Wednesday, July 26 - HEALTHCARE RED ALERT: Blue State Phone Bank / Call GOP Reps & Rauner
Actions you can take today
Action #1: Phone Bank for Nevada and West Virginia
Action #2: Call Your GOP Rep Or Governor Rauner
Tools you can use
Action #1: Blue State Phone Bank for Nevada and West Virginia
Indivisible has got a game-changing new tool that lets us lend a hand to defeat TrumpCare, from the comfort of our blue state—sign up here.
It’s a simple four-part process:
You call a voter in a key state with a swing Republican. First, you’ll make calls to the folks in target states. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March and/or fight for progressive causes.
You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.
You ask them to use their power. Then, you’ll ask them to call their senator in opposition to the bill, and to share their own reasons for opposing it.
The tool connects them to their Senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the Senators’ district offices.
It’s that easy.
Action #2: Call Your GOP Rep OR Governor Rauner
Do you have a Republican representative in your House district? The House may need to vote again if a revised bill passes the Senate. We need to keep the pressure on GOP reps to let them know that a ‘yes’ vote is unacceptable.
Script: Hi, my name is __________ and I'm a constituent of ________ and a registered voter. I'm calling to ask that the representative vote ‘no’ on any healthcare bill that comes back through the Senate. Illinois residents depend on the ACA’s patient protections and Medicare funding, and a ‘yes’ vote will put lives at risk.
Don’t have a GOP rep? Call Governor Rauner and demand that he release a statement speaking out against the Republican healthcare bill. Let him know that If congress repeals the ACA, 1.2 million people from Illinois will lose their insurance and 100,000 jobs will be lost.
Springfield Office: 217-782-0244
Chicago Office: 312-814-2121
Why Today's Actions Are Important
We lost a procedural vote today that puts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that much closer to the finish line. But he still has a huge lift on his hands: convince 50 Senators to vote for a complete dumpster fire of a bill—a bill that will cause 15 to 32 million people to lose their insurance, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, and a bill that at least 58 Senators are on record as opposing in some previous iteration.
Usually a vote for the Motion to Proceed (MTP) signals support for the underlying bill. But senators literally do not know which bill they’re taking a final vote on—which means the outcome is anyone’s guess. The vote on final passage will be Thursday or Friday, so we need you RIGHT NOW.
Still fired up? Don’t forget to RSVP for the Our Lives On the Line Rally downtown this Saturday, July 29!