Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ACTION: Call to Vote Against the AHCA

From Indivisible Oregon :

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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DEAR HOUSE: VOTE AGAINST THE AHCA THIS THURSDAY!
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#ProtectOurCare

This Thursday, the full House will vote on the GOP “repeal and replace” AHCA plan.  Congress has been feeling the pressure from constituents for months – now is the time to really turn up the heat.  Let’s be outspoken in our opposition, so Congress knows exactly where its constituents stand.

Over the next two days, please consider one or more actions below to make your voice heard.

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*ACTIONS*

ACTION 1: CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE TODAY.  The staffers keep tallies of calls.  Let them make no mistake about their constituents’ desires as they cast their vote on Thursday.

ACTION 2: VISIT YOUR HOUSE REP’S OFFICE IN PERSON BEFORE THE VOTE.  You don’t need an appointment.  Stay for just a few minutes. Bring a couple friends or co-workers.  Tell the staff that you came because you’re deeply concerned about the AHCA and wanted to make sure you were heard.  And TAKE A PHOTO and share it with us so we can post it!

ACTION 3: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY
...and ask them to do the same. Especially if they’re in red Congressional districts!

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR PHONE CALLS AND IN-PERSON VISIT:

(IMPORTANT: If you are not in Walden’s district, thank your Rep for opposing the AHCA. If you are in Walden’s district, tell a personal story about how the AHCA will hurt YOU or your friends and family members)

“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am calling to URGE Representative [--] to vote on Thursday AGAINST the disastrous GOP plan to repeal and replace the ACA. Please ask (her/him) do everything they can to keep this bill from passing from the House to the Senate.”

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ADDITIONAL TALKING POINTS

--The ACHA will deprive over 20 million Americans of health coverage and make it MUCH more expensive for many more.  Those hit most heavily include the low income, middle class, elderly, disabled, and ill; as well as rural folks.

--The AHCA will NOT increase “access” or “choice.” Having ACCESS to a CHOICE you can’t afford is not a real choice at all!

--The AHCA contains $592 billion in tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations.
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CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855
OR: (503) 469-6010
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220, Beaverton, OR 97005

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730
Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408
LaGrande (541) 624-2400
Multiple offices here: https://walden.house.gov/

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811
OR: (503) 231-2300
911 N.E. 11th Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416
Eugene: (541) 465-6732
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523
Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
Multiple offices here: http://defazio.house.gov/

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711
Salem (503) 588-9100
Oregon City (503) 557-1324
Multiple offices here: https://schrader.house.gov/
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/house-obamacare-repeal-thursday/

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