The Senate's health care bill 'The Better Care Reconciliation Act' has finally been shared with us. The bill intended to repeal the Affordable Care Act has massive cuts to women's health care, medicaid, and mental health coverage. It was assumed that the bill would be grim, as it was discussed in secret for so long, but the results are unacceptable.
Moments like these can be overwhelming. It's difficult to know where to start, what to do, or what actions will be most effective.
We have constructed a list of helpful sites to guide you through the process of calling your Senators. These sites make it easy- providing you with your Senator's phone numbers, a sample script of what to say, and in some cases a call to you. The Senate is going to try to push a vote for this as soon as possible so right now phone calls will be our most effective tool.
The time to take action is NOW!
5 Calls : On the left hand bar choose 'OPPOSE THE SENATE'S SECRETIVE TRUMPCARE BILL'. A description of the bill, your Senator's contact information, and a sample script will be provided for you. Chose options at the bottom to take you to the next Senator to call. 5 Calls also provides various other issues to choose from.
Planned Parenthood : This easy to use page provides you with a way to look up your Senator and a sample script to use if you would like to focus on the bills defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood is under threat yet again of being defunded. 2.4 million women, men, and young people in the United States visit Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers each year. An estimated one in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life.
Common Cause : Enter your address for a full list of your elected officials. After choosing your official you can view bills they sponsor, committees, and political contributions.