This is not a drill: TrumpCare is BACK!

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Call your senators at (866) 246-9371 to stop the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Its-Baaack-2Senate Republicans almost have enough votes to pass the last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced last week by Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), Dean Heller (NV), and Ron Johnson (WI).

The Graham-Cassidy bill is just a new name on a revival of the harmful and unpopular provisions of previous Republican repeal efforts. Like the others, it would decimate Medicaid and roll back essential protections for people living with pre-existing conditions, including HIV. Sept. 30 is the deadline to repeal the ACA with only 50 votes.

Read more about the devastating impacts the Graham-Cassidy bill would have here.

The clock is ticking. It’s time to hit the phones and the streets again. Call (866) 246-9371 now to connect to your U.S. senators and demand that they oppose Graham-Cassidy. Also, click here to post directly on their social media pages.

We know you have fought tirelessly to protect access to care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and other pre-existing medical conditions, access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and Medicaid, on which 40% of PLHIV rely. We can do this again!

TAKE ACTION! 

  1. Call (866) 246-9371to tell your senators to oppose Graham-Cassidy. Keep calling every day until the bill is dead!Sample script:
    Hello, I am a constituent of Senator [NAME]. I am calling because I am a person living with HIV/advocate for people living with HIV. I am gravely concerned about the Graham-Cassidy bill, which will cause millions of people to lose health care coverage, and will especially affect seniors, people with disabilities, and chronic illnesses. Please tell Senator [NAME] that I urge her/him to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill and ANY further attempts to dismantle health care and cut Medicaid. 
  2. Tell your senators to VOTE NO on social media. Click here to post and tweet directly at your senators.
  3. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 26: National HIV Call In Day. Organize everyone you know to make calls on that day. You can organize a phone bank to make calls to amplify the effect. Here are some tips on organizing a phone bank.
  4. Organize or attend a rally or other event in your district to protest any repeal of the ACA. Find some events here. You can also grab a few friends, coworkers or neighbors and show up outside your senators’ local offices with signs. Go inside and talk to their staff about your concerns. Tell them you urge the senator to vote NO on Graham-Cassidy.

Category: Health Care for our Lives, Human Rights & Social Justice

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