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Health Care Red Alert: MoveOn.org

 

Inspired by our partners at MoveOn.org

 

While Americans have been distracted by the bright and shiny obstruction of justice Senate hearings, Senate Republicans have been working quickly and behind closed doors to pass their Trumpcare bill. There are no plans to publicly release a version of the bill before the vote (Axios).

The Senate's number two Republican has admitted that "80 percent of what the House did we're likely to do" (Washington Post). The House bill was set to take health care coverage away from 23 million people. 80% of that is 18.4 million people. Once the bill is complete, the Congressional Budget Office will evaluate and score the draft. Senate Republicans then want to vote on the bill before the July 4th recess. 

The whole point of withholding the bill from public view until just before a vote is in the hopes of "minimizing the ability of opposition to mobilize." (Politico)

ACTIONS

We need 3 Republicans to vote against Trumpcare. The links below will open up lists of your friends on Facebook who live in states with the most crucial Republican senators. Can you click through and tell your friends to call their Republican senators at 844-432-0883?

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR FRIENDS

"Hi! I'm writing because you have a Republican Senator who could cast the deciding vote on the GOP health care plan. The GOP is forcing a secretive vote in just a few weeks in the Senate on a bill that would take away coverage from 23 million people, gut Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, and undermine coverage for people with preexisting conditions. Can you call your senators at 844-432-0883 and ask them not to vote for the health care repeal bill?"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell | Photo from Politico.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell | Photo from Politico.

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