Health care – I’m making calls. What else can I do? (Update 7/27)

(This column is being updated as new information comes in…)

Be sure you check in with this new calling method before you put down your phone.

Share your story. 

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Protect Our Care is gathering stories to email to Senate healthcare staffers.  We can tell our story via video, photo, text.  We can submit our stories here:
https://tinyurl.com/tell-your-health-care-story

You can also join thousands of people sharing personal stories and tag #HowTheACASavedMyLife.

Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

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These letters can have a large effect on their audience, mostly older and more conservative readers. State your truth. Describe the future for kids and grandkids. Bring it home to their kitchen table.

Here’s a column chock-full of right-wing nonsense to get you started. Look for others in your local papers.
http://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/07/23/trap-and-tyranny-free-entitlements/500558001/

Here’s a great guide to writing them: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/write-letters-editor-really-get-attention/ 

Join a call bank to encourage people in GOP states to call their senators.

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Link: https://indivisibleventura.org/2017/07/26/healthcare-battle-plan-update-726-28/

Join concerned friends and neighbors and lift up your voice.

It will lift your spirits too. If the three events listed below are too far away, check out http://ourlivesontheline.org for a closer event. Or host one. Anyone is free to do it.

Ventura – Sat., July 29

We may be small but we are mighty! We will be standing in solidarity with the other protests occuring across our great State and Country to let our Government and our City know that Healthcare is a Human Right, NOT a Privilege.

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Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728951647399436/?ti=icl

Santa Barbara – Saturday, July 29

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Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908585999464973/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A4%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&source=4&action_history=null

Fresno Indivisible/Sacramento – Saturday, July 29

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Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399537500131257/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A4%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&source=4&action_history=null&ref=4

Register voters! Whenever and wherever you can!

(Thanks, alert reader, for the call-out!)

TWEET with Organizing for Action!

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(From Organizing for Action)

Link: https://tinyurl.com/tweet-for-health-care

TWEET with Planned Parenthood!

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Link: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/did-your-senator-vote-for-trumpcare-find-out-and-tell-them-you-wont-forget

PHONE BANK  with Planned Parenthood!

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16lBfd45l-zxlxoJvA-NjM5jnNN4g7PGfqQ_Y7F6j3tY/mobilebasic

You can sign up to send text messages to people in other states asking them to call their Senators.

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(Thanks, Laura Donar Sampson of Indivisible 47 – Orange County)

Register at Rapid Resist, download Hustle app and the rest is simple. The text messages are ready to go and the contacts pop up on the screen for you to send.

https://rapidresist.org/text-resist

Keep Calling – it’s still your greatest power!

Contact your MoCs via CallThem*** (Thanks for the addition, Avrom!)
http://www.callthem.today/

Tip: Leave a voicemail if no one answers. If voicemail is full, press “0.” This will typically connect you to a receptionist who may be able to take your message or transfer you to a voicemail that isn’t full.

For a script: go here or just speak from your heart.

 

 

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