Call for Action, Health Care

Stop the AHCA – Save the ACA!

Thanks to Indivisible for the information below.

This is a critical week to prevent passage of the Senate’s version of the AHCA. At the time of this writing, Senator Schumer has said that Democrats will attempt to stop all Senate business by objecting to all unanimous consent requests (withholding consent) and using other tactics, such as the “vote-a-rama,” (filibuster by unlimited amendment).

Let Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand know that you support their stopping all usual Senate business by calling, tweeting and posting on FB. This is a fitting tactic since the Republican handling of the AHCA bill is itself not business as usual.

Sample Call Script
Hi, I’m [Your Name] from [Your Town/Zipcode]. I am calling to let the Senator know that I support stopping all business as usual in the Senate so that the Republicans can’t force through the AHCA in secret.

Phone Numbers for Senators Schumer and Gillibrand

Sample Tweet
AHCA bill written in secret #NotNormal TY for your leadership @SenSchumer @SenGillibrand @SenateDems #NoBusinessAs Usual

Write a Short Letter to the Editor — Against AHCA and in Support of the ACA
Write a letter to the editor to one of our local newspapers about why you support the ACA, and why you oppose the AHCA — if you can tell a short personal story, do! Our local papers are widely read; your letters, even those not published, influence their coverage of these issues.