Monday, October 9, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP TRUMP’S SABOTAGE OF THE ACA

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, October 9, 2017
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STOP TRUMP’S SABOTAGE OF THE ACA
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#StopTheSabotage
#ProtectOurCare
#ACASignups

The GOP’s efforts to destroy the ACA have not stopped. In addition to using the budget process and “tax reform” to cut funding and ultimately repeal the ACA, Trump is cynically undermining it from within.

Trump has:
• deliberately sabotaged ACA enrollment
• denied waivers to allow market flexibility programs lowering premiums, even in conservative Oklahoma and Iowa
• issued regulations that allow employers to deny free birth control coverage
• signed orders weakening the individual mandate and lowering the standards for individual plans
• used ACA funding intended to promote the law instead to undermine it
• refused to commit to payments required to keep premiums from skyrocketing

HHS Secretary Price spent $1 million on travel before he resigned in disgrace, but HHS has slashed funding for enrollment. “It’s clearly sabotage,” said Roy Mitchell of Mississippi Health Advocacy Program. "There's money for HHS to fly around on private jets, but there's not money and resources to do outreach..."
The Constitution directs the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Congress must ensure that he does so by insisting on hearings about Trump’s sabotage of the ACA and by requiring any nominee for HHS secretary to commit to upholding the law.

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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Representatiaves
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned that Trump is deliberately sabotaging the ACA, which is the law of the land. Congress must do everything in its power to ensure that the president cannot continue to do this. Will you commit to demanding hearings on Trump’s failure to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” as the Constitution requires (Article II, Section 3, U.S. Constitution)? Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned that Trump is deliberately sabotaging the ACA, which is the law of the land. Congress must do everything in its power to ensure that the president cannot continue to do this. Will you commit to demanding hearings on Trump’s failure to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” as the Constitution requires (Article II, Section 3, U.S. Constitution)? Will you require that any nominee for HHS Secretary pledge to uphold and not undermine the ACA? Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: **

HELP PROMOTE ACA ENROLLMENT
Join the crowd-sourced campaign to advertise ACA enrollment: http://bit.ly/2yTroGP
Help support ACA enrollment here: www.getamericacovered.org

**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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