Wednesday Actions: Oppose Tillis, Oppose Medicaid Cuts, and More

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****Actions 2/5/2020****

Editor’s Note
The impeachment vote is [Wednesday]. I think we all know how that’s going to go. We’ve already seen a Trump who knows that he will not face any consequences from the Senate for violating the law. If you want to make one last call to demand that Tillis and Burr vote to remove Trump from office, go for it, but I think it’s time to start thinking strategically about how we’re going to disrupt the Trump GOP cartel. With that in mind, I’m including a couple of scripts that speak directly to some of Trump’s lies during the SOTU address.


FEDERAL

Remind the Senate about HR3
We’re still waiting for a Senate vote on HR3. This bill would take some significant steps toward making prescription drugs more affordable. It would allow HHS to negotiate directly with drug companies for over 250 of the most expensive drugs. It would, for example, save diabetics up to $700 annually on insulin. In fact, at least one recent study has shown that 1 in 4 diabetics have been forced to ration insulin because of the cost. Manufacturers of drugs subject to negotiation would agree to a price no higher than 120 percent of the average price in other industrialized countries. Trump told Congress to put a bill on his desk that would lower prescription drug prices. Well, the Democratic House has already passed one.

Details:
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2019/12/09/478380/house-bill-lower-patients-prescription-drug-spending-thousands-dollars/

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent caling from ____________ to urge Sen. ___________ to support HR3, the Elijah Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This bill would go a LONG way toward making prescription drugs more affordable. Diabetics, for example, would see the costs of insulin drop by $700 annually, which would be a life-changing cost savings for them. It would also bring our costs closer to the prices paid in every other industrialized nation. Please support HR3 and lower drug costs for millions of Americans. Thanks.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972


Prevent Medicaid Block Grants
In his brutal SOTU address last night, Trump promised to protect access to healthcare. We know that’s a lie. He and the GOP are trying to gut the ACA and other programs that provide healthcare to everyday people. The Democratic House leadership quietly announced the introduction of a resolution of disapproval over the Trump administration’s proposed Medicaid block grant scheme, which would reduce or deny access to health care for millions of Americans. While “resolution of disapproval” sounds about as aggressive as a sternly worded letter, it could put every Republican in Congress on the record on cuts to health care, the very issue that won Democrats the 2018 midterm elections. Many of us still live in districts where GOP incumbents will be running again. It would also be useful to get Tillis to take a stand on whether he supports Medicaid block grants.

Link:
https://prospect.org/health/democrats-can-get-every-republican-in-congress-on-the-record-medicaid/

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent caling from ____________ to urge Rep./Sen ______________ to oppose Trump’s Medicaid block grant proposal. The House has introduced a “resolution of disapproval” against these Medicaid block grants. These block grants would actually take healthcare away from thousands of Americans who need it. It would make it harder for people to pay for prescription drugs, and it might even omit features like long-term care and transportation to medical appointments. This is incredibly cruel. Please oppose Trump’s Medicaid block grant program. Thank you.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972
House: https://www.house.gov/representatives/


GET INVOLVED

Donate to Payback Project
The national Indivisible is working to raise one million dollars to use against nine vulnerable Republican Senators. One of those is Thom “Extortion is OK” Tillis. There are plenty of places where you can donate money, but we really need to win the Senate, so if can donate, this might be one good place to send some of your loose change.

Link:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dd-ads-paybackproject/


Empty Chair Town Hall for Senator Thom Tillis:
***Please RSVP, so we can promote the event!!****

Indivisible Triangle Daily Call to Action is sponsoring another empty chair town hall for Thom Tillis. When he was campaigning, Senator Tillis promised that he would hold town halls to meet with his voters and hear our concerns. He hasn’t done that. We’ve repeatedly invited him to our town halls. We’ve emailed, called, faxed and hand-delivered invitations. We’ve even considered a singing telegram. And yet, he never shows up. But ALL the other major candidates HAVE confirmed. Democrats Erica Smith and Cal Cunningham have stated they plan to be in attendance, along with Libertarian Shannon Bray.

While all questions are certainly welcome, the primary theme of this town hall will be healthcare. We’d like you to (1) sign up to attend and (2) come prepared with your questions about Tillis’s views on healthcare.

Event details: Empty Chair Town Hall, Thursday, February 20, 6 PM, Youngsville Community Center, 115 E Main St., Youngsville, NC.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/565550154026996/permalink/565550164026995

Swing Left Event Page:
https://swingleft.org/event/register/mobilize:222854?source=%2Fevents&s=u


Originally posted on Indivisible Daily Call to Action.
Re-posted with permission.


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