Today through Thursday are the critical days to avert the ravaging havoc which TrumpCare will bring to the American healthcare system, all for the sake of providing millionaires and billionaires with tax cuts costing in excess of $600 billion.
While we know how devastating it will be to Medicaid to the tune of $800 billion, the reality is, TrumpCare is the first step in GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan’s goal to kill Medicare:
“Ryan justified this horrible [TrumpCare] plan — destined to leave the nation’s seniors without medical care after a lifetime of work — by claiming ‘because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. The Affordable Care Act improved Medicare’s long-term finances, by requiring the wealthiest Americans to pay somewhat more. Trumpcare repeals that increased funding.”
The following three actions should be taken daily through Thursday.
1. Call Senators Reed and Whitehouse and urge them to withhold consent and filibuster by amendment. If you would like a sample call script, go here.
Sen. Jack Reed: (401) 943-3100 or (202) 224-4642
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: (401) 453-5294 or (202) 224-2921
2. Submit an amendment which Sens. Reed and Whitehouse can use to slow TrumpCare from being voted upon. These amendments are vital and will only take a couple of minutes to complete on Indivisible’s online form which will then be emailed to our senators.
3. Share. Share. Share. We add anti-TrumpCare photo-postings (see samples below) to Facebook and Twitter throughout the day. Please share as many as you possibly can. You will be amazed at the difference your sharing or retweeting can make…you never know who will be motivated to pass the posting along. Last week, one person on Twitter who has nearly 2.5 million followers retweeted quite a few of our anti-TrumpCare tweets. Please share these posts with our Facebook friends and Twitter followers. You never know who they know.
4. Attend the Healthcare Rally, Tomorrow, June 28th at 6PM,
RI State House (Smith Street Side)
As the U.S. Senate debates, let’s stand together in support of our Federal Delegation to demonstrate our opposition to taking affordable healthcare away from millions of Americans, including through deep cuts to Medicaid!
IndivisibleRI is a cosponsor of this Rally for Healthcare.
Details: Rally for Healthcare
Thanks for your efforts. Together, we can stop TrumpCare from steamrolling over us.