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: