THIS IS IT, INDIVISIBLES. This week will decide whether many of us will lose our access to all kinds of health care, from those served by Medicaid (including children with disabilities and people in nursing homes) to those who use rural hospitals to those who get their health care at Planned Parenthood.
Think back to how you felt on election night. Did you feel like you should have done more before the election? Do you want to feel that way again? We don’t. That’s why we’re here.
We have THREE ACTIONS that we need you to take this week before the expected vote on Thursday.
ACTION #1: If you are in North Dakota, please visit Sen. Hoeven’s office or call to tell your health care story. Office visits are more effective than phone calls, so please go to the office if you can. We have heard that the staff in the Fargo office has been very pleasant and they want to hear your stories.
ACTION #2: CALL YOUR DEMOCRATIC SENATOR(S) and let them know that we expect them to do everything they can to delay this vote. If we can push the vote until after the upcoming recess, that will give people in states like Maine and Alaska more time to work on Republican Senators who may be persuaded to vote against this bill. Democrats should use whatever procedures are available to them, whether it’s withholding consent or adding amendments, to delay this bill. We know their power is limited WE EXPECT THEM TO DO WHAT THEY CAN with the power they have.
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ACTION #3: COME TO OUR PROTEST ON WEDNESDAY. We are holding another pop-up health care protest. This one will be on the public sidewalk in front of Sen. Hoeven’s office on Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45. We know it’s hard for people to get out in the middle of the workday. Please come if you can. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let you know if you can attend so we can get a head count.
You don’t want to look back later and think of all the things you should have done. Now is the time to act.