Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ACTION: KEEP CALLING KILL THE BILL

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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ACA REPEAL STILL A THREAT – KEEP CALLING
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#SaveACA
#ProtectOurCare
#KillTheBill
#NoScoreNoVote

Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee held a sham hearing on the ACA repeal bill. As the ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, Senator Wyden did us proud by eviscerating it based on the facts and asking important questions its sponsors couldn’t answer.

They could not justify legislation that, according to a newly released partial CBO report, will
• cost millions their healthcare
• substantially reduce federal funding for Medicaid
• cut individual market subsidies
• http://cbsn.ws/2wgEKec

Since the bill’s sponsors could not explain its merits, they’ve chosen instead to try garnering support by buying off wavering Senators.  As Senator Wyden put it, “[this bill is] a pork parade where you just give out huge, big slabs of pork in order to try and win a vote” http://bit.ly/2fv7QUf

These tactics, however, are not working. Senators are going on record as “no” votes http://cnn.it/2xs5wV5.

Nevertheless, we cannot become complacent because the bill is still scheduled for a vote. And Ted Cruz thinks the Senate can get to a “yes” http://bit.ly/2hvbDBl.

We must keep calling until the window to repeal the ACA with 50 votes ends – midnight September 30th.  Grab your phone and start calling.  Millions of lives depend on 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 ACA repeal bill—the Graham-Cassidy-Heller Amendment. [for Wyden: thank you for standing up for us during the bill’s hearing yesterday.  I am proud to call you my Senator.]  I’m asking the Senator to continue to do everything he can to stop it from passing – including resisting by procedure, slowing down Senate business, and running out the clock on the time to pass this bill. Thank you. “

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

Indivisible Oregon has held 3 effective and fun calling parties these last two weeks. The last one  is scheduled for tomorrow. Using Indivisible Guide’s Calling Tool, we are calling constituents in swing states to ask them to call their senators.  The call list is people 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 tomorrow
11AM to 1PM
Tabor Space Annex
5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215
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

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2017/09/25/cbo-graham-cassidy-trumpcare-bill-reduce-coverage-for-millions/#63e5933f7966

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