Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP THE LATEST ACA REPEAL

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday September 21, 2017
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OREGON IS HIT THE HARDEST - STOP THE LATEST ACA REPEAL
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#SaveOurCare
#ProtectACA
#KillTheBill
#NoScoreNoVote

The latest ACA/Obamacare repeal bill, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment will cause 32 million Americans to lose healthcare (http://bit.ly/2hhZpIE). Oregon stands to lose the most (http://nyti.ms/2hflew7).

We must stop this bill. Our weapons are our phones, which we will use to:
• call our blue Senators and ask them to use every Senate procedure in the book to run to out the clock—since this bill can only pass with 50 votes through September 30th.
• call constituents in swing states (AK, AZ, ME, OH, TN, OH) and help them call their Senators using Indivisible Guide’s Calling Tool.  

We must work fast, because this bill is far worse than any of its previous iterations.  It is especially hard on women and children:
• up to 13 million women could lose maternity care
• pregnancy will be a preexisting condition; insurers can charge women $17,000 more for coverage again
• cuts to Medicaid endanger half of all live births
 http://ampr.gs/2xsFgJG, http://bit.ly/2w4BhiX

If we can’t provide care for pregnancy and for children, what does that say about our society?

Grab your phone and call.  Constituents have the power to stop this bill.  So, let’s use it.

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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 very concerned about the latest GOP ACA repeal bill—the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment.  You led the charge to stop prior repeal attempts. We are counting on you to save our healthcare again. Please withhold consent on all Senate business and do everything you can to keep this bill from coming to a vote before time has run out. Thank you.“

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**ACTION 2: JOIN AN EMERGENCY PHONE BANK IN PDX TO KILL THE BILL**

Indivisible Oregon is organizing four calling parties in the Portland area over the next two weeks.  Using Indivisible Guide’s Calling Tool from the last healthcare fight, we will call constituents in swing states who likely attended the Women’s March and fight for progressive causes.  Please join us in person with your laptop or tablet, cell phone and charger.

If you’re not in the Portland area or simply can’t attend, call from home using https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-trumpcare.  If you call during IO phonebank event, join our virtual calling party on Facebook (@IndivisibleOregon) and Twitter (@Indivisible_OR).

Join us TODAY
11AM to 1PM
McMenamin’s Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97211
http://bit.ly/2xT1tBB

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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!**

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/19/us/blue-states-lose-republican-health-plan.html

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