SolSun Call for Action for May 5th

Fri May 5, 2017

Well. WELL. Well. I'm not gonna sum up what happened yesterday cuz I'm preeeeetty sure you know. Many of you are already acting, and there have been some great posts w/ clear actions. But, just to reiterate, here's what we can do:

1) $$$GIVE MONEY$$$

[A note: I know that constantly giving money is NOT feasible for many people, nor is it in line w/ the values of folks who want to get money OUT of politics. SolSun respects the limited capacity/desire of folks when it comes to giving $—but we're still gonna highlight these efforts for those who can/do want to throw some bones to the Dems]

In the 24 hours since the bill was passed, Daily Kos, Swing Left and ActBlue have received 45,000 grassroots donations to the tune of more than $2 million. Swing Left alone has raised almost $1million. That is NOT the DNC raising money—it's grassroots, progressive orgs with clear strategies for impacting the 2018 elections.

Of the 217 Republicans who ditched their last vestiges of human decency and voted YES on this dumpster fire bill, more than two dozen sit in districts where Donald Trump won less than 50 percent of the vote. In other words, they’re already representing at-risk seats, and they just made themselves a whole lot more vulnerable.

#ACTION If you can give, GIVE.…/page/dkendorses2018dems…


#ACTION Many you already have, but feel free to do it again! This bill moves now to the Senate, where it will undergo an intensive process. We must let our Senators know loud + clear that the AHCA is garbage, and that we expect them to stand up for the health, safety, and lives of their constituents. If you wanna let them know that SINGLE-PAYER IS THE WAY, go for it!


The House is on recess May 8-12th, giving our representatives time for a town hall to discuss the ramifications of the AHCA on you and your community.

#ACTION Call your HOUSE REP to see if s/he will be holding a town hall AND to either thank her/him for voting NO—or to get pissed off at her/him for voting YES.


#ACTION [from Daily Action] Deliver a simple message to the most politically-vulnerable Representatives who voted for the yesterday's terrible health care bill: You're fired!

Tell them that you know what they did. Tell them how this bill would affect you or someone you know if it actually became the law. Tell them how irresponsible and immoral their behavior was. We aren't simply venting - we're making an example of these future ex-Congressmen in order to send a warning to the Senate (ahem: Senator Heller and Senator Flake who are both up for reelection in 2018).

When we jam their phone lines their offices shut down. Every intern and every low- or mid-level staffer gets recruited for phone duty which means nothing else in that office gets done and the word travels across Capitol Hill very quickly. Especially on a day like today.

When you dial (844) 241-1141, you'll be randomly connected to one of the members of the Hall of Shame below. Feel free to make multiple calls and SHARE BROADLY.

Don Young (Alaska)
Martha Roby (Alabama)
Martha McSally (Arizona)
Rick Crawford (Arkansas)
Ken Calvert (California)
Paul Cook (California)
Jeff Denham (California)
Darrell Issa (California)
Steven Knight (California)
Doug LaMalfa (California)
Dana Rohrabacher (California)
Ed Royce (California)
David Valadao (California)
Mimi Walters (California)
Scott Tipton (Colorado)
Doug Lamborn (Colorado)
Ron DeSantis (Florida)
Bill Posey (Florida)
Mario Diaz-Balart (Florida)
Dennis Ross (Florida)
Brian Mast (Florida)
Carlos Curbelo (Florida)
Austin Scott (Georgia)
Raúl Labrador (Idaho)
Mike Simpson (Idaho)
Randy Hultgren (Illinois)
Adam Kinzinger (Illinois)
Peter Roskam (Illinois)
Mike Bost (Illinois)
Trey Hollingsworth (Indiana)
Rod Blum (Iowa)
David Young (Iowa)
Kevin Yoder (Kansas)
Hal Rogers (Kentucky)
Mike Johnson (Louisiana)
Garret Graves (Louisiana)
Bruce Poliquin (Maine)
Justin Amash (Michigan)
David Trott (Michigan)
Tim Walberg (Michigan)
Tom Emmer (Minnesota)
Jason Lewis (Minnesota)
Erik Paulsen (Minnesota)
Trent Kelly (Mississippi)
Don Bacon (Nebraska)
Jeff Fortenberry (Nebraska)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (New Jersey)
Steve Pearce (New Mexico)
John Faso (New York)
Elise Stefanik (New York)
Claudia Tenney (New York)
Ted Budd (North Carolina)
Brad Wenstrup (Ohio)
Bob Gibbs (Ohio)
Keith Rothfus (Pennsylvania)
Lloyd Smucker (Pennsylvania)
Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
John Culberson (Texas)
Mia Love (Utah)
Scott Taylor (Virginia)
Mike Gallagher (Wisconsin)
Alex Mooney (West Virginia)
Evan Jenkins (West Virginia)