Stop Trumpcare, July 13 Update: Stake It Like Buffy

UPDATE July 13: The latest version of Trumpcare comes out today, with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score to follow on Monday. The GOP Senators will meet to discuss the bill today at 11:30 am.

Mitch McConnell is desperate. Senate majority leaders have threatened to cancel part or all of August recess before. He actually did cancel part of it because the GOP is so far behind in meeting its legislative goals. Read this Rick Wilson opinion piece to get a notion of what McConnell is up against (couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy):


You’re doing great. Keep it up.

You are Buffy the Trumpcare Slayer. Your stake is your phone. Go to work.

Call your senators.

What, you called them before? Call them again.

Call them even if you’ve called them every day since November 9, 2016.

Keep the pressure up.

Keep urging your friends across the country to call, too. Look at the list of senators below. Do any friends of yours live in those senators’ states? Get in touch with those friends first and get them to act.

Have you already asked them to call their Senators? Ask them to call them again. Yep. That’s where we are now. Time to nudge your friends to call their senators again.

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.


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.

Not following Topher Spiro on Twitter? He’s all over Trumpcare and will have news first. See his tweets here: