CALL TO ACTION: Indivisible Gainesville needs YOU to stop the dangerous American Health Care Act (AHCA)

CALL TO ACTION: Indivisible Gainesville needs YOU to stop the dangerous American Health Care Act (AHCA)

Join this Facebook event: Stop #TrumpCare Senate Call-In Day. The goal is to flood Senate offices with phone calls opposing the AHCA all day.

The Senate wants to bypass normal legislative procedures and force a vote on the AHCA  (TrumpCare) by the end of the month. So now is the time to act! With guidance from the Stop TrumpCare in June Action Guide, we have created a toolkit for you to take action targeting Senator Marco Rubio. We demand that he REJECT this bill and PROTECT his constituents. The launch of this toolkit will kick off actions by Indivisible Gainesville to save the Affordable Care Act until it goes to a vote.

This week’s focus is the phones! After a record-breaking number of phone calls to Congress during the first five months of the Trump administration, phone calls have returned to pre-Trump levels. Only we have the power to change that! The national Indivisible Team has announced that today is Stop #TrumpCare Senate Call-In Day. The link is to the Facebook event, and we urge you to join it! The goal is to flood Senate offices with phone calls opposing the AHCA all day.

When this dangerous bill went to the House of Representatives, YOUR relentless phone calls stopped the first version of the bill. Let’s do that again!

Below, you will find phone numbers, call scripts, and other tools that will help get you started. We have created themed call scripts as a starting point and encourage you to personalize them with your thoughts and concerns. Remember, we are asking Senator Rubio to consider the impact this bill will have on Floridians like YOU. Go to Indivisible’s State-by-State Guide to see the impact the AHCA will have on Florida.

So, set a reminder in your phone, write it in your daily planner, set an alarm—do whatever it takes for you to make the call EVERY DAY until Senator Rubio acknowledges that the vast majority of his constituents OPPOSE this bill.

We ask that you continue to tweet, share, and spread our message far and wide. Let’s show Senator Rubio that we truly are INDIVISIBLE.

Senator Rubio Office Phone Numbers:

  • Orlando: (407) 254-2573
  • Miami: (305) 418-8553
  • Pensacola: (850) 433-2603
  • Jacksonville: (904) 354-4300
  • Tallahassee: (850) 599-9100
  • Palm Beach: (561) 775 3360
  • Toll Free: (866) 630-7106
  • DC: 202-224-3041

Senator Rubio – Specific Staffers to Target

Ansley Rhyne, Legislative Assistant
ansley_rhyne@rubio.senate.gov
202-224-3041

Ted Sacasa, Legislative Aide
eduardo_sacasa@rubio.senate.gov
202-224-3041

Indivisible Gainesville also understands that not everyone has the ability or the desire to speak on the phone with their member of congress. We have included links to alternative ways to reach Senator Rubio.

Other Ways to Reach Your Senator:

5 Calls https://5calls.org/ Spend 5 minutes make 5 calls

ResistBot https://resistbot.news/ Text RESIST to 50409 to send voice messages, faxes, and mailed letters to your MoC and Governor

Countable (available in app stores) Send video messages to your MoC so they know you’re serious

Democracy IO https://democracy.io/#!/ Simple to use web based site for writing all of your MoC

Take A Stance http://takeastance.us/ Available for IOS or Android, record voice messages for your MoC

Here are your Sample Call Scripts:
*Remember, you may always call after hours if you prefer to leave a message, just be sure to leave your full name and address to be counted*

Call script 1 Focus: Improve the ACA, NOT Repeal

“Hello, my name is [name] and I am calling from [zip code]. I would like to tell [senator’s name] how the Affordable Care Act has helped [name of person].  [Tell your personal story)  I ask that [Senator’s name] votes NO to the AHCA and focuses on improving the Affordable Care Act to ensure better access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare. Thank you for your time in answering the phones.”

Call script 2 Focus: Public Hearings

Hello, my name is [name] and I am calling from [zip code]. I am calling to request that [Senator’s name] demand that all members of the Senate, not just an all-male working group, are allowed to participate in debate and offer amendments on the healthcare legislation. Behind closed doors is no place to have a debate which affects the lives of all Americans.  Please ask [Senator’s name] to push for public hearings and full participation of the entire Senate. Thank you for your time in answering the phones.”

Call script 3 Focus: Pre-existing conditions

Hello, my name is [name] and I am calling from [zip code]. I am calling to ask that [Senator’s name] commit to voting against the AHCA. This bill will cause people with pre-existing conditions to be charged unaffordable premiums and make healthcare essentially inaccessible. I also would like to state that the senator should vote against any bill that eliminates funding for Medicaid.”

We will be rolling out one written call script per day on Facebook and Twitter starting tomorrow. The more you share and re-tweet those call scripts, the more progress we can make!

WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER.

In Solidarity,
~Indivisible Gainesville

 

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