WEEKLY ACTION ITEMS
ACTION 1: Take action against the horrific health care bill passed by House Republicans. Insist your Senators to do everything in their power to stop the bill’s passage in the Senate.
Thanks to all MVCAN members who called and texted to oppose this terrible piece of legislation.
After the disastrous passage of House Republicans’ “repeal and replace” bill, it is essential that we contact our representatives in the Senate and urge them to use all means necessary to defeat the bill. Like the previous version of this bill, which was introduced in March, the current version will take health care coverage away from tens of millions of Americans, while causing large premium increases for older people, the poor, and the sick. This evisceration of health care for those most in need will serve as an excuse to create tax cuts for the wealthiest in our society. Even worse, Trumpcare 2.0 will permit states to obtain a waiver so that people with pre-existing conditions can be segregated into high-risk pools with higher premiums and less coverage.
What to Do
Call Our Senators and ask them to do everything in their power to stop the bill’s passage in the Senate.
Put these numbers in your phone. If you don't get through to one, try another. All messages go to the same place:
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, SF (415) 393-0707, LA (310) 914-7300, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
- Sen. Kamala Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, Sac/Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, LA (213) 894-5000, SD (619) 239-3884
If you do not get through on the phone, email (Sen. Feinstein, in particular, reads and counts emails):
For your out-of-state friends: Look up your Senator’s phone number
ACTION 2: Call the FCC: Don't Kill Net Neutrality
On May 18, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on the first step in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality. Pai wants the FCC to give up its role in protecting internet users and instead ask companies to voluntarily police themselves. The three FCC commissioners will vote to begin considering his plan over the coming months.
Call now to be connected to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Michael O’Reilly, the two Republican FCC commissioners who are trying to kill net neutrality.
See individual Action Team links, below, to get involved in more actions, or visit the MVCAN Action Team page.
Thank you for taking these important actions today!