The Congressional Budget Office released their score for the Senate healthcare bill…and it is not good. Though you now have some ammo to use with your senators, like the fact that 22 million fewer Americans would have health insurance. (You may be seeing headlines like this one — remember it’s not over ’til it’s over.)
Call both your senators and tell Democratic senators to stop Senate business/use the Vote-A-Rama to stop approval of Trumpcare. Tell Republican senators that a bill that gives tax cuts to the wealthy and leaves sick and vulnerable Americans without insurance is wrong for the country. *If you don’t know your members of Congress’ direct phone number, enter your address in the Congressional Contact box on our site.
Join the People’s Filibuster to Stop Trumpcare with MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood, SEIU, Protect Our Care, Center for American Progress, Women’s March, and many more at the United States Capitol to stop the Republican effort to take away our health care.
The air is tense on Capitol Hill this week as Americans across the country plan to fight back against the Republican Senators’ “death bill.” Just today, the American Medical Association and 46 economists – including 6 Nobel laureates – sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressing their opposition to a health repeal bill that would leave millions without coverage and increase premiums and deductibles for middle class families.
Thanks to the open internet, a new generation of activists fighting for civil rights and equality has been able to make their voices heard in ways previously unimaginable. Now the Trump administration is trying to turn back the clock and silence them by undoing the Net Neutrality rules. That is simply unacceptable.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to vote on the GOP’s healthcare bill by the end of this week. Indivisible has identified senators in 10 states who are most likely to be swayed. We should *all* call our senators to block this terrible bill, which guts Medicaid among other things, but those of us who live in the following 10 states really need to turn up the heat: Alaska, West Virginia, Maine, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas.
GOP leadership in the Senate is working overtime to convince the five Republican senators who have publicly opposed the health care bill. Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn says that the Senate remains on track to start Wednesday’s procedural votes in hopes of passing the bill next week. It’s critical that we do anything and EVERYTHING we can to undermine McConnell’s work to fastrack this bill. In lieu of our regular day-by-day to-do list, this week we’re encouraging you to put all your energy into fighting this bill and saving health care for millions!
If you ever only do one action from us, let it be this one. The Senate vote is the entire ballgame. This is it – there are no more chances after this to stop Trumpcare. The Senate vote on the healthcare repeal bill a.k.a. the AHCA bill, a.k.a. Trumpcare, a.k.a. the bill that may kick your grandmother out of her nursing home, is set to happen before the July 4th break.
No exaggeration: We’ve been at this 6 months, and this is the most important week in our fight against TrumpCare. Republicans are planning a vote THIS THURSDAY. But Republicans still don’t have the votes. This truly could go either way. This is the moment constituent power was made for. This is the time to stand up. It’s imperative to keep up the pressure on your two senators. It doesn’t matter if your senators are Democrats or Republicans; we’ve got asks for both.