|Trump and his congressional foot soldiers promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. This has been a moment long in the making for them. For seven years, Republicans have promised that repeal would be the first thing they’d do once they got in power. The last 48 hours in D.C. have been full of secret backroom negotiating, leaked updates from lobbyists, and desperate pleas from Trump’s White House to make repeal happen today.
With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, this should have been their shining moment. It should have been go time.
But it wasn’t. Because of you.
House Republicans introduced TrumpCare in an effort to rip coverage out of the hands of more than 24 million Americans, raise premiums for all, dismantle Medicaid for the sick and disabled, and give $594 billion in tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy. They thought this would be easy win.They expected that you’d go home and give up.
Since Inauguration Day, you’ve shown up and held your Member of Congress accountable. In doing so, you’ve been able to slow momentum for Republicans’ repeal.
In Arkansas, you movingly told Sen. Cotton what the Affordable Care Act means to you. Not long after, he took to Twitter to announce his disapproval of TrumpCare: “Get it right, don’t get it fast.”
In Illinois, you staged a funeral for the congressional career of Rep. Roskam, who returned to D.C. and started asking more questions about TrumpCare and what supporting it would mean for his constituents.
In New Jersey, you took Rep. Lance to task for his rubber-stamping of Trump’s agenda. He now says, “I am a no” on repeal.
You changed the narrative on the Affordable Care Act and brought it to its most popular point in history. You made these MoCs think long and hard about siding with Trump and Paul Ryan over their constituents—and you even moved many from the “repeal” column into the “hell no” column.
Today’s delayed vote is your win.
But there’s no time to rest. This fight is far from over. And Indivisible needs your help. Please chip in a few bucks as a monthly donation to maintain the momentum of this movement.
If the far right has their way, this bill will get even worse, stripping away essential health benefits like pediatric services, lifetime and annual dollar limits, out-of-pocket caps, maternity coverage, and more.
We need you to show up tomorrow at district offices. We need you to continue to pick up the phone and call. We need you to tweet, Facebook, and tell your MoCs that you are watching.
If this bill passes tomorrow, it will head across the Capitol to the Senate, where Mitch McConnell has promised a floor vote for next week.
This is the most important moment to stand indivisible yet. Together, we can save the health care of millions of Americans. In doing so, we will stop President Trump in his tracks from moving forward with the rest of of his racist, xenophobic, and sexist agenda.
Together we will win.
Executive Director, Indivisible Project
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