|Over February’s congressional recess, you turned out in record numbers to share with your Members of Congress (MoCs) what the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) means to you. You warned them about the serious consequences of repeal—both for the nation’s health and for their reelection chances.
Congress took notice.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said that your objections might prevent them from passing a repeal bill. They’re scared of any more pushback, so they’re trying to pull a fast one. Their plan is to keep the contents of the bill a secret and pass it quickly to prevent opposition from forming. They think they can get away with rushing their bill through.
We can’t let them get away with it. And if we continue to stand indivisible, they won’t.
How to stand indivisible with the 32 million Americans who rely on the ACA
- Join the Indivisible Emergency Call on Defending Obamacare. Health care experts will be on hand to provide an overview of what’s happening and what you can do to stop the repeal of Obamacare.
When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7 at 9 PM EST
- Tell your MoCs to demand a fully transparent process for any legislative action on the ACA, including requiring a public Congressional Budget Office cost estimate (“score”) before any vote. This week, House Republicans plan to rush their repeal bill through two committees, and MoCs will only have a few hours to review the bill. We’ve got a brand new script for contacting your MoC’s office. Make it clear: No Score, No Vote.
The next major congressional recess isn’t until April, and the MoCs pushing for repeal would love to repeal Obamacare before then so that they don’t have to answer any more pesky questions. Our response: Not so fast.
Trump’s Attorney General lied while under oath
When testifying before Congress, Jeff Sessions LIED about the meetings he had with Russian officials. This man is now Attorney General of the United States. Just think about that for a sec. Since the news of this broke, he has recused himself from any investigations involving Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. This is not enough and simply unacceptable. Many MoCs—but not all of them—are rightly calling for him to resign. Find out where your MoC stands now.
New script on Sessions’ resignation. Sessions’ communications with Russia just raises bigger questions. Contact your MoCs with our new script and ask them to demand both Sessions’ resignation and a full investigation into the Trump administration’s connections with Russia.
Upcoming hearing on Sessions’ deputy. On Tuesday, March 7, Trump’s nominee for Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, will have his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rosenstein will likely be responsible for leading any investigations on Russia, now that Sessions has recused himself. Tell your Senator to demand that Rosenstein commit to appointing a special prosecutor to investigate all ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
This is the part where we ask you for money
Just yesterday, news broke that the Koch brothers are planning to pump millions of dollars into the fight to repeal the ACA. We don’t have the Koch brothers—we have you. And we’re putting your support to good use. Just take a gander at the resources page of our website to see the scripts, explainers, and other materials we’re releasing every week. We hope you like all this—and we take as a good sign the 17 million pageviews, nearly 2 million downloads of the guide, and 2.8 million searches for a nearby group or event.
We all have something to bring to this Indivisible movement—time, talent, or treasure. If you happen to have a little treasure to share with us, know that we will use it to support this movement. Your donations empower us to build our infrastructure, like a better data system to support the work you’re doing on the ground. And, yes, sometimes snacks for our volunteers. Click here to chip in a few dollars and keep the movement going.
But it’s not all about money—we’re so inspired by everything you do to make this movement what it is. This week, we know you’ll make clear to Congress that you’re standing indivisible against attacks on Americans’ health. We’re standing indivisible with you, and together we will win.
The Indivisible Guide team
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