Axioms in GOP politics:
- If Trump accuses someone of something distasteful, it’s because he’s done it himself.
- If the GOP creates a catchy acronym for a bill, it does the exact opposite.
- Never let a national emergency go to waste.
Vote “NO” on the “TRUST Act” and “Yes” on H.R.860/S.269 – “Social Security 2100 Act.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Thursday that he is using the pandemic as cover to shove Mitt Romney’s stale and duplicious TRUST Act into the proposed Republican coronavirus relief package. Continue reading “Wed. 7/29: The GOP wants to “strengthen” Social Security to death. “NO” to their duplicious “TRUST” Act & “YES” to the “Social Security 2100 Act.” “
Find local resistance events here. Have one to share? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#1. Is single-payer health insurance a viable system? Is it a desirable system? You got questions? Get them answered here! – 3:00- 5:00 PM
Go to this public informational forum on single-payer healthcare, with an experienced panel of speakers/physicians.
- WHO: Physicians for Progress – Ventura County is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
- WHEN: Saturday Feb. (TODAY!) 1st, 3:00- 5:00 PM
- WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street
- COST: None
Why is this so urgent now? Read more about the issues here!
#2. Go see a movie! The League of Women Voters is hosting “On the Basis of Sex – Celebrating 100 years of Women Voting” – 6:30- 9:30 PM
Facebook link here. More information about the film, the League and getting tickets here.
- WHO: League of Women Voters of Ventura and the Museum of Ventura Co.
- WHEN: Saturday Feb. (TODAY!) 1st, 6:30- 9:30 PM
- WHERE: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura
- COST: Tickets – $8- $12. Eventbrite link here.
#3. Ventura CAUSE Action Fund Election Kick Off! – 10 AM – 1 PM
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
More Info: Continue reading “This budget will hurt the elderly, poor and children. Get your red state relatives to call!”
Best quote: “We sent Dennis Rodman. I can’t believe that didn’t work.”
(Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said of the retired American basketball player who has taken several trips to North Korea.)
For the most accurate analysis of what’s happening between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, we once again turn to our nation’s comedians.
Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Playing Chicken with Kim” Edition”
Seema Verma would raise medical costs for women and voucherize Medicare and Medicaid.
For Senators Feinstein and Harris: (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)
Script: Hi my name is ____, I am a constituent of Sen. [______] and I am calling to urge you to vote “NO” on the confirmation of Seema Verma for CMS Administrator. Not only does she not have the experience to run CMS, she holds extreme positions that would reduce coverage for millions of Americans, increase costs for women and destroy the medical safety net for the poor.
Feinstein Contacts: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Harris Contacts: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
More about Seema Verma: Continue reading “No on Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services – Call our Senators!”