This page lists Daily Actions that you can perform. Some take some time, but others are quick actions that have a lot of impact. We are listing them in Facebook and on this page for maximum visibility. Devote a portion of your day to united activity that, together, makes a difference.
June 27, 2017
[ ] The pressure on delaying or killing the Trumpcare bill continues. The ruckus from the American people is real and having an impact. And now that the Congressional Budget Office score shows that 22 million vulnerable people will be lose health care, things look bleak for the bill. The Congress wants to go on recess this week, so they may rush approval through. Please continue to pressure lawmakers to kill this turkey. Details are at http://rvdr.me/90773.
June 26, 2017
[ ] Tell senators Warner and Kaine to go back to the drawing board — don’t rush a healthcare bill that will destroy thousands of lives! For more, go to https://www.facebook.com/YourDailyAction/posts/451973428501310.
June 22, 2017
[ ] Today’s Daily Action is from Linda Falkerson, HRI Healthcare Interest Group. She said:
The Senate GOP Health Care Bill is out and the bottom line is Medicaid funding is slashed, premiums will go up, subsidies will be lowered and taxes for the wealth are repealed.
I called the offices of swing state Senators and left a personal message on how the Senate healthcare bill will affect my daughter. You can do the same. Personal stories are most effective. No need to tell ’em where you live, it’s voicemail!
Susan Collins (ME) – 202-224-2523
Lisa Murkowski (AK) – 202-224-6665
Dean Heller (NV) – 202-224-6244
Shelley Moore Capito (WV) – 202-224-6472
Bill Cassidy (LA) – 202-224-5824
Rob Portman (OH) – 202-224-3353
Tom Cotton (AR) – 202-224-2353
Cory Gardner (CO) – 202-224-5941
Jeff Flake (AZ) – 202-224-4521
Pat Toomey (PA) – 202-224-4254
Dan Sullivan (AK) – 202-224-3004
Download the Trumpcare Action Plan here: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/stop-trumpcare-june-action-plan/
June 21, 2017
[ ] Tell Senators Warner and Kaine that they should use Trump’s own words (the ACHA is “mean”) to lobby Republican colleagues. For details: https://www.facebook.com/YourDailyAction/posts/449732048725448
June 15, 2017
[ ] Let our representatives know your best thoughts are with them in light of yesterday’s tragic shooting. Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/YourDailyAction/posts/447083235656996?sw_fnr_id=420443564. Find our representative contact information here: http://herndonrestonindivisible.com/contact-your-congress-person/
June 12, 2017
[ ] Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate Attorney General Sessions over his Russia contacts & lies. Click here for more information.
June 9, 2017
[ ] REMIND SOMEONE YOU KNOW ABOUT TUESDAY’S PRIMARY
Call or e-mail someone you know to make sure they know about Virginia Primary Election Day. Do they know their polling place? Do they have transportation? Have they set aside a day part to get to the polls? That’s Tuesday, June 13. A lot of good voter information is at http://www.elections.virginia.gov/voter-outreach/.
June 8, 2017
[ ] NO END RUN DURING COMEY HEARING
Tell Senators Warner and Kaine not to let Mitch McConnell take away our healthcare while the country is focused on Comey’s testimony. Call (844) 241-1141 and http://rvdr.me/84015 for details.
June 7, 2017
[ ] IT’S TIME FOR ANSWERS
Tomorrow at 10am former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee and today’s Daily Action is to make sure that they are asking Comey the right questions by calling (844) 241-1141.
It’s important that they focus on both Comey’s interactions with Trump and the progress of the investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 elections. Make sure these questions or any others that you have, are on their radar:
-Did Trump attempt to interfere with the investigation?
-In his letter firing Comey, Trump says that Comey told him that he was not under investigation by the FBI – is this true?
-Was Comey ever aware of the fact that Trump was recording their conversations?
-In Comey’s judgment, is there evidence of Russian interference with the 2016 elections?
These are a few of the many questions the Committee will hopefully ask tomorrow. Make the call to keep them accountable and above all, make sure they know that this hearing is extremely important to you.
Even if you don’t feel comfortable suggesting questions, make your voice heard simply by telling them the importance of this hearing and that you are counting on them to follow the truth wherever it leads.
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[ ] Here we go again! The Republicans are coming after Obamacare and this time, the Freedom Caucus says they could support the revised language of a replacement bill. Tell your representative we stopped them in March & we’ll do it again! Details are here: http://rvdr.me/77862
[ ] Sh-t is hitting the fan. The Freedom Caucus has just announced it will support the latest far-right salvo in the battle to repeal and replace Obamacare, putting legislation within reach of passing in the House. The latest changes let states easily opt out of ACA requirements that insurers (1) not charge people higher premiums just because they have a pre-existing condition and (2) offer a comprehensive set of essential health benefits. The idea is so bad that the draft proposal actually exempted members of Congress and their staffs from loss of these consumer protections. They have only backed off on that part after the press started sniffing around and making a stink about the exemption.
TIME TO START CALLING OUR REPRESENTATIVES. Please take two minutes to call Barbara Comstock and Gerry Connolly to tell them to stand firm against this latest outrage. Start today and keep it up.
Barbara Comstock: (202) 225-5136 or (703) 404-6903
Gerry Connolly: (202) 225-1492 or (703) 256-3071
(Thanks to Julie Schoenman, HRI Healthcare Interest Group for this post.)
[ ] House Republicans have yet another attack on working Americans up their sleeve. The so-called “Working Families Flexibility Act”, or HR 1180, threatens overtime pay for all.
The bill allows employers to offer paid time off in place of overtime pay. Many people count on overtime pay to make up for stagnant wages, giving them a shot at more income to provide for their families.
(Thanks to Daily KOS for this post.)
[ ] Ask Rep. Barbara Comstock to strongly oppose the MacArthur Amendment to the AHCA. This amendment uses limited waivers to undermine minimum health care benefits and protections for people with pre-existing conditions. This tactic may win votes from the Freedom Caucus, but it hurts constituents in the 10th District. Trump recently also threatened to withhold federal subsidies for the ACA in an attempt to bring Democrats to the bargaining table. If she is truly a moderate, she will publicly reject this kind of brinksmanship which threatens our health care. Right now, her silence leaves her constituents questioning her resolve. http://bit.ly/MacArthurACHA (Thank you Indivisible VA District 10)
[ ] Contact your representative to say NO to the Mexican border wall. Besides the fact that it is a bizarre, inappropriate, and non-working approach to the problem, the U.S. taxpayer will be saddled with the astronomical cost (contrary to Trump’s campaign promise). If we were smart enough to reject the Bridge to Nowhere, why are we falling for this gigantic folly?
[ ] Join Indivisible VA District 10 in tell Barbara Comstock that you are disappointed in her neglecting to have a town hall meeting and you want to request one. Click here to read more about #ReclaimRecess.
[ ] Tell your representative to vote NO on H.R. 634. This bill would eliminate the Election Assistance Commission. Tell them you want to keep our elections secure and private!
[ ] Attend the Ken Plum and Janet Howell town meeting tonight to say thanks to both for standing with us. Starts at 7:30 to at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.