“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech”, or Taking Away Your Healthcare.
CALL TO ACTION: Last weekend, Donald Trump intentionally threw gasoline on the flames of the culture wars when he called for the firing of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. His statements have bounced around the internet and grabbed the attention of the media. While all of this has been going on, there is still a bill in Congress to repeal and destroy Obamacare.
With Trump’s new blasts against the NFL, he means to make us think we need to choose which fight will take the better part of our attention: Civil Rights, or Healthcare. We, as Americans, have the right to protest; it is LITERALLY enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Americans also have the right to health care, and if this bill passes? People will die.
We would never ask you to back down from one issue to fight the other – that’s what Trump wants. Instead, we urge you to fight both issues alongside each other.
We must NOT lose this ongoing war over Obamacare because we let our focus be shifted from the looming deadline of September 30th. So, every time you read something about the NFL players, every time someone argues that they don’t have a right to protest, call it out, tell them they’re wrong, tell them why, and then also call your Senator to ask them to vote against Graham-Cassidy! Call Marco Rubio. Call Senators Murkowski and Collins and tell them to vote against it.
For Democratic Senators, ask them to use every procedural tactic possible to run out the clock. For Republicans, you know what to do.
Collins and Murkowski have still not made a definitive statement about their vote. There is no room for error and no room for complacency – until the clock strikes midnight on October 1st, this isn’t over. We’re the only thing standing between the Senate and healthcare for millions of Americans.
The best way to beat Trump is to defeat his tactics AND his legislation. We can work both atrocities at once. Together. Never stop fighting until the fighting is done.
We stand with YOU.
In Solidarity always,
~The Indivisible Gainesville Team