Thurs June 22, 2017
Who Ya Gonna Call? THE SENATORS ON THIS LIST. The GOP released their stupid mean secret healthcare bill today. By all means, please review it and read it in depth but if you're busy, here's the Cliffnotes version: IT SUCKS.
McConnell can't afford 3 No votes, and here's the latest on where they "stand" (keeping in mind that these are spineless politicians who are all playing insane power games with our futures and lives, and who will happily trade their votes for giant spending packages for their precious states, etc).
Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas)
Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)
Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.)
Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.)
Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.)
Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio)
Sen. Mike Rounds (S.D.)
#ACTION: I suggest that you adopt 2-3 of these Senators and focus your energy accordingly, meaning that you email, call, AND fax, and then do it again EVERY DAY UNTIL THE VOTE. Choose Senators who come from states that you have the most connection to, or live in proximity to. I'll be calling and writing to Dean Heller, as my in-laws live in Nevada and I spend a lot of time there, and I'll continue my messaging to the three women: Collins, Murkowski, and Capito. Note that the four 'No' vote listed are NOT voting No because the bill is too mean, but because it's basically not mean enough, so be aware of that if you feel compelled to call Ted Cruz to thank him...
So that's the plan: ADOPT-A-SENATOR (or 2 or 3) and BE ABOUT THEM. Research their stances and craft your messaging. Consult this Indivisible list and find who their healthcare-focused staffers are and call/email them:
Tell us who you're adopting in the thread below, and why!