Saturday, July 15, 2017

Please ACT to Protect Medicaid and the ACA

Have you called your Senators yet to urge them to vote NO on the Senate health care bill?  If not, please call now!  202-224-3121

Please find at least one more person to make a call as well – your spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, adult child, child’s teacher, neighbor…

 It’s fine to call on the weekend.  Leave a brief message: 

“My name is ___ and I am a constituent living in (state), and I urge you to oppose the Senate health care bill.”

You can stop there or explain why this is important to you:

“I have child [grandchild, neighbor, student…] with special health care needs [name diagnosis if you wish], and this bill will harm my child and family by
[as applicable] --
·        cutting Medicaid and/or
·        removing protections for families with high medical expenses.
Please don’t hurt my child and family.”

TO HAVE A GREATER IMPACT…

All contact info (including social media) for your Senator(s) can be found atwww.contactingCongress.org 

Call the DC office and at least one local office.  If you leave a message, be sure to provide your name and address so they know you are a constituent.

What to do in addition to calling:
·         BEST: IN-PERSON MEETINGS (in DC or in home state)
·         VIDEOS -- 90 seconds, not edited
o    Make on your phone and Tweet to Senator
o    Post on FACEBOOK
o    Email video
·         STORY – 3 paragraphs with pictures of child/family (or other person affected).  You can email your story or send a free fax to both your Senators athttps://faxzero.com/fax_senate.phpSend photos of your children.

If you are from a state without a key Senator (see below), please try to think of someone you know in in one of those states and ask them to call.

KEY SENATORS/STATES:
·        Heller (NV) 202-224-6244
·        Capito (WV) 202-224-6472 
·        Cassidy (LA) 202-224-5824
·        Murkowski (AK) 202-224-6665
·        Portman (OH) 202-224-3353

OTHER UNDECIDED SENATORS:

Hoeven (ND) 202-224-2551
Moran (KS) 202-224-6521Gardner (CO) 202-224-5941
Flake (AZ) 202-224-4521 /McCain (AZ) 202-224-2235
Young (IN) 202-224-5623
Corker (TN) 202-224-3344
Cotton (AR) 202-224-2353 /Boozman (AR) 202-224-4843
Grassley (IA) 202-224-3744 /Ernst (IA) 202-224-3254
Rounds (SD) 202-224-5842
Graham (SC) 202-224-5972

Sen. Collins (ME) has said she will oppose the bill. Maine constituents should call to thank her in order to reinforce her position. 202-224-2523



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