Dear MoveOn member,
Mitch McConnell just announced that he plans to bring Trumpcare up for a final vote before senators go home to meet with our constituents—he's taken the unprecedented step of delaying the start of the August state work period until August 14 to give himself time to get the bill through.
This is it, my friends. If McConnell can't get it done by August 14, Trumpcare is likely dead. But McConnell is offering Republican senators all kinds of deals to get the last few votes he needs, and he wouldn't keep us in Washington, D.C., unless he thought that he had at least a decent chance to get the votes.
Over the next three weeks, every Republican senator will face enormous pressure from the GOP to get on board, so we need to put even more pressure on them to vote no.
Can you help MoveOn cover the costs of rapid-response digital ads, innovative tools that make it even easier to drive constituent calls to Congress, coordination of events in D.C. and around the country that put constituents at the heart of this debate, and last-minute grassroots organizing to defeat this catastrophic health care plan by chipping in $3 right now?
Why would anyone support this bill? How does this bill help real people with real challenges?
It's simple: It doesn't. (Because, and this is crucial: The Republicans drafted their health care repeal bill in secret, without a single Democrat or woman in the room.)
So here's the message I'm sending to my GOP colleagues in the Senate: This shouldn't be a matter of automatically supporting this bill if you're a Republican or objecting just because you're a Democrat. This is about what's right and what's wrong. Taking away health care from 22 million Americans in order to give the wealthiest of the wealthy a tax cut is just plain wrong.
MoveOn has played an enormous role in stopping Trumpcare already, and we could well be on the cusp of defeating it. But we're not there yet. Will you help MoveOn's campaign to stop the GOP's terrifying, self-serving health care bill once and for all?
Thanks for all you do.
U.S. Senator, California
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