According to Indivisible National, it is likely that we’ll see the new bill on Thursday, get a CBO score on Monday and have a vote to proceed as early as this coming Tuesday. That means we have a week to make sure that the Republican skeptics in the Senate stick with their “no” votes, despite enormous pressure from their party.
That means it’s time for another marathon! For the next several days we will be focusing on one Republican Senator per day to convince each of them that voting NO on Trumpcare will put them on the right side of history. We will also be asking you to call your own Senators to thank them for their efforts with a different reason each day – we need to keep their call tallies up as well as their spirits!
Please log your calls here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1.
Action 1: Tell Sen. Collins (ME) to stand strong
Today, we’re kicking it off with Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine! Sen. Collins spoke out against the previous version of the healthcare bill and defended Planned Parenthood, saying “I do need a complete overhaul to get to a yes”. It is extremely important that she not budge on this.
Think hard about who you know in Maine, and ask them to call her using the script below. Follow that up by calling her yourself to let her know that the whole nation is with her on this!
Sen. Susan Collins: 202-224-2523
“My name is [Name] and I am calling from [zip]. I want to thank Sen. Collins for speaking out against the previous version of the Republican health care bill – it shows she truly cares about her constituents. She should stand strong and stay on the right side of history by voting no when the bill comes back to a vote next week. No minor amendment will make this bill anything but financially disastrous and life-threatening to her constituents, particularly women who get reproductive care from Planned Parenthood.. [Add personal story here if comfortable].”
Bonus: Share this action on social media so that your acquaintances in ME will see!
Action 2: Thank your Senators
Senator Patty Murray:
DC - 202-224-2621
Seattle - 206-553-5545
Senator Maria Cantwell:
DC - 202-224-3441
Seattle - 206-220-6400
“My name is [Name] and I am calling from [Zip]. I would like to thank Senator [Name] for her tireless opposition to the Republican health care bill. The previous version of the bill would result in 264,300 people in WA losing their Medicaid coverage – and there is no way the revised bill will fix this. Thank you, and please keep fighting for us!”
Action 3: Participate in the Net Neutrality Day of Action TODAY
Today internet users and online communities unite to sound the alarm about the FCC's attack on net neutrality (the rules that prevent internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon from slowing down, censoring, blocking, and charging extra fees online). Join the fight by visiting www.battleforthenet.com. This site allows you to write a comment to the FCC with one click, and then you can scroll down for great videos and graphics to share so that you can be part of the blitz!