Monday, July 31, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO SAVE THE ACA

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday July 31, 2017
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STOP ACA SABOTAGE and FIX THE ACA
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#StopTheSabotage
#FixtheACA
#ProtectOurCare

Friday was a crucial victory when we stopped the “skinny repeal” of the ACA http://wapo.st/2tV6NTv. Thanks to our Senators for leading the resistance to TrumpCare. Kudos to Senators Collins, Murkowski and McCain for listening to constituents!

In the face of defeat, Trump made threats to Congress if they don’t repeal the ACA:
-- ending required subsidies to insurance companies
-- stopping employer contribution for Congress and their staffs’ medical coverage
--http://trib.in/2hekpDz.

Threat #1 will crash the exchanges. Insurers will drop out making health care more expensive & less accessible http://bit.ly/2uMz6AN.  Threat #2 is just vindictive.

We need to fix the ACA. Efforts are underway:
--Our senators continue to call for a bipartisan effort to reform health care. McConnell has conceded this is the political reality http://cnn.it/2uUuyHw.
--A bipartisan House group is exploring ways to stabilize the ACA http://politi.co/2heZd0e.
--Rep. Schrader, with nine democrats, released Solutions Over Politics Plan to repair the ACA http://bit.ly/2v4Gszt.

We must remain vigilant and work to ensure that the ACA is not sabotaged. We must push for a bipartisan fix to the ACA. Then we can talk about public option/single payer.  We have the momentum, let’s use it to #ProtectOurCare!

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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail!)**

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Thank you for your persistent efforts to save the ACA. Please work on a bipartisan way to fix the ACA. And please thank Senators Collins, Murkowski and McCain on behalf of Oregonians.”

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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR REPS (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail!)**

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SCHRADER
 “My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Thank you for your persistent efforts to save the ACA and in particular for co-sponsoring the Solutions Over Politics Plan. Please do all you can to bring this plan to the floor for a vote and work to fix the ACA.

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR BONAMICI, BLUMENAUER and DEFAZIO
"“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Thank you for your persistent efforts to save the ACA. Please work on a bipartisan way to fix the ACA and sign onto Rep Schrader’s Solutions Over Politics Plan.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am terribly disappointed in Rep Walden’s role as the architect of TrumpCare. I ask that Rep Walden reach across the aisle to fix the ACA.”

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** ACTION 3: WATCH THE INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL VIDEO ABOUT OUR WIN OVER TRUMPCARE
http://bit.ly/2uLqID7

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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) 960-7691

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

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


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-trump-idUSKBN1AE0QQ

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