July 6, 2017 The Call – #ProtectOurCare #KilltheBill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continues to try to get 50 votes for Trumpcare and sent two versions to the CBO for scoring during the recess. McConnell has $200 billion to work with to cut deals and still have the bill eligible to be passed by a simple majority. Even if the Republicans cannot agree on a deal, there is an effort to repeal Obamacare now on a delayed basis to be replaced with an undetermined plan in the future. Any version of the Senate bill McConnell crafts will remain a tax cut for the wealthy at the expense of poor and middle income Americans, with the pain likely hidden until after the midterm elections. Democrat leadership is imploring people to continue calling and showing up. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reminds us that democracy only works when people stand up and demand action. Democrats should be urged to use every tactic to defeat the BCRA, including a vote-a-rama. Republicans need to be told that a plan that benefits the wealthy and leaves sick and vulnerable Americans without insurance is unacceptable. A high volume of calls is needed to kill the AHCA and get on with the business of fixing Obamacare. Your Action Call both your senators and tell Democratic senators to stop Senate business/use the Vote-A-Rama to stop approval of the BCRA. Tell Republican senators that a bill that gives tax cuts to the wealthy and leaves sick and vulnerable Americans without insurance is wrong for the country. Talking Points
This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
[IMPORTANT] Describe how the BCRA would personally impact you, your friends or family.
[Democrat senators] Trumpcare/BCRA gives the rich a tax break and is a potential death sentence for the poor and disabled. Stall Senate business to prevent its passage. Use the Vote-A-Rama to stop the bill if necessary.
[Republican senators] The draft BCRA is a tax cut for the rich that fails to protect the American people including the poor, the disabled and people with pre-existing conditions. It is wrong for the American people.
[Republican senators] Repealing the ACA without a replacement is unacceptable and a recipe for disaster for American health care.