Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO SAVE ACA FUND FUND COST SHARING REDUCTION PAYMENTS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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SAVE ACA AND FUND COST SHARING REDUCTION PAYMENTS
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#ProtectOurCare
#SaveACA
Trump has been sabotaging the ACA since taking office. Once engaged citizens like YOU halted GOP efforts to repeal the ACA, Trump is determined to do it himself. Trump’s latest assault is to openly refuse to pay cost sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies. 
CSR subsidies are how the federal government helps low income patients with co-payments and deductibles. These are not insurance company bailouts. 
Eliminating CSR subsidies will
• raise premiums by up to 20% in 2018. Oregon managed to avoid most of this premium jump but has instructed insurers to increase premiums by 7% because of Trump’s actions
• increase the national deficit by $194 billion
• result in 1 million Americans losing their insurance
• cause insurers to leave the individual marketplace – which is already happening in Montana 
Bipartisan support exists for CSR subsidies. In a joint editorial, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich (R) and Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D) stressed that “[w[hile paying. . .CRS subsidies is a tough pill for some Republicans to swallow, stabilizing the market should be even more important.” 
Trump is hurting America by eliminating CRS subsidies. Congress must step in and fund them.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENATIVE**
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for everyone but Walden.
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. Thank you for everything you did to save the ACA. Now, it needs your help again. President Trump has cancelled Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments – this will hurt low income patients the most. Please do all you can to pass clean CSR payment funding. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Walden.
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am very worried about Cost Sharing Reduction payments. These payments are not bailouts. They pay for services and help make healthcare affordable for low-income patients. Please stop playing games with our healthcare and pass CSR payment funding. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: CHECK YOUR INSURANCE ENROLLMENT STATUS**
Do you or your friends wonder if health insurance is too expensive? Most can find a plan for $50-100 a month. Check out www.healthcare.gov for more info
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY 
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN 
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 10/16

TOWN HALL with US Representative Suzanne Bonamici
Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00 pm
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community Hall, 207 N Spruce Street
INCO will have Agree/Disagree signs for you to display during this event.

Please post your photos on INCO's Facebook page, and/or send to incoregon@gmail.com.
ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org
Contact your Members of Congress now.
How will they know what you want if you don't tell them? 
1. Rein in Trump's reckless attacks on foreign allies and global institutions. Even better, do it with Congressional Republicans and Democrats. The risk that Donald Trump poses to the security of the United States escalated dramatically this week. (Check out our running list of the ways Trump is making us less safe.)
2. Stop the #TrumpTaxScam. Read more here

3.  Fight the new TrumpCare, and stop the dismantling of ObamaCare. Here's an encouraging article, including a step-by-step guide for volunteers like us to Get America Covered by the ACA. Read how here.

Pass a bipartisan health care stabilization bill that will protect consumers.
 On Thursday, Trump took two executive actions in his attempt to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and do some of what Senate Republicans were unable to do (twice). First, he issued an executive order designed to siphon healthy people out of the regular insurance markets; then, he ordered that the administration stop making payments to insurers that they depend on to provide financial assistance to low-income consumers. Both actions will result in higher premiums and more uninsured Americans...and will cost taxpayers more than just making sure people can get coverage. Read more here

4. Pass a clean #DreamActNow. DREAMers aren’t bargaining chips for increased detention and deportations, a border wall, and putting a target on undocumented parents. Read more here
 
5. Tell the administration: #NoMuslimBanEver.  Trump’s third attempt at a refugee ban (adding Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela and removing Sudan) takes effect on October 18. On 10/18, Indivisible.org is joining dozens of organizations including Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Law Caucus, Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)’s San Francisco-Bay chapter, MPower Change, and MASA Organizing to fight against Trump’s white supremacist agenda and declare: No Muslim Ban Ever. Read more here.  
INCO's Faces of Democracy
Rainy Rally Reminiscence
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, October 17Town Hall - US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, 6:00pm, Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community Hall, 207 N Spruce Street. INCO will have Agree/Disagree signs for you show as she talks.

Wednesday, October 18 - INCO Vote the Future Team meeting, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room

Friday, October 20 
Hispanic Cultural Celebration and Fundraiser for Families Affected by ICE, 7 pm, Chautauqua Lodge, 304 14th St NW, Long Beach, WA 98631; auction, music, pinatas, and more. Hosted by INCO Washington Peninsula, ACLU People Power, and the Dogoodnics.


UPCOMING
Wednesday, October 25 - Cannon Beach Indivisible, 6 PM, Tolovana Hall. Our special speaker will be Julie Bosworth from Moms Demand Action, a national group formed to work to prevent gun violence and monitor national and regional proposed gun legislation.  The meeting will also include planning for the "Get Out the Vote, 2018" and a Fall and Winter to-do list.  See you there & bring a friend!

Saturday, October 28 - Warrenton INCO meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's, Warrenton

Tuesday, November 7 - INCO Oppose Bigotry Team meeting, 6 - 7:30 pm, Joan Herman's home in Astoria. All are invited to 
help us plan what proactive activities we want to organize and support. For directions, email Joan at catladyjoan@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 8 - INCO Reading Group, 6:30 pm, Carolyn Eady's home in Astoria.  This month's book is 'This Flight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class," by Senator Elizabeth Warren. For directions, email Carolyn at cebeady@outlook.com.
MEET OUR INDIVISIBLES
Steve loves a challenge, whether it's biking up Astoria's hills or co-leading Astoria INCO and the Oppose Bigotry Team to welcome all to our area. Read more here.
 
Who are INCO's leaders-inspirers-motivators-organizers?  Find out here.
“The point is that the relative freedom which we enjoy depends on public opinion. The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”
-- George Orwell, "Freedom of the Park"

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Just arrived: 15 bumper stickers with the "In Our America" flag graphic. Contact incoregon@gmail.com if you'd like one.

Get involved with your INCO Community Group today in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria, Washington Peninsula.

The '5 calls' app is a convenient way to make your calls. The app provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy. Sign up here.  
 
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INCO Weekly Newsletter   October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO HELP PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, October 16, 2017
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REAL HELP FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
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#PuertoRicoRelief
#HurricaneMaria
Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, 85% of residents are without electricity and 40% are without running water. The Virgin Islands, hit by two Category 5 storms, also suffered extreme devastation. 
Trump threatened to end aid to the islands, but the backlash was so strong that he reversed course. Trump grumbled that FEMA can’t stay in Puerto Rico “forever.” But FEMA is still in New Orleans, twelve years after Hurricane Katrina. Reconstruction there has cost more than $13 billion so far. 
Last week the House passed a $36.5 billion disaster aid package covering all states hit by hurricane and forest fires; the Senate will take it up after the current recess. 
The relief package is heavy on loans and light on grants – a problem since Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands had effectively declared bankruptcy just before the hurricane. Now they must accept more debt wrapped into their relief packages. And Trump’s reinstatement of Jones Act will make things more expensive.
Let’s urge our Senators to work for the best possible package – which offers more outright aid rather than new debt. Let’s ask our Senators to champion relief that will meet the islands’ real needs.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OF OUR SENATORS **
(or leave a voice mail after hours)
SAMPLE SCRIPT `
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. Congress must quickly pass a hurricane relief package for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands -- but one with grants rather than loans. Please provide real relief rather than piling debt upon the islands’ current high debt. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: Please consider making a donation to aid hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean. Here are some options. Thank you for helping to alleviate this humanitarian crisis and showing your support the hurricane victims.
Unidos: http://bit.ly/2jRvg7E
Global Giving: http://bit.ly/2wGxEiR
One America Appeal: https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY 
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN 
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

Friday, October 13, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN

From Indivisible Oregon....

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, October 13, 2017
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STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN
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#ProtectOurCare
#HandsOffMyBC

Trump’s Access Hollywood tape laid bare his low opinion of women. Now Trump’s and the GOP’s attacks on women continue.

Trump rolled back the Obamacare mandate that employers provide female contraception at no out of pocket cost. HHS argues that this mandate promotes “risky sexual behavior” and is costly.  These arguments are false. Access to contraception decreases unintended pregnancies and saves tax payers’ money.

The House of Representatives passed HR 36 banning abortions after 20 weeks. This unconsitutional bill criminalizes abortion and contains no exceptions for medical conditions. Women carrying a non-viable fetus or suffering serious health conditions exacerbated by pregnancy would have to carry a fetus to term.

Access to reproductive care equals economic justice for women by allowing for:
• economic empowerment: improving women’s wages
• educational opportunities: helping women to attend and stay in college
• reductions in child poverty
• decrease in ovarian and endometrial cancer deaths

America can’t realize its full potential if women don’t have economic justice.  Oregon’s Democratic MoCs understand this and are staunch reproductive rights advocates. They need our support to stop HR 36 in the Senate. Let’s make sure they have it.

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**ACTION: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code I am very concerned about the GOP’s war on women and the 20 week abortion ban.  This unconstitutional bill criminalizes abortion and doesn’t take into account the mother’s or fetus’s health. Access to reproductive care provides economic justice for women.  Thank you for supporting reproductive rights.  Please do all you can to stop HR 36 from passing the Senate.  Thank you.”

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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691


** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

Thursday, October 12, 2017

INCO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 10/12

Our apologies for the delay. A technical glitch and a bit of human error interfered with our usual Monday morning delivery.
ACTION PRIORITIES
 www.indivisible.org
Contact your Members of Congress now.
How will they know what you want if you don't tell them? 

1. Strengthen hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Read Indivisible's report here.

2. Enact sensible gun safety laws to prevent gun-related murders and suicides. "Thoughts and prayers" are not enough. Read Indivisible's report here.

3. Reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program.
 Congress delayed reauthorizing a program giving 9 million kids health insurance. Oregon's funds run out by December, Washington's by March. Read Indivisible's report here.


4. The Trump-GOP tax scam.  The GOP is pushing boggling budget cuts to provide more tax cuts for the wealthy. Indivisible's report is here. The Tax Policy Center analysis is here.

5. DACA. Congress needs to enact legislation that provides permanent relief to childhood arrivals. Read Indivisible's updated report here.
INCO Indivisibles in Action
"Thanks to Nancy Cook and Clatsop Community College for encouraging kindness at the Ales & Ideas lecture last night (October 5) at Fort George Brewery, and for inviting us to share info/education about Immigration in this country, how it works and how we can be supportive to many members of our community. Astoria Community Group co-organizers Tiffiny Whitney Mitchell & Steve Bronstein manning the table - a great evening, great subject matter, great energy to spread out in our lives." 
-- 
Nancy Montgomery, INCO Events team leader

Thanks to Nancy for organizing this exciting example of community and business cooperation and outreach.
 If you know of other events that INCO might be able to participate in with publicity, a table, attendance, etc., please contact INCO at incoregon@gmail.com.   
INCO's Faces of Democracy
At recent rallies in Astoria
HAPPENINGS
Check for details and new posts on our events page.

THIS WEEK
NEW DATE & LOCATION: Thursday October 10 - Astoria INCO Monthly meeting, 6 pm - set up & social, 6:30-8 - meeting; Winekraft, 80 10th Street, by the Riverwalk.

Thursday, October 12 - Resistance School - Sustaining the Resistance and Sharing Stories; 6 -8 pm; Seaside Library Community Room


Saturday, October 14 - Warrenton INCO meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's, Warrenton

UPCOMING
Tuesday, October 17Town Hall - US Representative Suzanne Bonamici, 6:00pm,
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community Hall, 207 N Spruce Street

Wednesday, October 18 - INCO Vote the Future Team meeting, Wednesday,  6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room

Wednesday, October 25 - Cannon Beach Indivisible, 6 PM, Tolovana Hall. Our special speaker will be Julie Bosworth from Moms Demand Action, a national group formed to work to prevent gun violence and monitor national and regional proposed gun legislation.  The meeting will also include planning for the "Get Out the Vote, 2018" and a Fall and Winter to-do list.  See you there & bring a friend!

Saturday, October 28 - Warrenton INCO meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's, Warrenton

Tuesday, November 7 - INCO Oppose Bigotry Team meeting, 6 - 7:30 pm, Joan Herman's home in Astoria. All are invited to 
help us plan what proactive activities we want to organize and support. For directions, email Joan at catladyjoan@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 8 - INCO Reading Group, 6:30 pm, Carolyn Eady's home in Astoria.  This month's book is 'This Flight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class.' For directions, email Carolyn at cebeady@outlook.com.
MEET OUR INDIVISIBLES
A co-leader of the Cannon Beach-Manzanita INCO, Tracy is inspired by these words, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Read more here.
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"The worst form of liberal arrogance is to dismiss the forces that brought Trump to power and are feeding resurgent nationalism around the world. Nobody was ever persuaded by being made to feel stupid.”

- Roger Cohen, New York Times, September, 2017
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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Public Citizen is a national non-profit that takes on all kinds of issues with government, such as banking regulations that affect our daily lives. Here's a sample of information and suggested action you can take.
 
The power of grassroots activism helped defeat coal trains along the Columbia River. Victory video here with Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper.

Get involved with your INCO Community Group today in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria, Washington Peninsula.

The '5 calls' app is a convenient way to make your calls. The app provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy. Sign up here.  
 
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at incoregon@gmail.com
Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. They can join INCO here and ask to join our closed Facebook group.

INCO is supported entirely by your donations! Donate here.
INCO Weekly Newsletter   October 9, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO PASS A CLEAN DREAM ACT

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE: PASS CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW
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#DefendDACA
#DreamAct
On Sunday, Trump revealed more of his white supremacist agenda, demanding that Congress accept his anti-immigrant wish list in exchange for allowing Dreamers (less than 10% of undocumented immigrants) to remain in the U.S. 
Dreamers grew up and went to school here, speak English, are law-abiding, and are Americans in all but name. DACA represents our government’s promise of safety—which Trump has broken. Threatening them with deportation, much less expelling them en masse, is reprehensible. 80% of Americans, all congressional Democrats and many Republicans agree.
Although congressional action has largely stalled, Dreamers deserve a clean Dream Act, rather than being a bargaining chip used by the extreme right to crack down on immigration.
As a last resort, when government funding expires on December 8, Democrats say they may attach the Dream Act to the must-pass budget package necessary to avert a government shutdown. 
We must turn this “may” into a “must.” Tell our MoCs we are counting on them to push for speedy passage in both Houses. Otherwise, they must put colleagues on notice that, when government funding expires on December 8, they will vote against any continuing resolution that does not include a clean Dream Act.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR BLUMENAUER, BONAMICI, DEFAZIO, AND SHRADER
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Thank you for signing the discharge petition to bring the DREAM Act (HR.3440) to the House floor. Please push for its quick passage, without enforcement amendments, so that young immigrants can continue to contribute to our society without fear of deportation. I am also asking for your promise that, if the Dream Act is not yet law, you will vote against the December continuing resolution unless it contains a clean Dream Act. Thank you."
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my support for the DREAM Act (HR.3440). I urge you to sign the discharge petition and vote to give those who arrived in the United States as children a path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship. Thank you."
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**ACTION 2: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Thank you for your commitment to the Dreamers and the actions you plan on their behalf. I understand that you are working hard to get three bills passed that will protect childhood arrivals—the Dream Act, granting them permanent legal status, the Dreamer Confidentiality Act, to protect their private information, and the Bridge Act, extending DACA for three more years. Please promise that you will, if necessary, attach these bills, without enforcement provisions, to the continuing resolution to keep the government open, and that you will vote against any continuing resolution that does not include them. Thank you."
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR MERKLEY 
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR WYDEN 
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP CUTS TO MEDICAID AND MEDICARE

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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STOP CUTS TO MEDICAID AND MEDICARE
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#ProtectOurCare

The “official” ACA repeal failed, but Republicans are still coming after our health care.

According to Senator Schumer: “Republicans used their Trumpcare bill to stick in tax cuts for the rich while they were officially desiccating Medicaid. Now they’re using their tax-cut plan and sneaking in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare.”

Medicare and Medicaid cuts are hidden in the tax bill, which is hidden in the budget resolution, which is contained in the reconciliation process that allows passage with only 50. The whole plan is a Russian nesting doll in awful wrapping paper.

The Senate Budget Committee passed a resolution cutting $1 trillion from Medicaid and $473 billion from Medicare over the next decade—all so Republicans can give the wealthy tax cuts. These cuts are deeper than any ACA repeal bill which cut Medicaid by approximately $800 billion and Medicare not at all.

Medicaid covers 1 in 5 Americans, and 55 million use Medicare. We cannot abandon these patients. Congress must be told that cuts to Medicaid and Medicare are unacceptable – especially to finance tax breaks for the wealthy.

This is the same as the ACA repeal fight – just in different packaging. Let’s get calling.

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**ACTION: CALL BOTH SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for all Reps but Walden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned that the GOP is using the tax and budget process to cut Medicaid and Medicare. Please do all you can to stop these cuts. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned that your party is using the tax and budget process to cut Medicaid and Medicare. America made it clear during the ACA repeal process that we value our healthcare. Please listen to your constituents and vote ‘no’ on these cuts. We will remember your vote. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code I am very concerned that the GOP is using the tax and budget process to cut Medicaid and Medicare. They are using the same tactics they used in their ACA repeals and hope to pass this with 50 votes. Please use all Senate procedural tools to make sure these cuts don’t happen. You helped save the ACA. We are counting on you to save our health care again. Thanks for all you do.”

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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**