Indivisible FL-13 Weekly Email Newsletter July 17, 2021

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Indivisible FL13

NEWS & UPDATES

Action Alert: Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion in Florida
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis turned down billions of dollars and left out millions of people when given a chance at Medicaid expansion. We now have a real opportunity to bring Medicaid expansion to Florida but need your help.

Congress can use the process of budget reconciliation with a majority vote to expand Medicaid in Florida. Can you please sign this letter of support and share with your networks:

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-on-and-support-medicaid-expansion-now/?source=group-broward-for-progress&referrer=group-broward-for-progress&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.browardforprogress.org%2Fprogressives-in-florida or https://bit.ly/FL-Medicaid-Now 

More information from the press release that just went out:
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), joined by U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), introduced new legislation to provide critical health care coverage to more than 4 million Americans who had previously been denied access to affordable health insurance because of where they live. The Medicaid Saves Lives Act would provide health care insurance to Americans with low incomes in the twelve states that have refused to expand their state Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. By closing the coverage gap in these states and providing free and affordable health insurance to millions of Americans, the Medicaid Saves Lives Act would also provide access to preventative health care services; improve health outcomes and prevent premature deaths; lower costs for uncompensated care, which would in turn reduce hospital and provider closures; and improve economic mobility for Americans with low-incomes by enabling them to work. 

Indivisible Florida Network Event:
Advocacy for home rule and why state preemption is hurting FloridaThursday, August 12, 7 – 8pm EDT
Online Event
Join us to hear from Carlos Guillermo Smith a Florida lawmaker and Ben Wilcox with Integrity Florida to learn more about advocacy for home rule and why some state preemption is hurting Florida.

We will break down home rule and preemption and why do they matter?

Presented by the Indivisible Florida Network.

https://www.mobilize.us/indivisiblefloridanetwork/event/391985/

Florida Preemption Tracker:
https://www.fl-counties.com/2021-preemption-trackerFlorida: My Story by Rebekah JonesRebekah Jones is a Florida scientist and whistleblower who became a national cause célèbre when she exposed the state of Florida for manipulating data during the COVID-19 crisis. Since her ousting by the Florida Governor, Jones has been recognized by professional, academic and medical leaders across the country for her efforts in combating misinformation online.

​With a background in climate science, geography and disaster response, Jones’ research and work centers on scientific research and communication about how climate change impacts extreme weather.

​Jones fought against personal attacks and smear campaigns orchestrated by the Republican governor, and won international awards and recognition for refusing to be silenced – even after the governor sent state police to raid her family home at gunpoint. She is currently running for US House District 1 against Matt Gaetz.

​Join us to hear her story. Presented by the Indivisible Florida Network.

https://www.mobilize.us/indivisiblefloridanetwork/event/400033/Indivsible Florida T-Shirts Available

We have men’s and women’s Indivisible Florida t-shirts available in most sizes for a $25 donation. We can arrange for pick-up or delivery.

Contact Mike at mike.indivisiblefl13@gmail.com if you are interested.WEEKLY DEMONSTRATION AT SENATORS MARCO RUBIO AND RICK SCOTT’S TAMPA OFFICE

Demonstrators must wear masks and practice social distancing. Parking meters around the courthouse accept cash or credit cards. FMI on the Tuesday Demonstration and to get on John Stewart’s excellent and informative mailing contact him at sjstew@gte.net or  (727) 894-2832.
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Florida 13 Congressperson Phone Numbers:
Senator Marco Rubio (R):                DC (202)224-3041   Local (813)287-5035
Senator Rick Scott (R):                    DC (202) 224-5274 
Representative Charlie Crist (D):     DC (202) 225-5961  Local (888)205-5569


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