Official Group Daily Action for Thursday July 20th
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On Tuesday Obamacare repeal was declared dead, but look behind you! Here it comes, staggering toward next week even after the Congressional Budget Office gave it what should have been a decapitating blow. Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday that he still plans a vote next week on repealing much of the Affordable Care Act, despite CBO findings that if he succeeds 17 million Americans would lose health coverage next year, 27 million by the end of the decade, and 32 million would lose healthcare by 2026. We hope that someday we can make calls to our Senators and Representatives about wonky, constructive approaches to stabilizing the healthcare market, or advocate with them for single payer, but today we need to keep the pressure on wavering Republicans to bury ACA repeal once and for all.
We also need to defend our immigrant neighbors against vindictive raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeted at Sanctuary Cities.
ACTION 1: Ask Senator Bill Cassidy to Commit to Oppose Obamacare Repeal
Long identified as relatively moderate Republican, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy remains publicly on the fence about supporting McConnell’s motion to open debate on Obamacare repeal or whether to vote for the ultimate bill. His vote may be crucial to defeating this callous and irresponsible legislation. Call him and tell him to support healthcare for Louisianans.
Senator Bill Cassidy (202) 224-5824
“Hello, my name is [NAME] and I am calling to urge Senator Cassidy to commit to voting “no” on the motion to open debate on the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act. Almost 600,000 Louisianans get health care through the Affordable Care Act-—it’s cruel and irresponsible to consider repealing it with no replacement. Please work across the aisle to stabilize healthcare markets, not blow them up.”
Use this link to find Facebook friends in Louisiana and ask them to call Cassidy-- https://www.facebook.com/search/people/?q=friends%20in%20louisiana
ACTION 2: Ask our Members of Congress to Speak Out Against an ICE “Surge” in Seattle and other Sanctuary Cities.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan has said he plans to further crack down on undocumented immigrants by sending more resources and agents to "ludicrous" sanctuary cities like Seattle. Tell our Senators and Representatives that immigrants are welcome here, but ICE is not.
Senator Maria Cantwell:
DC - 202-224-3441
Seattle - 206-220-6400
Senator Patty Murray:
DC - 202-224-2621
Seattle - 206-553-5545
Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
DC - 202-225-3106
Seattle - 206-674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith:
DC - 202-225-8901
Renton - 425-793-5180
“Please ask [MOC NAME] to publicly condemn plans by the head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to vindictively target Sanctuary cities like Seattle with intensified immigration raids.”
1) Seattle Indivisible is hosting a barbecue this Saturday, July 22, from 1pm-4pm at Seven Hills Park at 1514 E Howell St. Come by to meet your fellow resisters. The new regional organizer from Indivisible for Washington State, Melissa Shohet, will be in attendance.
RSVP to the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1861446210849955
2) Cast your vote for important Local and State races by August 1st!
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