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Evanston - Phone Bank to Save ACA/CNN Town Hall Watch Party

  • 1216 Madison Street Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

It's not over til it's over...so join us on the Indivisible Guide national day of action for a "Calls to Kill TrumpCare" phone bank where we will be once again calling Democrats in "red" states to ask them to call their GOP Senators. Last week, just four of us made 116 calls and got 35 people to Senators Murkowski and Capito! Help us make this week's phone bank even more successful! Come when you can and stay for as long as you are able. 

After the phone bank ends at 8:00 p.m., we invite you to stay and watch the CNN Town Hall from 8:00-9:00 with Senators Sanders, Klobuchar, Cassidy and Graham discuss health care policy. We understand if this provokes sudden yelling at the TV...! ;-)

Please bring: your charged laptop or tablet AND your cell phone with chargers for both (just in case). Headphones are very helpful but not required.

We will provide: pizza, water and snacks. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks, or something to share with eveyrone. 

We will also provide: scripts, FAQ's, additional talking points, and updates with the latest on the Graham-Cassidy Bill.

Before you come:
1) RSVP "Going" to this event! Check event page for any last minute changes or updates.
2) Register at https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-trumpcare/ and follow steps below to get set up. We can also help you do this when you get to the event.
3) Think about a reason that saving the ACA is important to you personally, a friend of family member. We will provide more talking points and general info about what Graham-Cassidy would take away, but here's a great summary: http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/graham-cassidy-health-care-bill-what-you-need-to-know/

Here’s how to get started & how the calling system works:

1) Register for the Indivisible dialing tool here to make calls: https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-trumpcare/
2) Once you sign up, you’ll then get an email confirmation with a login, password, and URL to sign into our system. Once signed in, you can start making calls immediately—and a script will pop up on the your computer or tablet to make it as easy as possible!
3) Now you are ready to make phone calls! You'll be calling fellow Democratic voters in key states with a more moderate or swing Republican Senator with past history of leaning or voting "no" (last week we were calling Alaska & West Virginia) on TrumpCare.
4) Once connected, you will explain to the constituent that they can make a big difference by calling their Senator and asking them to vote "no" on Graham-Cassidy and, if applicable, share a personal story about how the ACA has helped them, a family member or friend. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.

5) If they agree to ask their Senator to vote no, you can patch them through immediately with the calling tool and connect them to their Senator’s office, which increases the liklihood that they will call as opposed to just getting a committment to call.

In July, more than 1,000 Indivisibles in blue states made 100,000 phone calls to constituents in our target states in the final two days before the healthcare vote in July. Last week, Indivisibles in blue states (and DC!) dialed more than 141,000 times using our Calls to Kill TrumpCare tool to encourage constituents in Alaska, Arizona, Maine, and Colorado to call their Republican senators. That’s over 27,000 minutes of call time! We made a huge impact on July's health care victory, and we can -- and will -- make a an impact this this time, too.

Earlier Event: September 20
Evanston - Phone bank to Save the ACA