(Quote from https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/09/21/sorry-i-cant-go-to-your-thing-i-must-call-my-senator-to-plead-for-my-life/)
Jimmy Kimmel has responded to Sen. Bill Cassidy’s condescending rebuke that the comedian didn’t understand his bill…
Got a postcard? Say “Thanks” to Jimmy for taking time to do this here:
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So much for the entertainment portion of our post…back to business.
We’ve tried to compile all the best ways to communicate with legislators that this is a really bad idea…If you know of a method we’ve missed, please send it in.
Step 1 – Put your own oxygen mask on first!
I’ve noted that I’m getting through easily on their lines! We must call our BLUE senators so they have big call tallies to show their RED state colleagues!
Minimal Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling to ask Senators [___] to oppose the Cassidy-Graham ACA repeal plan. Congress needs to improve the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it and leave millions of people without options. Thanks!
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Not your senators? Click here.
Twitter Warriors: Belt on this Tweetstorm tool kit and get started. You know what to do.
Added: Additional twitter campaign.
Added: You can also re-tweet this.
Catch up on our Cassidy-Graham information page, updated daily.
This just in… “Overnight Health Care: GOP chairman declares bipartisan ObamaCare fix dead, Trump to make ObamaCare payments for September/Graham predicts 50 votes for ObamaCare repeal bill.” (The Hill)
Step 2 – Help your families and friends be heard in RED states.
This destructive “healthcare” bill will effect your Mom, your Dad, and their grandchildren.
“Why can’t I just call for them? I’m totally prepped for this! And this will give Mom a heart attack.”
FACT #2: It’s bad optics if BLUE voters flood RED senators’ lines
FACT #3: Also, it’s a waste of precious time. See Fact #1
FACT #4: However, there’s no law against encouraging their people to call…And Mom is a lot tougher than you think.
So reach out across the country to get your whole family to call! And all your hometown friends!
If they need more information about this Cassidy-Graham’s boondoggle before they’ll call, send them this link.
These states are particularly important as their Senators will be key to the success or failure of the GOP’s proposal:
all other states
If your family lives in these states, please be sure to have them make “SHAME ON YOU!” calls to the authors of this latest travesty.
South Carolina – Lindsay Graham – won by 54%. Tell him to get his retirement plans in order. When people start dying for lack of care, they’ll be thinking of him.
Louisiana – Bill Cassidy won by 55.9%. Won’t matter if he won by 100% because this dog now has his name on its collar.
Nevada – Dean Heller – won by only 45.9%. His voters aren’t going to make that mistake again.
Step 3 – Help stop TrumpCare from a BLUE state. – Now 2 ways!
#1 – Just added from Rogen’s list: CareNotChaos hub dialer.
The following is from the national INDIVISIBLE group.
#2 – Your tireless (and loud!) constituent power killed TrumpCare in July. And now, millions of people are depending on you to do it again. But if you live in a state with two Democratic Senators who oppose the ACA, you may be asking yourself: what more can I do? How can I influence persuadable Republicans in red states who may be on the fence?
Well, we have an answer! We’re bringing back the blue state/red state calling tool from the last healthcare fight.
Here’s how it works:
- Click here to sign up to make phone calls from our peer-to-peer dialing tool. You’ll get an email confirmation with a login, password, and URL to sign into our system. Once signed in, you can start making calls immediately — and we’ll give you a script to make it as easy as possible!
- Next, you’ll call a voter in a key state with a swing Republican Senator. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March, they’re standing up to #DefendDACA, and/or fight for progressive causes.
- You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.
- You ask them to use their power. You’ll ask them to call their senator in opposition to the bill, and to share their own reasons for opposing it.
- The tool connects them to their Senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the Senators’ district offices.
It’s super easy: more than 1,000 Indivisibles in blue states made 100,000 phone calls to constituents in our target states in the final two days before the healthcare vote in July. And we won. We can win this time, too.
Sign up now to use our game-changing calling tool to help move Senators in key red states from the comfort of your home in a blue state. The call tool is LIVE! and you can start making calls immediately to residents in red states. Once you have a login, you can come back and make phone calls at your convenience from 9am to 7pm Eastern every day until we kill this bill.
Your support could help us make tens of thousands of calls in key states.
After you’ve made a phone call, we have one last ask.
We got a bargain price (13 cents per minute, per phone call) from the calling tool vendor, but in order to fund the hundreds of thousands of phone calls we need to make, it’s going to cost a lot of money. We’re trying to raise $30,000 to fund these calls targeted to residents in six key states: Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia, where the most persuadable Senate Republicans are.
If you can chip in just $26, you will fund 40 five-minute conversations between blue states to constituents in these six target states to emphasize the devastating impact TrumpCare would have and ask them to call their Senator on the spot. The last time we used this tool, it worked. We decided today to pull out all the stops once again and your support will allow us to fund thousands more constituents to pressure their Senators.
You’ve fought TrumpCare from the beginning, but now it’s really time to turn up the heat. From town halls in February recess to defeating it in the Senate in July, you’ve shown your constituent power at every step of the way. Republicans know that constituents don’t want TrumpCare to pass which is why they’re trying to pass this bill with as little attention as possible.