America is greater than this…

Right now, the Trump administration is asking their supporters to swamp Democratic senators with a message. A message that they will be blamed for a shutdown by choosing “illegal immigrants” over the healthcare of 9 million kids…

…a message that our great country has sunk to the level of a “hunger-games” dystopia, where we can afford to give huge tax-cut giveaways to the wealthy and corporations, but can only leave a few beans at the bottom of a can for our children to scrabble over.

But America is greater than that.

And they are ALL our children.

The kids who born here, and the ones that weren’t. Just like America has been since its beginning.

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These are the kids that need the CHIP insurance that the GOP couldn’t fit into their busy schedule of party-line health care repeals and tax-scams.
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Surprise! The GOP would like the poor & elderly to pay for poor children’s healthcare.

Yeah, we weren’t surprised either…

Hey, rich guys, how about thinking outside the zero-sum race-to-the-bottom hunger-games you’ve got the poor and middle-class trapped into?!

Here’s some creative ideas…

  • Increase the Alternate Minimum Tax, instead of removing it.
  • Decrease the estate tax exemption instead of doubling it.
  • Leave the “pass-thru” right where it is. Kansas barely survived their experiment.
  • Pass a single-payer health care system that includes children.
  • Raise FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes. After reaching $127,200, a taxpayer no longer pays a Social Security deduction. $2 TRILLION dollars of earnings escape this tax.
  • Increase the Medicare surcharge on wages over a quarter million dollars, the Hospital Insurance tax and medicare taxes on unearned income, instead of eliminating them.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Senator [___] to demand a bipartisan approach to renewal of CHIP funding, without cutting the ACA Prevention and Public Health Fund or raising costs for Medicare recipients.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and 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

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This budget will hurt the elderly, poor and children. Get your red state relatives to call!

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code]  to ask Sen.[___] to vigorously oppose the deep federal spending cuts in the 2018 Budget Resolution which are taken from Medicare and Medicaid.

More Script if you want it: Low-income and elderly Americans should not have to give up their access to health care in order to fund tax breaks for the wealthy.

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

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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Hello, Congress? Did you forget something? Like health insurance for 9 MILLION KIDS?!?

Renew Funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)


Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell Senator/Rep [___] how outraged I am that Congress failed to renew funding for the the 9 million kids who depend on CHIP. I want her/him/them to fund this vital program with a “clean” reauthorization bill.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

AND 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

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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5,147,878 kids in CA without health insurance?!? Extend CHIP!

Script: Hi,  I’m calling from [___] and I’m asking Represenative [___]  to extend the CHIP program.

More script if you want it: There are [see link below] children in our state that are enrolled in the CHIP program, and if the federal funding for this program isn’t renewed before September 30, their insurance is at risk.

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

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More Info and a listing of how many kids are affected by state
:  https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2017/09/18/439136/congress-going-one-two-punch-taking-away-childrens-health-insurance/