Fight Against the Repeal of the ACA
We'll keep it short. The GOP has made it's first major steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act. We need to act now, and the public outcry must be loud and clear!
If you or anyone you know relies on the ACA, this will be obvious. But even if you don't, a repeal will affect your health insurancetoo.
No complacency - this affects everyone!
1. CALL your congressperson now. Dial 202-224-3121, press 2 for your elected representative, and then enter your zip code.
2. CALL these 5 Republican Senators who have broken away from the GOP to demand a slowdown of the repeal. Tell them that while you appreciate their efforts to slow the repeal, that they need to stop it in full, or replace it with something that better serves the majority of American people, not corporations. Share your own story about the ACA.
Senator Bob Corker (TN)
Senator Lisa Murkowski (AL)
Senator Rob Portman (OH)
Senator Susan Collins (ME)
Senator Bill Cassidy (LA)
BONUS - Ask friends from these states to call - constituents carry the most weight!
3. POST on social media and tell your health care story with #SaveACA #coveragematters or share with McConnell - he asked!
4. ATTEND a rally. Bernie Sanders has declared Sunday 1/15 a day of national protest to save health care. RSVP and details.
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)
Hello, I am calling because I oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. It provides much needed health insurance to 22.5 million Americans, not to mention many critical protections for those who receive insurance through an employer. I am incredibly disappointed by Wednesday night's Senate vote, and the ruthless manner in which Republicans seek to rob Americans of their healthcare. I advise Representative_ to vote to continue the ACA. If I see that Representative__ votes for the repeal, they will not have my vote in their upcoming election.
(Please share your own ACA story - this is the most powerful way to convey the message to your congressperson).