Thursday, July 20, 2017

Brooklyn: Sign up to attend a Neighborhood Listening Project Canvass

Will you attend ?

 

YOU'RE INVITED!
Neighborhood Listening Project in Flatbush
 
WHAT: Neighborhood Listening Project in Flatbush
When: Sunday, July 23, 1:30 PM
WHERE:

Victorian Flatbush
(in Brooklyn)

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Whether you’re a first time canvasser or a seasoned pro, we need your help getting out in your community, talking to your neighbors to connect with them on a human level about what’s on people’s minds surrounding healthcare in this country. Not only can we stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Care but we can also push for a system that guarantees healthcare for all. 

That's why between July 18 and July 30, Mobilizers from MoveOn’s Resistance Summer are taking to the doors to have thousands of conversations about health care in our country—and the solutions we need to fix it. These trained MoveOn Mobilizers will be organizing hundreds of door knocking events across the country, including one near you!

Will you join a Mobilizer near you and sign up to canvass with them in your community? Click here to RSVP today.

Can't make it? Click here to search for another Neighborhood Listening Project event near you.

A person holding a sign! YES, I'LL BE THERE! People holding signs!

 

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How to access the Ready to Resist call on Sunday, July 9

Dear MoveOn member,

Thank you for signing up for the Ready to Resist call series. 

Calls will be held monthly in July and August. If you selected the recurring subscription checkbox, you will be informed of each call when it is scheduled. 

To access the call, you have two options. To join by phone, answer the call you will receive at around 8 p.m. ET/5 PT on the evening of the call. To join online, visit moveon.org/readytoresist to stream the call live and view the accompanying slideshow. You can also find recordings and slides from past calls at that page.

Get a few friends together to listen, and then discuss and plan!

Can you also let your friends and family know about Sunday's Ready to Resist Call? Pass on the link moveon.org/readytoresist and invite them to RSVP. 

Thanks, and talk with you soon!

—Victoria

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Huge milestone. Let's keep it up.

Thanks to you, the latest GOP proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut Medicaid is collapsing.

Dear MoveOn member,

Thanks to you, the latest GOP proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut Medicaid is collapsing.

Over the past few days, the momentum has shifted radically against the GOP's attack on health care. We could be on the verge of a historic victory, if we keep the pressure up.

On Monday night, enough Republican senators came out against the Trumpcare bill to kill its chances in the Senate. Then Mitch McConnell changed tacks, announcing that he'd hold a vote on a repeal of Obamacare without a replacement.1

By this afternoon, three Republican senators—Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Shelley Moore Capito—announced that they'll vote no on that, too.2 If they do, the vote will fail.

McConnell announced tonight that the vote will be held one week from now, and Senate Republicans are meeting with Trump tomorrow.

As we've seen, GOP plans can change at lightning speed—so it's vital that we keep up maximum pressure, demanding as many commitments to vote no as possible. We can't let down our guard.

But right now?

We're winning.

The passage of time has a way of making events seem inevitable in retrospect. If the repeal effort does, in fact, grind to a halt, people will say that it was doomed all along. But when Trump was first elected and Republicans said they'd repeal the Affordable Care Act "immediately" and "on Day 1," a huge loss seemed all but certain.3 A situation like this was barely imaginable.

Let's take a moment to remember what really happened. It's an extraordinary story of transforming the seemingly impossible into the inevitable. That's what social movements do. And that's what we've got now: a movement.

Think of all the twists and turns.

MoveOn's first national day of action against Trumpcare came on December 20, 2016. Protests in dozens of cities nationwide, with thousands participating. Then we started hitting the phones, with tens of thousands of appeals from constituents to elected officials.

Next came January 15, 2017: "Our First Stand," as they called it, a wave of public demonstrations on health care sparked by Bernie Sanders. By then, the GOP was already growing wary. Then came the unforgettable Women's March. And then that first congressional recess in February—the first "Resistance Recess"—when 100,000 people flooded town hall meetings and told their senators and representatives that their lives were on the line, and they were ready to fight to defend them.

The House Republicans' response to the February Resistance Recess was to come home and schedule a vote on their hideous bill at breakneck speed, with no hearings or consultations. Protests multiplied. Republicans balked—on both the hard-right and moderate wings of the GOP caucus. MoveOn members and allies lit up the phone lines.

On the day of the vote, MoveOn members alone made 30,000 calls to House Republicans. In Washington, D.C., we gathered to protest the bill's passage—and suddenly, moments before the rally began, Paul Ryan canceled the vote. "Obamacare is the law of the land for the foreseeable future," he announced.4 It was hard to believe. Joined now by Nancy Pelosi, we literally jumped for joy:

Nancy Pelosi victory jump

That was the 24th of March, a wonderful day. But, as it turned out, it was too good to be true.

Paul Ryan was lying. As the news media moved on to other stories, the ultraconservative Freedom Caucus was busily negotiating an amendment to make Trumpcare drastically worse. Suddenly, the bill was back on track. And a group of so-called Republican moderates, rather than rejecting a bill that had grown even more cruel to their constituents, utterly lost their backbones and caved.

In that moment of crisis, MoveOn members pulled out all the stops—massing in protest, funding planes dragging anti-Trumpcare banners over Republicans' home towns, frantically flooding Republicans' offices with calls. It wasn't enough. On May 4, 219 Republicans voted to pass Trumpcare, casting a vote that will haunt them for the rest of their political careers. Many will lose their seats because of it (we'll help see to that!).

As they left the Capitol, MoveOn protestors were waiting outside, chanting "SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!" as House Republicans boarded a bus to sip champagne and celebrate with Trump in the Rose Garden.

That's when the die-ins began. The resistance had entered a new phase. If the bill passed the Senate, the consequences would be lethal.

Working with a unified array of allies—from Indivisible and People's Action to Planned Parenthood and Ultraviolet, from unions like the SEIU and AFSCME to nonpartisan groups like AARP, and with coalition efforts like Protect Our Care and Health Care for America Now, MoveOn turned the pressure up as far as it could go. Alongside progressive movement allies like CREDO, the Working Families Party, and Our Revolution, we pressed Democrats to stand and fight—to shut down business as usual in the Senate as Republicans negotiated their bill in secret. As Democrats ramped up their opposition, the media, which had once more fallen asleep at the switch, finally perked up and took notice that insurance for 22 million Americans was on the verge of incineration. McConnell vowed a vote on his bill by the end of June—so we went on the road with Bernie Sanders, drawing crowds of thousands for last-minute protest events in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Bernie Sanders rally to stop Trumpcare

We joined partners for relentless demonstrations outside of district offices. We cheered for disability rights activists from ADAPT as they parked wheelchairs in McConnell's office and refused to leave—chanting "No cuts to Medicaid!" even as they were dragged out by police officers—and then repeated the tactic in other GOP offices in D.C. and around the country. On the night before the voting was to begin, a group of Democrats and activists gathered for an impromptu conversation on the steps of the Capitol that turned into a roaring rally. And then, fearing a loss, McConnell—as Ryan had done before him—yanked the bill, delaying the vote.

But we'd collectively learned our lesson from the House—and didn't pause for a second.

Over the Fourth of July recess, activists drove home opposition to the health care bill every time a senator appeared in public. As senators returned to Washington, D.C., doctors, patients, and activists from the Center for Popular Democracy, HousingWorks, and other groups staged simultaneous sit-ins in more than a dozen GOP Senate offices. Calls poured in, ads aired on television, and medically fragile children—dubbed "the Little Lobbyists"—walked from office to office in the Senate to tell Republicans not to take away the care that kept them alive. Citizens and Democrats rallied and spoke out, and Republicans tried to dodge cameras and constituents to avoid answering for the cruel legislation they were poised to pass.

And then, at last, the wheels came off the GOP bus. Just as in the House, they moved the bill to the right to please the Ted Cruz conservatives. But even that wasn't enough for Rand Paul and Mike Lee.

Today, they moved it further right, attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. This time, it was the moderates—subject of an avalanche of pressure for six solid months—who refused to go along. And suddenly, just like that, the bill appears dead.

Republicans promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act for seven years. They gained total control of the House, Senate, and White House. They have enough House and Senate seats to keep their promise. But they don't have the people.

And, as the saying goes, the power of the people is greater than the people in power.

It doesn't always work this way. We can't expect to win every fight of the Trump era. Even in this fight, something could still suddenly change. But especially given how rare these moments are, it's important to mark and celebrate the times when our fight is succeeding.

So what comes next?

First, we need to make sure zombie Trumpcare stays in its grave. Remember, McConnell is still insisting on a vote next week on repealing the Affordable Care Act, even though he doesn't have the votes to pass it—apparently because he wants to be able to say he tried before moving on to tax cuts for billionaires. We need to make absolutely sure that vote goes down in flames. But even after that, even if Republicans can't repeal it legislatively, Trump will keep trying to sabotage it through executive action. And Trump’s budget calls for hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid. We still have to resist with all our might.

And it's also time to look ahead. We must hold accountable everyone who voted for this hideous bill or came close to supporting it—and prepare to throw dozens of Republicans out of Congress next fall. And it's time to rally Democrats in support of the visionary step forward that America still desperately needs: Medicare for All. 

Defending health care has taken millions of dollars over the past six months. Now we must hold Republicans accountable and fight for a better system for everyone. If you can contribute, please help out with a $3 donation now.

Yes, I'm in! I'll chip in now to help win the final vote, hold Republican lawmakers accountable for Trumpcare, and rally Democrats to embrace Medicare for All.

These fights await us. Stay tuned for opportunities to take action.

But until the next battle comes, let's take a moment to share a deep breath. On behalf of the tens of thousands of people whose lives, so far, have been saved, the tens of millions whose coverage has been preserved, and the hundreds of millions of Americans whose protections themselves have been protected ... thank you!

Thank you for fighting.

Thank you for believing this was possible, for not giving up hope.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ben, Emma, Anna, Justin, and the rest of the team

P.S. Join me this Sunday, July 23, for the next Ready to Resist mass movement call, where we'll talk about the very latest on health care and the path forward. We'll be joined by leaders from the Working Families Party, Center for Popular Democracy, and People's Action to prepare for the August congressional recess. Click here to RSVP for the call this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT), and you'll receive a phone call to join, or you can stream live online at moveon.org/readytoresist.

Sources:

1. "Senate Republicans are in denial that repeal without replacement is dead," Think Progress, July 18, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/11232?t=5&akid=186457.10220574.-e563f

2. "'Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says as G.O.P. Health Bill Collapses," The New York Times, July 18, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/11233?t=7&akid=186457.10220574.-e563f

3. "It’s true Trump didn’t pledge Obamacare repeal in 64 days. He pledged it in one." The Washington Post, March 24, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/11234?t=9&akid=186457.10220574.-e563f

4. "Ryan: 'Obamacare is the law of the land' for foreseeable future," Politico, March 24, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/11235?t=11&akid=186457.10220574.-e563f

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Democrats keep losing elections. Here's how we can finally win.

Our candidates need to change the playing field—from campaigns driven by high-priced consultants and cautious poll-testing to ones built on genuine, one-on-one conversations with voters.

Dear MoveOn member,

It's not enough for progressives to just be anti-Trump.

The special elections that we've lost already this year have proven that. We must address the forces that helped create Trump in the first place, including inequality, stagnant wages, the shrinking middle class, and appeals to racism. Otherwise, we'll just keep losing.

To win, our candidates need to change the playing field—from campaigns driven by high-priced consultants and cautious poll-testing to ones built on genuine, one-on-one conversations with voters.

That's why I'm so enthusiastic about MoveOn's new Neighborhood Listening Project. MoveOn is training 1,000 emerging community leaders—a massive effort that's at the grand scale that this political moment and our country's future demand.

These MoveOn-trained organizers will knock on doors all over the country to connect with voters and understand, at a personal level, what's on people's minds. Along the way, they'll talk about a positive vision for our country, recruit volunteers, and build grassroots power. Crucially, many of these canvasses will take place in the swing states and districts that are going to be the most critical in next year's midterm elections.

This is just the kind of long-term organizing that we need to undertake to lay the groundwork to win control of Congress next year and secure more legislative and electoral victories in the years after. But this kind of organizing and movement building is incredibly intensive work, and I know that MoveOn has taken a big risk in launching this program before they'd recruited enough monthly supporters to fund it and then to sustain what they build.

That's why I'm writing you today on behalf of MoveOn. Eddie, will you chip in $5 a month to help support MoveOn's game-changing organizing?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly right now to help support MoveOn's long-term organizing to lay the groundwork to win control of Congress next year.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Donald Trump and his cronies are still trying to push through one of the most destructive and unpopular agendas in history, and they have no interest in hearing what their constituents think, want, or need. They've stopped answering their phones, and they've refused to hold town hall meetings. If Republicans won't listen to the American people, MoveOn will.

Starting this week, the 1,000 community organizers that MoveOn is training (and who will, in turn, train thousands more progressive activists on how to canvass their own communities) will hold hundreds of listening canvasses that will reach tens of thousands of Americans at their doorsteps by the end of July. MoveOn is going to give participants the tools to continue canvassing this summer and beyond and share what they're learning, so we can lay the foundation for winning elections in 2018 and 2020.

MoveOn is thinking strategically—big and long-term—and, Eddie, I want to ask you to do the same. Can you chip in $5 a month to help MoveOn build organizing capacity in communities across the country to fight the Republican agenda now and kick Republicans out of office in 2018?

Yes, I'm in! I'll chip in monthly to start building right now to win back power in 2018.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

This is so important that I'm going to say it again: It's simply not enough to just be against Trump. Progressives will win back power by listening to, connecting with, empowering, and bringing the American people together to fight for an economic and political system that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and the political elites. Let's do this—together.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it MoveOn needs your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

When they come for___, will you stand up?

MoveOn is looking for people in every state to respond immediately in moments of national crisis. MoveOn is looking for people in every state to respond immediately in moments of national crisis.

Dear MoveOn member,

We know that Donald Trump is erratic and dangerous. In the aftermath of North Korea's recent ballistic missile test, it's not hard to imagine him responding to international conflict—or an attack within the U.S.—with a dramatic military escalation or an assault on Americans' civil liberties.1
 
At such a moment, MoveOn members will be called on to mobilize rapidly and strategically to disrupt a domestic crackdown or block a march to war. Let's not wait to prepare the sharpest, most effective response.
 
Eddie, MoveOn is assembling a group of trained MoveOn members in every state who will be ready to jump into action and help respond within a matter of hours in the event of a national or international emergency.
 
Are you someone who could take action to stop a rush to war or help stop an unconstitutional domestic crackdown? If you're raising your hand, then click here to help your community respond in an emergency.
 
MoveOn's goal is to assemble a team of volunteers within the next two weeks. Then, if there is a moment when Trump attempts to rush us to war or attacks our communities, we will be ready to spring into action with events around the country that will send a clear message to Trump, Washington, and the world: Not on our watch! 
 
MoveOn will join with allies to offer trainings and equip community volunteers to mobilize together quickly. This network will take on local organizing all over the country, share plans and ideas, and be visible in standing together for peace, diplomacy, and civil rights and liberties.
 
Are you or is someone you know interested in helping your community respond in an emergency? Then click here right now! We can't afford to wait another day.

Look: There's reason to believe that this type of escalation could come, and, possibly, quite soon. 
 
As the investigation into Russia's interference with our 2016 election pushes Trump deeper into a corner, he may be actively looking for an emergency that can be exploited to turn the country's attention away from his misdeeds. That's just how he thinks; remember, he once tweeted that Obama might launch a strike in Iran or Libya to boost his popularity.2

What's more, Trump has made repeated threats to use massive force—even nuclear force—in response to national and global problems.3 And he's making good on his threats already.4 He's on his third attempt to implement a Muslim ban.5 He approved the use of the "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan.6 He asked Congress to increase the current $611 billion military budget by another $54 billion.7 And his escalation of armed conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan has been both erratic and deadly.8 

We're campaigning against Trump's agenda every day. And on some fronts, we're winning. But we'll need MoveOn members to respond at an unprecedented scale and with incredible speed during an emergency moment—these teams of trained volunteers will help lead local efforts to respond peacefully, lawfully, and effectively, whether that's bringing community members into the streets, organizing vigils or rallies, standing in solidarity with a targeted community, or promoting alternatives to knee-jerk militarism and authoritarianism.

Click here to sign up to be trained to help your community respond in an emergency.

Thanks for all you do.

–Jo, Jessica, Alex, Gabby, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "U.S. Confirms North Korea Fired Intercontinental Ballistic Missile," The New York Times, July 4, 2017

2. Tweet by Donald Trump, October 9, 2012
https://act.moveon.org/go/11085?t=19&akid=186326.10220574.AzndEt

3. "9 terrifying things Donald Trump has publicly said about nuclear weapons," ThinkProgress, August 4, 2016
https://act.moveon.org/go/11108?t=21&akid=186326.10220574.AzndEt

4. "Reckless Endangerment: President Trump and the Use of Military Force," Center for American Progress, May 1, 2017 https://act.moveon.org/go/11109?t=23&akid=186326.10220574.AzndEt

5. "Trump Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban On 6 Majority-Muslim Nations," NPR, June 2, 2017

6. "Air Force drops non-nuclear 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan," The Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/11113?t=27&akid=186326.10220574.AzndEt  

7. "The US spent $611 billion on its military in 2016 — more than the next 8 countries combined," Business Insider, May 1, 2017 http://act.moveon.org/go/10949?t=29&akid=186326.10220574.AzndEt

8. "Trump Weighs Sending as Many as 5,000 More Troops to Afghanistan," NBC News, May 9, 2017

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Caught red-handed

This week, it all came tumbling out: The Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to sway the outcome of November's election.

Dear MoveOn member,

This week, it all came tumbling out: The Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to sway the outcome of November's election.

The game is up. Donald Trump and his cronies have been caught red-handed.

Donald Trump Jr.'s emails prove it. There should be no more questions. No lingering doubts. Impeachment proceedings must start immediately.

Through painstaking and dogged campaigning, MoveOn and members like you, Eddie, have laid a very sound foundation for Trump's impeachment. Hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members have called for an independent investigation through rallying, calling, signing petitions, and confronting their members of Congress. MoveOn has produced videos about the Trump team's Russia ties that have been seen millions of times. MoveOn's call for impeachment drew a clear line in the sand, and now MoveOn is doubling down to take this fight to the next level.

Right now, join me in helping to support MoveOn's work to impeach Donald Trump by committing to a monthly, sustaining donation of $5 as a message to MoveOn that you'll support this work for as long as it takes.

Yes, I'm in! I'll chip in monthly right now to help demand the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

It's a long road, and the key to victory will be pressing Republicans to choose the Constitution and their country over their party and the Trump family's corruption.

We all know that impeachment is a political process, not just a legal one, and we'll get the full truth, hold Trump accountable, and defend the integrity of our democracy and institutions only if Republicans begin to break from Trump.

But, if they continue to obstruct investigations, cover for his corruption, and ignore these assaults on our Constitution, then we must hold them accountable at the ballot box next year.

And MoveOn, which has been a leader in the relentless effort to defend the work of the special prosecutor, in pushing for an independent investigation, and in rightly calling for impeachment, is now doing the work to ratchet up the pressure on Republicans and insist that they join the growing number of Americans from all walks of life who are ready to hold Trump and his team accountable.

So I have a simple request: Will you join me in chipping in $5 a month to MoveOn to help give them the ongoing resources to build and then sustain the campaign to impeach Trump?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly right now to help demand the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Trump is now the single most powerful person on the planet, with the authority to order a nuclear attack that would distroy the world in just over four minutes.1

It's imperative that we get him out of the White House, peacefully and legally, as quickly as possible.

MoveOn is mobilizing a grassroots campaign to build the momentum to save the country from this corrupt, incompetent menace. This week, on the day that news broke regarding Donald Jr., MoveOn held a rally in front of the White House, and they’re running hard-hitting TV ads this weekend targeting five key House Republicans.

Some might think that impeachment isn't politically realistic. But that's only more proof of the damage that Trump is doing to our institutions: It's now considered somehow acceptable for a president to be caught red-handed conspiring with a foreign government and using his position of power to enrich himself and his family at the expense of millions of Americans.

We need to ensure that a thorough investigation gives us the full truth about Trump and his team's foreign and financial entanglements. We need Republicans to stop defending and enabling Trump’s abusive and unconstitutional behavior. And, though it will take time, we need to continue to raise the grassroots alarm to save our democracy by pursuing impeachment in this Congress or electing a Congress that will.

Please, click here to join me in supporting the long fight ahead to impeach Trump by chipping in $5 a month to MoveOn starting now.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Source:

1. "Our Nuclear Procedures Are Crazier Than Trump," Foreign Policy, August 5, 2016 
http://act.moveon.org/go/11178?t=8&akid=186256.10220574.xtvBRb

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it MoveOn needs your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

No regrets

This is it, my friends. If McConnell can't get it done by August 14, Trumpcare is likely dead. But McConnell is offering Republican senators all kinds of deals to get the last few votes he needs, and he wouldn't be delaying the start of the recess unless he thought that he had at least a decent chance to get the votes.

Hi Eddie,

When I wrote you earlier this week, Mitch McConnell was offering Republican senators all kinds of deals to get the last few votes he needs to pass Trumpcare. Today, he released a revised version of the bill—and amazingly, it's just as bad.

The bill still kicks millions of Americans off health care, slashes Medicaid, and defunds Planned Parenthood. But the new version also threatens protections for people with pre-existing conditions—which can be anything from cancer to pregnancy to mental illness to diabetes to addiction.

The pressure on my Republican colleagues to fall into line is incredible. McConnell doesn’t have the votes to pass a bill yet—but he is planning on keeping us in Washington, D.C., through August 14 to force Trumpcare through.

That’s why I’m writing to urgently ask you to support MoveOn’s powerful and sophisticated grassroots campaign to compel three (or more) Republican senators to put their constituents’ lives and well-being ahead of party loyalty by chipping in $3 right now. Are you in?

Yes, I'm in! I'll chip in now to defeat the Republicans' callous health care plan and support MoveOn's work to win over senators who are still on the fence.

For more details on what MoveOn is doing and why your support matters, see my message from earlier this week, below:


Dear MoveOn member,

Mitch McConnell just announced that he plans to bring Trumpcare up for a final vote before senators go home to meet with our constituents—he's taken the unprecedented step of delaying the start of the August state work period until August 14 to give himself time to get the bill through.

This is it, my friends. If McConnell can't get it done by August 14, Trumpcare is likely dead. But McConnell is offering Republican senators all kinds of deals to get the last few votes he needs, and he wouldn't be delaying the start of the recess unless he thought that he had at least a decent chance to get the votes.

Over the next three weeks, every Republican senator will face enormous pressure from the GOP to get on board, so we need to put even more pressure on them to vote no.

Can you help MoveOn cover the costs of rapid-response digital ads, innovative tools that make it even easier to drive constituent calls to Congress, coordination of events in D.C. and around the country that put constituents at the heart of this debate, and last-minute grassroots organizing to defeat this catastrophic health care plan by chipping in $3 right now?

Yes, I'm in! I'll chip in now to defeat the Republicans' callous health care plan and support MoveOn's work to win over senators who are still on the fence.

Why would anyone support this bill? How does this bill help real people with real challenges?

It's simple: It doesn't. (Because, and this is crucial: The Republicans drafted their health care repeal bill in secret, without a single Democrat or woman in the room.)

So here's the message I'm sending to my GOP colleagues in the Senate: This shouldn't be a matter of automatically supporting this bill if you're a Republican or objecting just because you're a Democrat. This is about what's right and what's wrong. Taking away health care from 22 million Americans in order to give the wealthiest of the wealthy a tax cut is just plain wrong.

MoveOn has played an enormous role in stopping Trumpcare already, and we could well be on the cusp of defeating it. But we're not there yet. Will you help MoveOn's campaign to stop the GOP's terrifying, self-serving health care bill once and for all?

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Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator, California

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