Thursday, May 25, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP HARMFUL PROTECTION ROLLBACKS IN THE SENATE

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION** 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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STOP HARMFUL PROTECTION ROLLBACKS IN THE SENATE
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(Digesting the #Trumpcare CBO report today and will have an action on it tomorrow!)
While Trump has been busy obstructing justice, taking away healthcare, and writing a draconian budget, the House has passed protection rollbacks that, if approved in the Senate, will adversely affect all Americans. 
--The Regulatory Accountability Act (S.951) changes how federal agencies provide protections and gives industry a free pass. It prioritizes corporations by requiring agencies to adopt the CHEAPEST protections, while placing a gag-order on agencies discussing proposed protections. http://bit.ly/2rNrxaY
--The REINS Act (S.21) makes it harder for federal agencies to help Americans. Under S.21, major funding for any services must be approved by Congress within 70 days (which is the blink of an eye for Congress!). Agencies also must describe funding request impacts on corporations rather than citizens. http://on.nrdc.org/2hxOY6H
--The Midnight Rules Act (S.34) will allow Congress to take an up or down vote on legislation submitted by federal agencies with the last 60 days of the Obama Administration. These votes can be done en-bloc and NOT on the record. http://bit.ly/2j7an31
These bills are not in the headlines but will have real and lasting effects on our lives. They sailed through a House vote. We must stop them in the Senate.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS**
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am concerned about all the regulatory bills that are going through the Senate right now. If passed, they will make American lives worse, not better. I am asking the Senator to vote NO on S.951 (the Regulatory Accountability Act), S.21 (the REINS Act), and S.34 (the Midnight Rules Act). We need the Senator to stand up for rules that protect the American people.
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**ACTION 2: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Urge them to ask their Senators to vote NO on S.951 (the Regulatory Accountability Act), S.21 (the REINS Act), and S.34 (the Midnight Rules Act).
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**PHONE NUMBERS** 
SENATOR 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 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
La Grande: (541) 962-7691 

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 
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