Wednesday, June 21st - Rally to oppose the Healthcare bill tomorrow and Call to strengthen out Senators' spines

Actions you can take today

  • Action#1: The Senate Healthcare Bill comes out Tomorrow: Attend the rally to save ACA at Federal Plaza

  • Action #2: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and let them know that the more they fight, the more we support them

  • Action#3: Fill out an amendment at ouramendments.org

Tools you can use

Action #1: The Senate Healthcare Bill comes out Tomorrow: Attend the rally to save ACA at Federal Plaza

The is getting real. The Senate version of AHCA coming out TOMORROW, Thursday the 22nd. That is the day we have planned for our Rally to Save ACA, one of many rallies across the nation being lead by Indivisible. Come out an show your support for ACA. We will have many people sharing their stories of how ACA has impacted their lives. Let us know you are coming and share the event!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2:30-4pm

Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn

Action #2: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and let them know that the more they fight, the more we support them

Senator Durbin

Washington DC: (202) 224-2152

Chicago: (312) 353-4952

Senator Duckworth

Washington DC: (202) 224-2854

Chicago: (312) 886-3506

Script: Hi, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of Senator ___________. I'm calling to thank the Senator for standing strong against the Republican Senators and for slowing the Senate process. I want the Senator to know that, as long as they use every tactic they have to stop this healthcare bill from advancing, they have our support.

Action #3: Go to OurAmendments.org and fill out your personal amendment that will be offered up as an amendment to the healthcare bill. These amendments will be delivered to Chuck Schumer to be used for a filibuster by amendment for the vote-a-rama. It's very fun and very cool.

Why Today's Actions Are Important

Action #1: The Senate Healthcare Bill comes out Tomorrow: Attend the rally to save ACA at Federal Plaza and see our mobile billboard

The Senate version of ACA is coming out on Thursday. The more bodies and the more anger we can show at Federal Plaza, the bigger message it sends to the country that we aren't okay with this bill being rammed through the Senate. Come out and show that you care. The bill is going to make you angry. It just will. Come on out and share the anger.

PLUS! Come join us as the massive MOBILE BILLBOARD BUS ends its statewide tour in Chicago. Stand in Solidarity with the millions of Illinoisans who will lose coverage, with 42% of rural children, with the 1 in 2 births covered by Medicaid, with our fellow citizens dependent on Rural Hospitals that will close under the GOP plan. Please bring your stories and raise your voices, letting everyone know - including any present press - how this vote will affect you and your loved ones.

Action #2: Call Senators Durbin and Duckworth and thank them for fighting, let them know we have their back

A big part of what we can do as constituents of a blue state Senator is strengthen our Senators' spines. And we've done that very effectively with our calls. Based on an interview given by Chuck Schumer on Pod Save America (listen here), they are planning on using filibuster by amendment if they can determine that they have strong grounds within the parliamentary rules to not have the amendments dismissed as irrelevant. In addition, they are already slowing the proceedings by delaying committee meetings until late in the day, forcing many committees to not meet. They are doing their job in this fight.

We need to let them know that, the more they fight, the more we support them. If they think fighting will win them more votes, they will fight harder. Call and strengthen their spines!