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Here's what we'll cover this evening!
The Trumpcare zombie just came back to life—and may face its moment of truth just days from now.
For months, our movement has succeeded in revealing this disastrous legislation for what it is, delaying it and turning a done deal into an albatross for Republicans in the Senate. But the days ahead are unwritten, and we need to be stronger now than ever before.
Join the July Ready to Resist mass movement call, this Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT) for some #RealTalk on Trumpcare—including our successes in stopping it so far and how the next few days may unfold—and to prepare for the upcoming August congressional recess.
We know we face real challenges—still with health care, and with the Muslim Ban, relentless attacks on immigrants and undocumented youth, the constitutionality of this president, and much more. And yet, our movement is growing strong. Even Republican senators are admitting that "the health care resistance is working."1
This Sunday's speakers and trainers will do what they do best, breaking down the state of play and the actions each of us can take to continue to have the kind of collective impact that is already changing history:
- Ben Wikler, Washington director for MoveOn, will join us for the third installment of his lively updates on the health care fight from the nation's capitol as we head into a crucial, possibly make-or-break week.
- Rusty Williams is a fourth-generation, lifelong resident of West Virginia and a leader with West Virginia Citizen Action. When he was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and left without insurance, Rusty became active in advocating for patients' rights. Trump is headed to West Virginia Monday in a last-ditch effort to persuade Senator Shelley Moore Capito to support his disastrous health care plan, which would cripple the Medicaid program that 30% of West Virginians count on for health care. Rusty will tell the story of how West Virginians have effectively organized to stop Sen. Capito from taking away their health care.
- Mari Cordes, Marcia Dinkins, and Biola Jeje will lead a short training on how to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes during the upcoming monthlong August congressional recess. Mari Cordes has been a registered nurse for 30 years and is the former local union president of Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and a founding board member of Rights and Democracy Vermont. Marcia Dinkins is the executive director of the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative in Youngstown, Ohio. Biola Jeje is National Organizer with Resist Here, a project of the Working Families Organization.
- Jennifer Epps-Addison, President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy, will host the conversation.
It was conventional wisdom after the November election that Trump and Republicans in Washington would repeal Obamacare and take away our health care right away—literally, it could have happened on day one of the new administration.
Because we've continually raised our voices together, 181 days into the Trump administration, we've protected our health care and changed the conversation to continue pressing for Medicare for All.
Thanks for all you do.
—Victoria, David, Manny, Anne, and the rest of the team
P.S. To prepare for the upcoming August congressional recess, we've just today re-launched ResistanceRecess.com for anyone anywhere to share nonviolent actions they are taking this August to hold members of Congress accountable for their Trumpcare votes.
P.P.S. Glamour magazine profiled women leading the fight against Trumpcare and highlighted the role the Ready to Resist calls have played in building the resistance.2 Check out the story here.
1. "The health care resistance is working. Just ask a few Republican senators." Vox, July 20, 2017
2. "These Are the Women Who Spent Months Fighting the GOP's Health Care Bill," Glamour, July 21, 2017
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