Dear MoveOn member,
The GOP is gearing up to gut Medicare—but we can stop them if we act NOW.
In less than 24 hours, MoveOn and a coalition of progressive groups will join Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer at the Capitol to unveil a massive joint Medicare petition to GOP leaders.
This will be a major press event, and the size of our petition is like a thermometer showing the grassroots energy to defend Medicare. With all the groups combined, we're on the verge of reaching one million signatures, but it's up to MoveOn members to get us there.
Fighting Republican efforts to gut Medicare could be the key to Democrats turning the tide against Trump and the GOP. This is an issue that unites progressives and most Americans, while dividing the right. Already, Republicans are running scared on this issue, trying to avoid answering questions from the press.1
That's why it's so critical to demonstrate right away, this week, that the public is riled up and ready to fight. Hitting a million signatures with this petition will make sure it gets noticed in D.C. If we show Republicans the level of outrage they'll face if they follow through on their plan to go after Medicare, we can scare them off the case—and make them think twice about gutting Obamacare and Medicaid, too.
The first key moment is the petition delivery tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. ET. Can you sign the petition and help make sure it's so big it can't be ignored?
Thanks for all you do.
—Ben W., Emma, Manny, Hannah, and the rest of the team
1. "GOP's Medicare plans run into wall in the Senate," Politico, December 2, 2016
2. "Trump pledged to protect Medicare. His choice for health secretary has other ideas," Los Angeles Times, November 29, 2016
3. "America's Health Care Elixir," U.S. News & World Report, July 30, 2015
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