#Day52 - Spicey signals we're a nation in distress.
TODAY'S ACTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY INVISIBLE.
Focus on healthcare, taxes and bad congressional bills.
1. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS ABOUT -
A) TRyanCare aka TrumpDon'tCare aka Our Future Without Health Insurance.
House and Senate Republicans are trying to repeal the ACA before the next big recess begins April 7.
Let your Congress person know that you against the rushed, impractical, and unjust legislation.
BACKGROUND FROM INDIVISIBLE -
Last week, two Republican Members of Congress went on television to promote the disastrous repeal bill and admitted that they have no idea how many of their constituents are currently insured under the Affordable Care Act—embarrassing!
House Republicans moved their repeal bill ahead in the House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees this week without a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealing how much the bill is going to cost. So much for all that talk of fiscal responsibility!
The score will be coming as soon as today, and Republicans know it’s going to be bad—that’s why they’re already at work trying to undermine the CBO. Meanwhile, a study by the Brookings Institution estimates that at least 15 million Americans will lose health insurance. This is completely unacceptable—and your MoCs need to keep hearing that message from you.
B) TRUMP TAXES
MORE CALLS FOR YOUR CONGRESS PEOPLE. TELL THEM TO SUPPORT H.Res186 to provide Trump's taxes from 2006 - 2015.
2. CALL YOUR SENATORS TO SAY NO TO (SCRUB) Act (H.R. 998) & (REINS) Act (S. 21)
The Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act (H.R. 998) would create an unelected board to make recommendations to Congress on cutting regulations. This may not sound like a big deal—but it is. It’s a quiet way to give big business a big gift: the end of regulations essential to protecting our environment, health, and workplace safety. This bill has already passed the House and is currently before the Senate.
The Senate is also considering the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (S. 21), which requires congressional approval for a huge number of regulations. This bill would put corporate lobbyists in the driver’s seat—taking aim at the health and safety protections Americans depend on. REINS is a truly reactionary, fundamental reworking of the federal government, and not in a fun way. It’s been called “the most dangerous bill you’ve never heard of.”
3. CALL SCOTT PRIUTT'S OFFICE AT THE EPA & LET HIM KNOW CLIMATE SCIENCE IS REAL. 202-564-4700
4. Republican State Rep Lawrence Lockmen from Maine said "if a woman has right to an aboration, why shouldn't a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman." Let's let him know why - 207.460.6518 (mobile), 207.287.1440 (office)
Looking ahead: Stop Gorsuch.
America has never been more in need of an independent judiciary. With President Trump escalating his attacks on our most basic rights, the courts are our last safeguard. And with the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, a right-wing apologist (more conservative than Scalia!), to the Supreme Court, Trump has made it clear that he hopes to enshrine his agenda through our nation’s judiciary too.
That’s why we’ve joined The People’s Defense, a campaign bringing together grassroots activists to fight the appointment of any Supreme Court Justice who will not stand up to this president. Gorsuch’s first hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee is March 20, and Senate Republicans are trying to force a final vote before Senators go home during the April recess.
March of Trump postcard campaign on March 15 - https://www.theidesoftrump.com/#theidesoftrump
FIGHT THE HATE. KEEP THE FAITH!
love and gratitude -