Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ACTION: FIGHT WITH YOUR PHONE - STOP THE LATEST ACA REPEAL

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday September 20, 2017
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FIGHT WITH YOUR PHONE - STOP THE LATEST ACA REPEAL
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#ProtectOurCare
#KillTheBill
#NoScoreNoVote
The latest ACA/Obamacare repeal bill, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment, is gaining steam and is only a few votes away from passing. 
We must stop this bill. If we fail, families will be devastated and lives will be lost. Fortunately, there's a lot we can do here in Oregon, as a blue state. 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. 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
• takes care away from millions, making every problem in the healthcare system worse http://bit.ly/2f9tN7z
• slashes money from states that accepted Medicaid expansion and gives it to states that didn’t. Thus, Oregon stands to lose billions of healthcare dollars http://read.bi/2jEyfAc
• ends protection for preexisting conditions and makes the individual market unaffordable http://nyti.ms/2f8NtZbhttp://bit.ly/2ymePn0
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**
(leave a message if calling 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 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
http://bit.ly/2jIBjLE
Noon to 2pm
Multnomah County Library Main Branch
801 SW 10th Ave
Room 2B
https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-trumpcare
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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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