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Act Indivisible: This Week’s To-Do List

  1. Use our new Stop TrumpCare June toolkit to plan your coordinated visits and sit-ins at your Senator’s office.
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  2. Use our new state-by-state map of the impact of TrumpCare to inform your calls, letters to the editor, and conversations with your Senators on how this disastrous bill will impact you and your neighbors—and find the right staffers in their offices to direct your calls and emails (we’ve done the work for you).
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  3. Turn up the heat on your Senators daily using the right resources:
    1. For Democrats: Use our script to demand that they slow down Senate business by withholding consent on all regular Senate business, and prepare to filibuster by amendment until and unless there are public hearings on TrumpCare. After your visits and calls, use these great social media shareables from Indivisible Data to hold your Democrats accountable and demand they #WithholdConsent.
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    2. For Republicans: After you’ve planned your visits (see #1), make sure they hear from you that oppose TrumpCare, on both substance and process. Use this script to call them and demand that they protect our care.
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    3. For constituents in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: Visit TrumpCareTen.org and use the daily call scripts and information to email Chiefs of Staff and Health Staff.
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Let’s not waste any time: your work this week is what will win the TrumpCare fight. Senate Republicans are planning to vote on their still-secret bill in the next two weeks. We still don’t have text. Or a CBO score. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is too busy twisting arms and cutting deals with your Senators to meet with patient groups like the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. But none of that will matter in the end: if they get the votes, they’ll pass it in the dead of night, without any public input, and without knowing its full impact on your family. McConnell will schedule this bill for a vote as soon as he secures enough support. So If you wait until a vote is scheduled to act, you’ve waited too long.

Whether you have a Democratic or Republican Senator, it’s time to step up our constituent power game and win this thing.

In solidarity,

Ezra Levin
Co-Executive Director
Indivisible Project

 

 

 Immigration Town Hall hosted by Congressman Cleaver

  • Sat at 2 PM-4PM Feb 4th
  • Emanual Cleaver Career and Technical Center
  • 1215 Truman Rd, Kansas City Mo 64916

 Summary of meeting:

You know where I stand 

I attended an Immigration Town Hall meeting held by House Representative Emanual Cleaver at his Career And Technical Center in KCMO today, (Sat Feb 4th). I arrived 10 minutes before the 2 AM start and found

that the auditorium was filled with people standing along the walls and another room with TV available for the overflow crowd. My estimate of the number of seats was over 1000. The crowd consisted of all age groups with a fair representation of blacks.

Emanual Cleaver began by telling a story which I will try to keep as accurate as possible. He told of his grandfather (?) telling him a story daily of when the Confederates came into the part of Texas where they lived. He said all the slave ran and hid except for one Black Lady. She stood in the middle of the street holding a broom.

When the solders came to her, the commander asked if she thought she would be able to stop them. She walked up to him and slapped him with her broom, then replied, “No, but you know where I stand”.

Later on he explained that there has been an immigration bill available all of last year and even now. He said it would pass if it were brought to the floor. But Speaker of the House will not bring it before the floor because he knows it will pass.

I say is is time for us to let Ryan know where we stand!



 

 

 

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