Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO GET CONGRESS BACK TO WORK



From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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WE SAVED THE ACA – NOW CONGRESS MUST GET BACK TO WORK
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#WeKilledTheBill
#ExtendCHIP
#PuertoRicoRelief
It worked!! All your phone calls, office visits and phonebanking paid off: Graham-Cassidy, the latest ACA repeal, is dead! http://nbcnews.to/2fy0YFI
Take a deep breath. Make a plan to celebrate this weekend. If you’re in the PDX area, celebrate with other Indivisible Oregonians today at TaborSpace. You earned it!
In the meantime: we’ve got some important business before the end of the week. “Repeal and Replace,” has diverted Congress from dealing with pending emergency legislation.
• reauthorization of CHIP which provides funding for children’s health care http://bit.ly/2k0TfkT
• Senate’s reauthorization of funding for home visits for mothers and infants (MIECHV) and for the Special Diabetes Program for Native Americans http://bit.ly/2xEe4Y2
• provision of much needed emergency aid to Puerto Rico which was decimated by Hurricane Maria http://bit.ly/2k0TfkT
All of this must be done this week. CHIP, MIECHV and the Special Diabetes Program will run out of money without reauthorization, and the people of Puerto Rico are suffering through a humanitarian crisis that must be immediately addressed. 
The energy we used to save the ACA must now go to empowering our MoCs to act. Our most vulnerable citizens are relying on our government to provide for their needs, and we cannot disappoint them.
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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(or leave a voice mail after hours)
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am so relieved that “Repeal and Replace” is dead, at least for now. Thank you so much for all that you have done. Now it is time for the Senate to get back to work and quickly reauthorize CHIP, provide sufficient funding for mother/infant home visits and for Native American diabetics, and legislate emergency funding for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Thank you.“
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am so relieved that, at least for now, “Repeal and Replace” is dead. Now it is time for Congress to get back to work and quickly reauthorize CHIP, provide sufficient funding for Native American diabetics, and legislate emergency funding for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Thank you. “
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**ACTION 3: CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS!!!**
Graham-Cassidy is dead because of YOU. This bill could have passed quietly if no one was paying attention. But not on our watch. You pressured democratic senators to be champions against the repeal; you mobilized constituents in red states to pressure their own senators.
Make a plan to celebrate this weekend!
If you’re in the Portland area, join us to celebrate! We were originally meeting to do emergency phonebanking -- now, we can celebrate instead!
11am-1pm
Tabor Space Annex, 5441 SE Belmont
http://bit.ly/2jWiWmw
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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!** 

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