Action Alert #1 – ACTION CALLS:
#1 CALL THE HOUSE: This is it: Three calls. Three offices. Three days.
This is the week: It’s do-or-die for the ACA. The Republicans in Congress are determined to repeal the ACA and pass TrumpCare this Thursday. Your job: Call all three Cook offices, every day this week. Then, get others to call, as well.
This week is one of a handful this year that will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. This THURSDAY, exactly seven years after the ACA became law, the House of Representatives will be voting to repeal it and replace it with TrumpCare—a plan that, if passed, will lead to at least 24 million Americans losing their health care. TrumpCare would un-do the gains brought to the 8th District by the ACA, which has extended Medicaid expansion coverage to 85,600 low-income residents and brought the uninsured rate down by 11.2%. Don’t let it happen! Call Rep. Cook and tell him to OPPOSE the ACA repeal and this TrumpCare replacement! Sample script here. Then get others involved—empower friends, family members, neighbors, or colleagues. Share on social media, tag a friend on Facebook, or just tell someone else why you get involved.
#2 CALL THE SENATE: Oppose Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
On Monday, March 20, Judge Neil Gorsuch will have his first hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee as nominee to the United State Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch does not belong on the Supreme Court—and not just because Republicans stole this seat by refusing to hold a hearing (let alone a vote!) for Merrick Garland, President Obama’s supremely well qualified and moderate nominee. Judge Gorsuch is a staunch conservative out of step with the American people. Gorsuch’s extreme record on everything from women’s rights to civil rights to corporate power is simply unacceptable. Call Senators Feinstein and Harris and tell them you expect them to use every tool—including a possible filibuster—to keep Gorsuch off of the highest court. You can use this sample script. And find more resources here.