The United States Senate is scheduled to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act later this month by which 23 million will lose their health care coverage. Political analysts currently believe the TrumpCare bill (American Health Care Act, or AHCA) currently before Congress will pass unless there is overwhelming reaction by the voting public.
“Our pressure makes political change possible”, according to Ben Wikler, Washington director of MoveOn.org. He went on to state “an uprising is needed to stop the Republican bill from passing”. The following doable actions have been suggested:
- Use social media to message your friends about the American Health Care Act.
- Contact your U.S. Senator – especially Republican Senators – using the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly to the requested Senate office.
- Call everyday and flood Senate offices with phone calls. (Wednesday, June 13 is a national call-in day.)
- Recruit others to call.
- Join a local Indivisible Group.
- Attend rallies outside a Republican Senator’s district office.
Particular emphasis has been placed on calling Senate Republicans from the states of Alaska, Colorado, Ohio, Maine, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona and Nevada. Urge friends and family in these states to take action, too.
A full listing of Senators is available at https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.