Monday, September 25, 2017

ACTION: KEEP CALLING THE ACA REPEAL BILL GOT WORSE

From Indivisible Oregon..

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday September 25, 2017
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ACA REPEAL BILL GOT WORSE OVERNIGHT – KEEP CALLING
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#ProtectOurCare
#KillTheBill
#NoScoreNoVote
Last night the GOP made changes to the ACA repeal bill to get Senators on board. The changes make an already craven, cruel bill far worse. 
The latest ACA repeal, dubbed “Grassidy 2.0”:
• Increases money to Arizona, Kentucky and Alaska in a blatant attempt to buy off Senators McCain, Paul, and Murkowski who were (possibly) voting “no” 
• Worsens protections for preexisting conditions and makes it easier to waive out of pocket caps to please hardline conservatives Cruz, Lee, and Paul
http://politi.co/2xqcDNGhttp://bit.ly/2xz08OY,  http://bit.ly/2frEjdT
These changes are on top of devastating Medicaid, destabilizing the individual market, and robbing healthcare from 32 million Americans. http://n.pr/2fpkUdIhttp://bit.ly/2hhZpIE
Not to mention that Oregonians will lose more funding per capita than any other state. http://nyti.ms/2hflew7
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers summed it up: “I don't understand how those supporting Cassidy Graham live with themselves. People will die and they will be responsible.” http://cnb.cx/2wKIFEl
The GOP will stop at nothing to repeal the ACA. We must match their determination. 
Constituents have the power to stop this bill. Grab your phone and call. 
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH 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. The changes the GOP made last night make the bill even more dangerous. I’m glad you’re voting “no,” but we need you to do more. Please slow down senate business to a crawl, using every procedural tool available. We must stop this bill from coming to a vote before the end of the week. Thank you.
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**ACTION 2: JOIN AN EMERGENCY PHONE BANK IN PDX TO KILL THE BILL**
Indivisible Oregon held two very successful and fun calling parties last week (700 calls made!). Two more are scheduled this week. Using Indivisible Guide’s Calling Tool from the last healthcare fight, we are calling constituents in swing states who likely attended the Women’s March and fight for progressive causes. Please join Indivisible Oregon in person with your laptop or tablet, cell phone and charger. 
If you’re not in the Portland area or simply can’t attend, you can call from home using https://www.trumpcareten.org/calls-to-kill-trumpcare. If you call during the IO phonebank events, you can join the virtual calling party on Facebook (@IndivisibleOregon) and Twitter (@Indivisible_OR).
Join us TODAY:
11am to 1pm
Hollywood Library, 4040 NE Tillamook
Portland, OR 97212
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!** 

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