Senate Vote TODAY on Healthcare (Though They Don't Know On What Bill...)

July 25, 2017

Mitch McConnell is demanding a vote today (Tuesday) on whether to begin debate on an as yet unknown healthcare bill - possibly the crappy House version, possibly the crappy Senate version - the whole thing is kinda crazy. Here's more from the Washington Post if you feel like reading.

If you live in a state with one or more Republican Senators, get on the horn ASAP and urge them to vote "NO!" on this measure/bill/thingy/whatever it ends up being.

1. Find your Republican Senator's phone number here - keep in mind you will likely have to call more than one office to get through.

2. When you get through, say, "Hi, my name is ____ and I'm a constituent calling from _____to urge the Senator to vote NO on whatever healthcare bill is brought up today. I don't care if this is a procedural vote, I will consider any YES vote by the Senator a vote to take away healthcare from 24 million Americans (if you get your coverage through an Obamacare plan, mention that now). Thank you for taking the time to take my call."

If you live in a state with Democratic Senators, your job this morning is to get in touch with your friends who have Republican Senators and get them to call 'em. Especially if your friends live in Alaska, West Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, Maine, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Arizona (Senator McCain has announced that he will return to DC today despite his brain cancer diagnosis) - all of which have Republican Senators who have "reservations" about the healthcare bill(s).

Email your friends (feel free to forward this message to them), text them, send them a message on Facebook, call them - whatever you think will work best. Make sure to include the phone number look up and the script to make it easier for them to call.

Senate Vote Pulled - Let's Kill This Bill NOW

June 28, 2017

Good news! Thanks to massive opposition from people like YOU, Mitch McConnell (Cecil the Turtle) had to delay his planned vote on the healthcare wealthcare bill.

Now is a perfect time to call your Senators (especially if they are Republicans but go right ahead and call those Dems, too to say thank you for standing up for your health) to remind them that you will not compromise on certain key things in any healthcare bill.

Script is below and our friends at the National Young Farmers Coalition have put together this lovely list of all the Senators' legislative aides that work on healthcare so you can call and email them directly rather than trying to get through on the main number for a nice change of pace!

1. Find your Senators' healthcare aide info in this super helpful sheet from the National Young Farmers Coalition.

2. When you get through, you can say:

"Hi, my name is ___ and I'm calling from ___. I'm calling today to urge the Senator to protect my health and the lives of 24 million other Americans by rejecting any version of the healthcare bill that makes it harder for Americans like me to get coverage or that makes it more expensive for people who are sick, who are elderly or who are female to get coverage. I am also adamantly opposed to any healthcare bill that defunds Planned Parenthood."

If you have a healthcare or Affordable Care Act/Obamacare story of your own, you can also share it with them. Then thank them for taking your call. Always be polite.

3. Repeat with the other legislative aides for your other Senators.

4. Once you're done with those calls, take a moment to email them all directly, too.

5. Share this post with at least five friends who share your politics - ideally, focusing on those who live in states with at least one Republican Senator.

Call, Tweet, Facebook & Email Your Senators To Stop Healthcare Bill

June 26, 2017

Me again. The Senate finally released their secretly crafted version of the healthcare bill and it's really bad! Even the majority of the nation's healthcare industry opposes it...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (he's the one Jon Stewart always likened to Cecil the Turtle) is pushing for a vote this week but there are rumblings that there may not be enough support for this version of the bill.


If you have a Republican Senator (or Senators), please call every day to urge him/her to vote "No" until they either vote or decide to cancel the vote. If you're fortunate enough to have Democratic Senators, please thank them for their leadership and forward this post/email to anyone you know in a state with Republican Senators.

1. Find your Senators' phone numbers hereMake sure to call them both. If you need to try their district offices to get through, please do so. 

2. When you get through, here's what you can say: "Hi, my name is ___ and I'm calling from ___. I'm calling today to urge the Senator to protect my health and the lives of 24 million other Americans by voting NO on the AHCA." If you have a healthcare/ACA story of your own, share it with them. Then thank them for taking your call. Always be polite.

3. If you're on Twitter, tweet at your Senators using the hashtaghs #saveACA and #healthcarenotwealthcare

4. Ditto Facebook - post to your Senators pages and urge them to reject this attack on American's health.

5. Share with anyone who shares your politics!

Do You Live in One of These States (Or Know Someone Who Does)?

June 16, 2017

We need to convince at least three Republican Senators to stop the bad healthcare bill from passing in the Senate and protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Apparently, they will cast their votes sometime in the next three weeks despite not holding hearings on the bill or releasing it to the public - it's all very hush-hush.

If you live in one of the states below, it is essential that you call both your Senators today and, ideally, every day until they vote on Trumpcare which could be anytime before 6/27.
  • Alaska (Senator Murkowski)
  • Arizona (Senators Flake and McCain)
  • Arkansas ( Senator Cotton)
  • Colorado (Senator Gardner)
  • Maine (Senator Collins)
  • Nevada (Senator Heller)
  • Ohio (Senator Portman)
  • West Virginia (Senator Capito)
If you don't live in one of those states but have friends or family who do and support the ACA, please forward this email to them now and ask them to call.

1.  Call 844-432-0883 (MoveOn's number) and follow the prompts.  

2. Once you get through, here's what you can say - feel free to improvise: "Hi, my name is _______ and I'm calling from ______. I'm calling today to urge the Senator to protect my health and the health of other people in our state by voting NO on the American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare)." Feel free to add your own experience with the ACA if you have anything to share. Always be polite and don't forget to thank the person who takes down your information. Here are some more talking points you can mention if you like.

The AHCA would likely:
  • Take away coverage from 23 million people
  • Gut Medicaid
  • Defund Planned Parenthood
  • Undermine coverage for people with preexisting conditions
3. Post on your Senators' Facebook pages and Tweet at them about the healthcare bill urging them to reject it and protect the ACA.

4. Forward this email to anyone you know in these states.