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare behind closed doors.  'If Republicans won’t relent and debate their healthcare bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn’t expect business as usual in the Senate,' said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)."
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/338421-senate-democrats-threaten-to-gum-up-senate-over-obamacare-fight

Your Voice has an Impact:

Watch these videos from our Senators. The stories that they're telling on the floor are from YOU. Thank you to everyone who has been sending in stories about what the ACA has done for you, and how you will be hurt by TrumpCare.

Senator Murray holding the floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-tYhSuFdI
Senator Cantwell holding the floor: https://www.facebook.com/senatorcantwell/videos/1953609328249294/

Reminder:

Our state government is heading for a shutdown because Republicans refuse to negotiate on how to fund education. Their plan will make the tax structure in this state more unfair, and will raise property taxes for those of you living in the Seattle area. Not a homeowner? It doesn't matter - your rent will go up. If you haven't already, please take the actions suggested by Washington's Paramount Duty to support fully funding education with new, fair, and dependable sources of revenue. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D476nAGV9tQqbo5HdBx1Nuou0Ef3NIRZIwifxPb-FZw/edit

Upcoming: 

Wednesday: PINK OUT with Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood is staging a PINK OUT protest on June 21st in opposition to TrumpCare. Find out what you can to to be part of this here: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/5-ways-to-pink-out-on-june-21st