Dear MoveOn member,
After multiple failed attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, my Republican colleagues in the Senate are trying one last-ditch, desperate effort to take away health care access from tens of millions of Americans.
Here's the truth: This bill, the Graham-Cassidy plan, is an even more damaging draft of Trumpcare than the ones before. Republicans know that it can't pass in the Senate under normal circumstances, so they're putting fast-track efforts into play.
They have until September 30 to pass this bill without the 60 votes they'd normally need, and because they know this plan is so harmful and is already incredibly unpopular, they are recklessly rushing to a vote in less than two weeks. They're not even letting the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office give a comprehensive score of the bill—including an estimate of how many millions of people would lose health care if this moral atrocity passes.
We need to stop this bill from passing, so that's why I'm asking you to support MoveOn's emergency campaign to defeat it. Your donation will pay for rapid-response ads and grassroots organizing to stop this bill now— before it's too late.
Here's what MoveOn is working on, and needs your help to expand:
- Keeping the phones ringing off the hook. They are actively driving calls over email and using advanced analytics and phone technology to empower volunteer teams to call and send text messages to millions of folks who are represented by Republican senators.
- Protesting on Capitol Hill and across the country to show the intensity of opposition to this bill. Just yesterday, MoveOn organized an emergency rally outside the Capitol that I and a dozen other senators attended—and now they are rolling out actions with allies all around the U.S. over the next 10 days.
- Running ads in targeted states that expose the horrific cost of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
- Making grants to local organizers in key states to aid emergency organizing efforts.
For many Americans, this legislation could mean the difference between life and death. The Graham-Cassidy bill not only rolls back protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, but also includes devastating cuts to Medicaid, dramatic cost increases for seniors and people with disabilities, and many other awful provisions.
If we don't act right now to stop Republicans from rushing this bill into law by September 30, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance.
Eddie, I need you to step up and join us in this fight now. Can I count on you to chip in to fund MoveOn's critical rapid-response work today?
I believe that we can defeat this bill—once and for all. But we can only succeed if all of us work together.
Thanks for all you do.
U.S. Senator, California
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