Saturday, June 24, 2017

FW: Here's what we are going to do about Trumpcare

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Hi Eddie—I just wanted to make sure you saw my message from the other day.


Dear MoveOn member,

This weekend, I am partnering with MoveOn and going back on the road to visit states where there are Republican senators who can and should vote against the effort by Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to throw 23 million people off of health insurance and, in the same bill, give huge tax breaks to multinational corporations and the rich.

They call it a health care bill, but how can it be a health care bill when it throws 23 million people off of insurance, cuts $834 billion from Medicaid, and defunds Planned Parenthood? God knows what the implication of this legislation will be on our children, the elderly, and those of us with chronic illnesses.

It is literally insane. I have a hard time understanding what kind of world these guys are living in sometimes.

This is a bill that impacts a sixth of the American economy and touches every single American family. Yet they kept the bill secret, kept it hidden. And now, in the last possible second, they are going to rush it before the U.S. Senate to get a vote.

We're going to be visiting Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia on Saturday and Sunday. If you can, please show up. But we cannot pull off this tour alone. We need your help.

Chip in $3 to MoveOn today to help them fund our tour to stop Republicans from kicking 23 million Americans off of health insurance in order to give a tax cut to the richest among us.

Time is running out. No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now. It is up to all of us to act in an unprecedented way. We have to think big and do everything humanly possible to make sure that this horrendous piece of legislation does not become law.

On this tour I will ask why it is that the United States is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all of its people as a right. I will ask why we pay far more per capita than any other nation for health care—with worse outcomes—and the highest prices for prescription drugs. And I will discuss the Medicare for all, single payer legislation that I will soon be introducing in the United States Senate.

But first, we must stop Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Thank you for joining me and MoveOn in that effort.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders 

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back towards sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


Your Community Cookout event is today!

A few final reminders for your Community Cookout event today

Dear Eddie,

Thanks so much for signing up to attend a Resistance Summer community cookout event today—one of more than 450 community events in all 50 states taking place over the next two weekends! 

Here are the details for the community cookout event that you signed up for:

What: Moveon's Chilling with a Purpose Cookout
When: TODAY, Saturday, June 24, 1:00 PM
Where: Boone's Lick Park
1000 Rosebrae Dr., St. Charles MO 63301

Click here to access your Attendee Dashboard, where you can contact your host, offer help, invite friends, and more:
http://act.moveon.org/event/cookout_attend/tools/?t=14&akid=185141.10220574.U3Kj_l

And here are a few tips to ensure that you have a great experience and make the biggest impact:

  • Take photos! Don't forget to take and post photos on social media using the hashtag #CookingUpResistance and tagging @MoveOn
  • Invite your friends. Call friends and family and ask them to come along. These events are a chance for everyone to come together and eat, share stories, and build community.
  • Have fun!

These events are an exciting opportunity to celebrate—with neighbors, friends, members of MoveOn, Indivisible, and other partner organizations—the victories that we’ve achieved so far and recharge for the work ahead, including challenging the vicious Trumpcare bill the Senate just released.

While we expect that these events will be peaceful and fun, we appreciate your commitment to engaging in nonviolent, peaceful action, to acting lawfully, and to striving to de-escalate any potential confrontations with those who may disagree with our values. To be prepared, please be sure to review the de-escalation tips before arriving at your event and watch our 2-minute video on tips for effective events.

Thanks for all you do.

—Chris, Justin, Lisa, Michael and the rest of the team

P.S. The breaking news that Republicans may try again next week to rush through a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take health care away from millions of Americans reminds us that we need to keep up the pressure to stop them—again. To receive the latest alerts and info about health care events near you and other actions to take this week to save our health care, text HEALTH to 668366. Receive mobile alerts from MoveOn. Periodic messages. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to 668366 to stop receiving messages. Text HELP to 668366 for more information.

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

 

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on June 24th, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Here's what we're going to do about Trumpcare

This weekend, I am partnering with MoveOn and going back on the road to visit states where there are Republican senators who can and should vote against the effort by Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to throw 23 million people off of health insurance and, in the same bill, give huge tax breaks to multinational corporations and the rich. This weekend, I am partnering with MoveOn and going back on the road to visit states where there are Republican senators who can and should vote against the effort by Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to throw 23 million people off of health insurance and, in the same bill, give huge tax breaks to multinational corporations and the rich.

Dear MoveOn member,

This weekend, I am partnering with MoveOn and going back on the road to visit states where there are Republican senators who can and should vote against the effort by Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to throw 23 million people off of health insurance and, in the same bill, give huge tax breaks to multinational corporations and the rich.

They call it a health care bill, but how can it be a health care bill when it throws 23 million people off of insurance, cuts $834 billion from Medicaid, and defunds Planned Parenthood? God knows what the implication of this legislation will be on our children, the elderly, and those of us with chronic illnesses.

It is literally insane. I have a hard time understanding what kind of world these guys are living in sometimes.

This is a bill that impacts a sixth of the American economy and touches every single American family. Yet until this morning, they kept the bill secret, kept it hidden. And now, in the last possible second, they are going to rush it before the U.S. Senate to get a vote.

We're going to be visiting Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia on Saturday and Sunday. If you can, please show up. But we cannot pull off this tour alone. We need your help.

Chip in $3 to MoveOn today to help them fund our tour to stop Republicans from kicking 23 million Americans off of health insurance in order to give a tax cut to the richest among us.

Time is running out. No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now. It is up to all of us to act in an unprecedented way. We have to think big and do everything humanly possible to make sure that this horrendous piece of legislation does not become law.

On this tour I will ask why it is that the United States is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all of its people as a right. I will ask why we pay far more per capita than any other nation for health care—with worse outcomes—and the highest prices for prescription drugs. And I will discuss the Medicare for all, single payer legislation that I will soon be introducing in the United States Senate.

But first, we must stop Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Thank you for joining me and MoveOn in that effort.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders 

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back towards sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


CALL NOW: Senate's Trumpcare bill revealed. Urge Democrats to resist.

The Senate's Trumpcare bill has just been released, and it's as cruel as we feared.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Senate's Trumpcare bill has just been released, and it's as cruel as we feared.1

It will take a wrecking ball to health care in this country: leaving millions of Americans without health care, making health care unaffordable for many, eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood—while giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy.

And shockingly, this bill's cuts to Medicaid are even deeper than those in the bill passed by the House—at a moment when Medicaid and Medicare should be dramatically expanded to support seniors, kids with disabilities, folks wrestling with addiction, rural hospitals, and so much more.

Republicans plan to vote on this bill next week. But Senate Democrats have the power to resist and slow things down. Earlier this week, Democrats held the Senate floor to object to Trumpcare. And Democrats have the power to do even more—to grind Senate business to a halt by objecting to routine unanimous consent requests and other normal business. Doing this will stall the bill, create more time for a robust public debate, and force Republicans to face their constituents over the July 4th recess.

Will you call your Democratic senators right now, and say something like, "Democrats did a great job holding the Senate floor to protest Trumpcare this week. Now that the Senate Trumpcare bill is released, Democrats need to block ALL routine Senate business, ensure the public is able to debate this bill, and force Republicans to confront their constituents during the Fourth of July recess."


Here is where to call: 

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

Then click here to let us know you called, so we can hear your experience and share with the media just how many calls MoveOn members made.

If this bill becomes law, tens of millions of people will lose access to their health care. Many people who are currently healthy will go without the preventive care they need and get sick. And some people who are sick now will die unnecessarily.

That's why we're organizing rallies, running ads, and working around the clock to defeat this bill and protect and improve coverage for all Americans.

Democratic senators have an important role to play too, by slowing down Senate business, stopping Republicans from from ramming this travesty through before July 4, and giving time for impacted Americans to make their voices heard. Please call now:

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

When you call, say something like "Democrats did a great job holding the Senate floor to protest Trumpcare this week. Now that the Senate Trumpcare bill is released, Democrats need to block ALL routine Senate business, ensure the public is able to debate this bill, and force Republicans to confront their constituents during the Fourth of July recess."

Then click here to let us know you called, so we can hear your experience and share with the media just how many calls MoveOn members made.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Manny, Emma, Justin, and the rest of the team

Source:

1. "Senate GOP leaders unveil health-care bill," The Washington Post, June 22, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/10813?t=16&akid=185071.10220574.HOSGsr

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

 

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on June 22nd, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Today in NYC: Reject Trumpcare!

Stop by any time until 5 p.m. today, Thursday, June 22, to help stop Trumpcare while we still can.

Dear MoveOn member,

The Washington Post yesterday obtained a leaked copy of the Senate's Trumpcare bill, and it's as cruel as we feared—making health care unaffordable for tens of millions of Americans, eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood, and cutting Medicaid even more deeply than the House bill.1 And the Senate is slated to vote on it next week.

That's why we need to publicly and loudly demonstrate our opposition to this bill immediately. Today, advocates for health care are in the midst of a 24-hour vigil outside of the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The vigil began last night at 5 p.m. and continues until 5 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 22.

Can you join the vigil anytime today? You can come for an hour or for the whole day! There are speakers, rallies, and people of all walks of life standing together against Trumpcare. Check out the event page for the latest details of the schedule.

(The link above will take you to an event page hosted by the organizers of the vigil. By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposition supporters or others.)

Make no mistake: If this bill becomes law, tens of millions of people will go without the health care they need. Medicaid funding for a range of recipients, from children with disabilities to people wrestling with opioid addiction to seniors in nursing homes, will be cut by hundreds of billions of dollars. Millions of women and families won’t be able to receive care from Planned Parenthood, which is defunded under the bill. And protections for pre-existing conditions—everything from asthma to cancer to pregnancy—will be shredded, while coverage requirements are tossed aside and premiums rise.

We have to fight this with everything we’ve got. And part of that is demonstrating our commitment to fight Trumpcare to make sure that national media covers the fierce opposition to the bill, that Republicans know they will be held accountable if they pass this devastating and unpopular bill, and that Democrats know they must do everything in their power to stop this attack on tens of millions of Americans.

Join the vigil today, Thursday, June 22, whenever you can until 5 p.m.

Thanks for all you do.

—Justin, Marie, Emma, Ben, and the rest of the team

Source: 

1. "Senate health-care draft repeals Obamacare taxes, provides bigger subsidies for low-income Americans than House bill," The Washington Post, June 20, 2017 
https://act.moveon.org/go/10810?t=17&akid=185062.10220574.6N2Re_

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

 

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on June 22nd, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Meet my son Leo (Watch now)

When my son Leo was six months old, I started noticing that he wasn't hitting his milestones. One year later, I learned that he was born with cerebral palsy.

Dear MoveOn member,

When my son Leo was six months old, I started noticing that he wasn't hitting his milestones. One year later, I learned that he was born with cerebral palsy.

In the years since Leo’s diagnosis, we have relied on the coverage Leo has received through Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act to access the vital services Leo needs to thrive and grow. If Republicans pass their health care repeal, which could be within weeks, our health care costs will go up—a lot. And not just for us—tens of millions of Americans and their families will be directly impacted by devastating cuts to Medicaid and by other provisions in the bill Senate Republicans are rushing to pass.

Please watch this two-minute video that Leo and I did with MoveOn.org to meet my incredible son and hear our story. Share it far and wide, so people know exactly the kinds of kids and families who will suffer if Republicans pass their health care repeal.

Meet Leo

Not on Facebook, click here to watch it on YouTube

Leo was born with cerebral palsy, and defining him by that and limiting his access to the health care he needs because of the way that he was born is the purest form of discrimination, in my mind. If we can’t afford health insurance, isn’t it the same thing as denying Leo coverage for a pre-existing condition?

There are over 23 million more Americans like me—people who could lose coverage under Trumpcare or no longer be able to afford it. That means tens of millions more who could see protections for pre-existing conditions denied. We all lose out if the Senate acts to take away our coverage and drive up our costs.

Watch this video and check out my son’s story. He loves to dress like Superman, but he needs more than his own superpowers—he needs everyone’s help to succeed. We are all in this together, so please share this video, because every senator needs to see the faces of those of us whose lives they could ruin with this bill before they vote on it, as soon as next week.

For my son and tens of millions more, we have to stop this bill in the Senate.

Thanks for reading.

—Rashelle

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

 

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on June 21st, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Thank you for RSVPing to a Resistance Summer Community Cook-out

Eddie,

Thank you for signing up to attend a Resistance Summer Community Cook-out!

Here are the details of the event you signed up for:

Boone's Lick Park
1000 Rosebrae Dr.
St. Charles 63301
Saturday, June 24, 1 PM

To access details about the event you signed up for and to invite friends to join you, find your event here: 

https://act.moveon.org/event/cookout_attend/12021/attend/?akid=a194154125.10220574.W8F08a&aktmid=tm4079536.D3n4RL&t=1&source=conf

Please remember to take photos at the event and share them with MoveOn by emailing them to photos@moveon.org.

Thanks!

—Chris Percy

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

 

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on June 21st, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.