Friday, March 10, 2017

ACTION: Call to Block Passage of American Health Care Act

From Indivisible Oregon:

** CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, March 10
The House Republicans’ new “American Health Care Act” includes a direct attack on Planned Parenthood. Their plan would freeze funds to Medicaid, a major source of funding for Planned Parenthood, denying millions of Americans access to critical health care coverage. Women and men in underserved areas and low income earners would bear the brunt of this disastrous
policy.
Contrary to Republican rhetoric about Planned Parenthood…
- Planned Parenthood enjoys strong public support, according to sixteen nationwide polls.
- Abortions account for only 3% of services nationwide — and they are NOT funded by federal dollars.
- PP delivers vital healthcare to Americans: cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, family planning, prenatal care and HIV testing
Some of our MoC’s have made statements supporting Planned Parenthood:
Senator Merkley: http://bit.ly/2m5ugIE
Senator Wyden: http://bit.ly/2n5boP5
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: http://bit.ly/2lJ15QA
Rep. Earl Blumenauer: http://bit.ly/2hZAa18
Today we must fight back against this attack.
**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
Sample Script
“My name is [—] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I would like to thank Senator [name] for his unwavering support of Planned Parenthood and ask that he continue to block the passage of the American Health Care Act which defunds this vital program.”
**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR U.S REPRESENTATIVE**
Find your rep here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Sample Scripts for Bonamici, Blumenauer, DeFazio and Schrader:
“My name is [—] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I would like to thank Congresswoman/man [name] for her/his unwavering support of Planned Parenthood and ask that she/he continue to block the passage of the American Health Care Act which defunds this vital program.”
Sample Script for Walden:
“My name is [—] and I am a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am calling to express my concern over the defunding of Planned Parenthood through the American Health Care Act. Sixteen sepa-rate nationwide polls show strong public favor towards the high-quality, lifesaving medical care Planned Parenthood provides. Will Congressman Walden protect his constituents health and well being?”
**PHONE NUMBERS** 
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102 
Eugene: (541) 465-6750 
Medford: (541) 608-9102 
Bend: (541) 318-1298 
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555 
Eugene: (541) 431-0229 
Medford: (541) 858-5122 
Bend: (541) 330-9142
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI
Beaverton: (503) 469-6010
DC:(202) 225-0855
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER
Portland: (503) 231-2300
DC: (202) 225-4811
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO 
Eugene: (541) 465-6732
Coos Bay: (541) 269-2609
Roseburg: (541)440-3523
DC: (202) 225-6416 
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER 
Salem: (503) 588-9100
Oregon City: (503) 557-1324
DC: (202) 225-5711
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend: (541) 389-4408
La Grande: (541) 624-2400
DC: (202)225-6730 
** ACTION 3: CALL FRIENDS & FAMILY IN STATES WHERE REPUBLICAN SENATORS OPPOSE THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT AND/OR PLANNED PARENTHOOD. 
Tell them to urge their senators to VOTE AGAINST THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT
Alaska — Senator Lisa Murkowski
Colorado — Senator Cory Gardner
Maine — Senator Susan Collins
Ohio — Senator Rob Portman
West Virginia — Senator Shelley Moore Capito
*Sources*

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