Another Tool to Fight the Graham-Cassidy Bill

How you can stop TrumpCare from a blue state.

From the national  Indivisible Team e-mail, here is another tool to use against the terrible Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This is especially useful for those of us with Democratic Senators:

“We have 11 days to stop TrumpCare.

Normally, we try not to send too many emails each week, but zombie TrumpCare is back and we don’t have a lot of time to stop it. The latest bill (“Graham-Cassidy”) is just the Senate’s latest version of TrumpCare by another name: it destroys Medicaid, hurts those with pre-existing conditions, attacks women’s health, and much, much more.

Mitch McConnell is moving the bill quickly… mostly under the radar. And he’s almost got the votes. Graham-Cassidy was sent to the Congressional Budget Office last week for a score.  But don’t be fooled, we won’t have a full score or understand exactly how many people this bill will hurt before it comes to a vote. McConnell is also whipping votes and rearranging the Senate calendar to make room for one final push before the rules of reconciliation expire on September 30th.

This is the biggest threat yet. Republicans who were a “no” vote last time around are wavering. Senator McCain has said he’d follow his Governor’s lead and, yesterday, Arizona Gov. Ducey came out in support of Graham-Cassidy. And Senator Collins of Maine, previously the most firm “no” vote, is still undecided, as is Senator Murkowski of Alaska.

How you can stop TrumpCare from a blue state.

Your tireless (and loud!) constituent power killed TrumpCare in July. And now, millions of people are depending on you to do it again. But if you live in a state with two Democratic Senators who oppose the ACA, you may be asking yourself: what more can I do? How can I influence persuadable Republicans in red states who may be on the fence?

Well, we have an answer! We’re bringing back the blue state/red state calling tool from the last healthcare fight.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click here to sign up to make phone calls from our peer-to-peer dialing tool. You’ll get an email confirmation with a login, password, and URL to sign into our system. Once signed in, you can start making calls immediately — and we’ll give you a script to make it as easy as possible!
  2. Next, you’ll call a voter in a key state with a swing Republican Senator. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March, they’re standing up to #DefendDACA, and/or fight for progressive causes.
  3. You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.
  4. You ask them to use their power. You’ll ask them to call their senator in opposition to the bill, and to share their own reasons for opposing it.
  5. The tool connects them to their Senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the Senators’ district offices.

It’s super easy: more than 1,000 Indivisibles in blue states made 100,000 phone calls to constituents in our target states in the final two days before the healthcare vote in July. And we won. We can win this time, too.

Sign up now to use our game-changing calling tool to help move Senators in key red states from the comfort of your home in a blue state. The call tool is LIVE! and you can start making calls immediately to residents in red states. Once you have a login, you can come back and make phone calls at your convenience from 9am to 7pm Eastern every day until we kill this bill.”