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Fight Trumpcare, July 10: It’s Trying to Claw Its Way Out of The Grave

 

July 10 UPDATE: The good news is your efforts to oppose Trumpcare have dealt the bill serious wounds, which might turn fatal. The bad news–and this shouldn’t be news, but, you know–Mitch McConnell and his ilk won’t back down and do what they should have done in the first place, aka negotiate a bipartisan bill–without a fight.

On July 7 the Washington Post ran a story titled Senate GOP and White House Plan Final, Urgent Blitz to Pass Health-Care Law, which you can read here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-gop-and-white-house-plan-final-urgent-blitz-to-pass-health-care-law/2017/07/07/08367830-631d-11e7-8adc-fea80e32bf47_story.html?utm_term=.240df7ad0d55

 

Now the bad news. Topher Spiro (who you should follow on Twitter at @TopherSpiro) said on Sunday July 9:

 

Everyone is leaving it all out on the field. You’re not alone in this fight. But you need to bring maximum pressure for 2 more weeks.

 

So, yeah. Two more weeks of this, minimum. Stopping Trumpcare may well eat July 2017, but so be it. We’re rescheduling non-Trumpcare queued posts to keep the focus on this particular fight, only putting forward those that are time-sensitive and which we already promised to post on specific days.

We’re now at the point in the horror movie when the serial killer is about to claw his way out of the grave and start attacking again.

Call your senators. Keep the pressure up. Keep urging your friends across the country to call, too.

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 make it damn clear that you are against the AHCA and you will vote for their opponents come reelection time.

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