Monday, July 24, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP THE MOTION TO PROCEED ON TRUMPCARE

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, July 24, 2017
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STOP THE MOTION TO PROCEED ON TRUMPCARE
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#KillTheBill
#NoRepeal
#FixtheACA
Another week – another crucial vote on Trumpcare. Buckle up folks. We have work to do. 
Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on Trumpcare tomorrow. No one knows on what version or if there are enough votes to pass it. 
The GOP is pulling out all the stops to get to yes on Trumpcare. Trump campaigned with Senator Capito in West Virginia. Koch organizations and conservative operatives are working the phones/social media and calls/posts are tipping towards repeal.
What can we do? We must stop the motion to proceed (MTP).
To get Trumpcare to a floor vote, McConnell needs an MTP to pass. If we stop the MTP we can take a breath. And then get ready for the next round. 
If the MTP passes, the Senate enters debate on Trumpcare. This is when the Dems can “filibuster by amendment”. Each amendment gets 1 minute of debate and 10 minutes to vote. The more amendments we have the more time we have to convince Senators to vote NO in the final vote.
The GOP is counting on us to get tired and lose focus. 
We must stay strong. We must keep calling. We must stop the motion to proceed.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS (if you can’t call during business hours, leave a voice mail! It all makes a difference!)**
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. We must stop Trumpcare. It will be devastating for our country. I know you are doing all you can to stop this bill. Please find a way to stop the motion to proceed. Thank you.
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**ACTION 2: HOPE FOR THE BEST PREPARE FOR THE WORST: FILLIBUSTER BY AMENDMENT**
We will do all we can to stop the motion to proceed. But we must be ready if it passes. We need everyone to create as many amendments as they can at https://www.ouramendments.org/. If you can, print them out and bring them to Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Merkely’s office tomorrow at noon.
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**ACTION 3: Contact EVERYONE YOU KNOW. Esp those in AK, WV, ME, NV, AZ, CO, OH, PA, LA, AR, WI
Call, post and tweet all your friends and ask them to tell their Senators to vote NO on the motion to proceed.
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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 
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

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