Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ACTION: HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE FOR IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AND ASSAULTS ON HEALTHCARE


HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE FOR IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AND ASSAULTS ON HEALTHCARE

ACTION ONE: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Trump commits impeachable offenses and he works to take away our healthcare.  Specifically, I think that Trump should not have ordered the Justice Department to argue that the ACA is unconstitutional. I am afraid that if the court agrees, I [or family members/friends] will lose health care. I want Senator [Name] to do what he can to: 1) hold Trump accountable for known impeachable offenses, 2) shine the light on possibly illegal behavior, and 3) protect my healthcare. Thank you.”

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR HOUSE REPS

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
for Blumenauer, Bonamaci, DeFazio, Schrader
I want my Representative to do three things – hold Trump accountable for known impeachable offenses, investigate possibly illegal behavior, and protect my healthcare.Specifically, I think that Trump should not have ordered the Justice Department to argue that the ACA is unconstitutional.  I am afraid that if the court agrees, I [or family members/friends] will lose health care. I especially want to thank my Representative for voting to intervene in this lawsuit on behalf of the ACA. Thank you.”
for Walden:
I want my Representative to do three things – hold Trump accountable for known impeachable offenses, investigate possibly illegal behavior, and protect my healthcare.Specifically, I think that Trump should not have ordered the Justice Department to argue that the ACA is unconstitutional. I am afraid that if the court agrees, I [or family members/friends] will lose health care. I need health care to improve, not disappear. Thank you.”

BACKGROUND:

Trump ignores the law of the land and the will of the people. On the one hand Trump commits impeachable offenses; and on the other hand he and his GOP work to take away our healthcare.
Trump recently told NRA convention-goers, “We got the individual mandate, the absolute worst part of Obamacare, eliminated. Now we’re going for the rest.”
He most recently attacked the ACA on two fronts: seeking a new health care bill from the Republican-held Senate (not successful); and litigating against the ACA in court.
The Justice Department has become an advocate for declaring the entire ACA unconstitutional. Under orders from the White House, it joined a lawsuit that will likely reach the Supreme Court. The decision is disturbing and possibly illegal. The Justice Department is supposed to defend the law of the land, not seek to overturn it.
The House of Representatives is now in the position of mounting the legal defense of the ACA. It is also calling the White House to account.
We need to support Congress and to keep them focused. Tell your MoCs that Congress must hold Trump accountable for impeachable offenses, investigate possibly illegal behavior, AND protect our healthcare.

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