Dear MoveOn member,
As the clouds of corruption from the Russia investigation engulf the White House, down the street, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is bypassing debate and attempting to ram through a health care bill that, if signed into law, will be an unmitigated disaster for tens of millions of Americans.
There's a simple way you can stop Trumpcare now—from your phone or computer, anywhere in the country, regardless of who your senator is. Take our quick training now and then sign up to join the MoveOn Text Team! Our rapid-response texting will mobilize MoveOn members in key states to help them take action. And our easy-to-use MoveOn Text Team tool doesn't require you to use your own cell phone minutes or data plan.
According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Trumpcare would kick 23 million Americans off their health insurance, gut over $800 billion from Medicaid, and likely take us back to the days when you can be charged more for insurance simply for having a pre-existing medical condition—all to hand huge tax giveaways to the wealthy.1
McConnell is shutting down public debate on the bill, too—using a little-known Senate procedure to skip a full Senate committee debate altogether and deny a public hearing on the bill in order to fast-track a vote.2 In other words, a secret bill that could directly impact tens of millions of Americans is being rushed through with no public scrutiny—we can't read it, we can't debate it, we might not even see it until they are preparing to vote on it.
Make no mistake: the GOP knows the public is against their Trumpcare scheme, but they're counting on keeping us in the dark in order to ram through this bill.
It might be frustrating to know that a handful of senators are going to make the difference for all Americans. And we shouldn't call senate offices in a different state—it's important for our elected officials to hear from constiuents. But there is a way MoveOn members, wherever you live, can make a difference—by using our free, easy, text messaging tool to send messages to fellow MoveOn members in these key states, encouraging them to call their senators, show up at events, and do all they can to stop Trumpcare.
We need to build up our member-driven Text Team this week to reach hundreds of thousands of members in key states to urge them to raise their voices and demand their senators vote NO on Trumpcare before the Senate votes in June. Will you take our short training today?
One thing we’ve learned during the Trump regime is that public pressure can grind their right-wing agenda to a halt. As we’ve seen at town hall meetings across the nation, conservatives in Congress are afraid to face the American public because they can't justify their agenda. This is why they’re resorting to shady schemes to shut down debate and limit their public exposure.
But we’re not letting them get away with silencing the public. We’re mobilizing the resistance, and our Text Team program is a critical and effective way to do it.
After joining a quick training, you’ll be ready to reach hundreds or thousands of MoveOn members just like you with an urgent message to call their senators and demand they vote NO on Trumpcare.
With enough public pressure, we can expose this conspiracy to steal health care security from tens of millions of Americans and stop this disastrous bill before it becomes law.
Thanks for all you do.
—Mark, Victoria, Ann, Stephen and the rest of the team
P.S. Our hearts go out to the members of Congress and their staff who were shot today. There's no place for threats or acts of physical violence against elected officials, activists, media, or anyone in our communities. This is also a reminder of the need for our elected officials to seriously tackle the broader epidemic of gun violence in America.
1. 'GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says," NPR, May 24, 2017
2. "While you focus on Comey, Senate Republicans are launching an audacious plan to pass Trumpcare," Think Progress, June 9. 2017
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