UPDATE July 6: Yep, we bumped the new posts forward to give the spotlight to fighting the AHCA.
Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) of Vox tweets:
5 of the biggest progressive groups will stage sit-ins @ 21 Senate GOP offices. 100s of arrests expected in mass act of civil disobedience.
Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) has the link to more info about the sit-ins:
From the Action Network link:
Inspired by ADAPT’s courageous nonviolent sit-ins last week targeting Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, we believe greater nonviolent direct action is called for to elevate the impact and unpopularity of the healthcare bill within the media and to pressure Republican Senators to vote NO on the bill.
#AllOfUs, Democracy Spring, Democratic Socialists of America, Our Revolution, People’s Consortium, Progressive Democrats of America, ResistHere, Ultraviolet, and Working Families Party are working together to organize, coordinate, and support sit-ins at Senate offices across the country on Thursday, July 6th. We will target as many Republican Senators as possible with a common demand that they vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
You can sign up through the link above. You have several choices for participation: Sit-in and risk arrest; attend the sit-in, but don’t risk arrest; support the sit-in remotely; not sure, but keep me posted.
The larger point: The AHCA is not dead yet. Call your senators. Keep the pressure up.
It’s especially important to call if any of these people are your senators:
Susan Collins of Maine
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Rob Portman of Ohio
Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Cory Gardner of Colorado
Dean Heller of Nevada
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Jeff Flake of Arizona (but wish him condolences–his father died June 26)
Dan Sullivan of Arkansas
Bob Corker of Tennessee
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
Richard Shelby of Alabama
Luther Strange of Alabama
Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin
See https://trumpcaretoolkit.org for phone numbers and tweetable statistics about health care coverage loss in these senators’ states.
If your senators are solid Dems, call and thank them for standing firm against the AHCA.
If your senators are Republicans, call call call call call, and join the sit-in if you can.