When I wrote you earlier this week, Mitch McConnell was offering Republican senators all kinds of deals to get the last few votes he needs to pass Trumpcare. Today, he released a revised version of the bill—and amazingly, it's just as bad.
The bill still kicks millions of Americans off health care, slashes Medicaid, and defunds Planned Parenthood. But the new version also threatens protections for people with pre-existing conditions—which can be anything from cancer to pregnancy to mental illness to diabetes to addiction.
The pressure on my Republican colleagues to fall into line is incredible. McConnell doesn’t have the votes to pass a bill yet—but he is planning on keeping us in Washington, D.C., through August 14 to force Trumpcare through.
That’s why I’m writing to urgently ask you to support MoveOn’s powerful and sophisticated grassroots campaign to compel three (or more) Republican senators to put their constituents’ lives and well-being ahead of party loyalty by chipping in $3 right now. Are you in?
For more details on what MoveOn is doing and why your support matters, see my message from earlier this week, below:
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 be delaying the start of the recess 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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