Dear MoveOn member,
Together, we just did something big.
Last night, once again, Republicans couldn't pass Trumpcare, because millions of Americans—MoveOn members and many others—rose up and stopped them.
By just one vote, the Senate rejected the latest version of Trumpcare, which would've stripped health care from 16 million people, raised premiums for millions more, and defunded Planned Parenthood. In the days leading up to this vote, MoveOn members made more than 100,000 calls to the Senate, staged emergency rallies around the country, and shared MoveOn-produced videos on health care that've now been seen over 10 million times—all following months of relentless grassroots organizing.
And as the Senate was preparing to vote, MoveOn members gathered at a rally outside the Capitol. Joined by allies, elected officials, and other Americans from all walks of life, we chanted so loudly that we could be heard inside the halls of the Capitol itself! Moments after the vote, at 1:30 a.m., Senate Democrats joined the electrified crowd—sharing spine-tingling words about the power of grassroots activism and the need to always keep up the fight. People at the rally, some of whom had been there for over seven hours and some of whom were mothers with sleeping children in strollers and carriers, stood up and shared their own stories of what this victory meant to them.
There is plenty of work to be done—to protect the Affordable Care Act from new versions of Trumpcare and sabotage by the administration, to build the campaign that asserts health care is a human right and creates a Medicare-for-All-style single-payer system, to bring this grassroots energy to so many other fronts. But for today, let's savor this win, which belongs to the grassroots.
And let's say thank you to the 51 senators who resisted McConnell and Trump and rejected Trumpcare.
Democrats were absolutely united in this fight—which was critical to last night's victory. Can you thank Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand by posting a message to their Facebook page or over Twitter, thanking them for fighting for our health care? You can say something like "Thank you for fighting for health care for all Americans and stopping Trumpcare! You've saved health care for tens of millions of us. KEEP FIGHTING—and let's work towards Medicare for All!"
Here are different ways to share that message:
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KirstenGillibrand/
- Tweeting and using their handle: @SenGillibrand
- By giving them a call: Kirsten Gillibrand (D) - (202) 224-4451
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senschumer
- Tweeting and using their handle: @SenSchumer
- By giving them a call: Chuck Schumer (D) - (202) 224-6542
We know the big-money interests that bought off so many Republican votes won't rest, and they'll look for new ways to pursue their agenda. We won't rest either. This weekend, MoveOn members are participating in 250 "listening canvasses" around the country, talking to neighbors and learning what matters most to our communities, including how our neighbors are thinking about the need for affordable health care. And MoveOn members are participating in 140 "Lives on the Line" actions this weekend—rallies and speak-outs to stand for health care for all Americans and against any attempt to kick Americans off health care.
Join us at either of these events this weekend—click here for canvasses or click here for "Lives on the Line"—as we continue to thank the senators who stood for health care, shame those who vote to take health care from millions of Americans, and build on the momentum from last night's victory.
Thanks for all you do.
—Anna, Emma, Ben, Anne, and the rest of the team
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