9/24 Weekly Call to Action
Each week, we'll gather the week's most relevant advocacy actions, legislation, and events so that we can target our actions to have the most impact. We'll bring in happenings at the local, state, and national level from several sources so you can have a one-stop shop for your information and advocacy actions. If you come across an item to include in an upcoming Call to Action post, please send us a link through the Contact form on this site. Thanks for your advocacy!!
So, this is it. We have just 7 days to kill TrumpCare for good. We know we have hounded you, and this is our final call! John McCain's "No" vote and Susan Collins leaning to “No” don't mean anything until we see the deadline pass. This bill doesn’t pass the Kimmel Test (watch his monologue if you haven’t already). It’s opposed by a bipartisan group of governors, Medicaid directors in all 50 states (that’s huge for all you non-wonks), and consumer healthcare groups (think AARP) and associations of medical professionals (the American Medical Association).
Call to Actions- Do These Things!
LOCAL Elections are happening in TWO months! Have you donated or signed up to canvass for a candidate you believe in? Visit the IFRR elections wiki to find races and candidates in YOUR town: https://indivisiblefrr.org/wiki/index.php?title=2017_elections. If your area is reliably blue, find a sister district that isn't and help there.
State Actions this Week
MONDAY: Participate in the local and national call-ins for healthcare, here https://www.facebook.com/events/153277748591589 and here https://www.facebook.com/events/741402339380332/
TUESDAY: Sign up for ALL DAY shifts at Gardner's offices: https://www.facebook.com/events/145466102725746/
WEDNESDAY: Make plans to join the 6AM Vigil in downtown Denver: https://www.facebook.com/events/2048134995414996
CALL. CALL. CALL Senator Gardner to let him no you oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill. This is our final push to get over the line!
Fill up the phone lines in all of Senator Gardner's offices:
Denver Metro Office- (303) 391-5777
Fort Collins Office- (970) 484-3502
Pueblo Office- (719) 543-1324
Yuma Office- (970) 848-3095
Colorado Springs Office- (719) 632-6706
Durango office- (970) 259-1231
Grand Junction Office- (970) 245-9553
Washington, D.C. Office- (202) 224-5941
Greeley Office- (970) 352-5546
National Actions - From our National Indivisible Coalition in Washington, D.C.
ALERT! WE HAVE 5 DAYS TO DEFEAT TRUMPCARE! The main thing everyone must do this week is to let your senators know how much you hate this bill and how much you’ll make them pay for supporting it. Make a call (make many calls!), show up, make your voice heard! Be sure to use our resources, contact info, call scripts, and event registration and RSVP on www.trumpcareten.org! BONUS: if you’re in a state with two Democratic senators who oppose Graham-Cassidy, or you’ve made all your calls for the day to your own senators, use our peer-to-peer calling tool to reach constituents in key red states and connect them with their Senators. Without your calls, this bill will pass. You’ve already dialed 191,000 times. Let’s light up those phone lines!
- National Day of Action to #KillTheBill. Indivisible groups across the country have registered more than 60 actions for a day of action today, Monday, September 25th, and dozens more this week. Whether it’s a sit-in or a die-in, you need to show up! Use our website to see if there’s an event in your area -- if not, create one now.
- Our blue state/red state calling tool is changing the healthcare fight. Help fund more calls to stop TrumpCare once and for all. Last week, we told you we were pulling out all the stops. We weren’t kidding. 191,000 dials. 37,000 minutes of calls. This tool is a game-changer and we need your help keep the calls going into the offices of persuadable Republicans like Senator Murkowski of Alaska and Senator Capito of West Virginia.
- A ban is a ban and it’s unconstitutional. Late last night, the Trump administration issued a revised Muslim ban that included non-Muslim majority countries. These revisions don’t change the fact that this ban is unconstitutional and un-American. Stay updated on what the new ban means by visiting www.nomuslimbanever.com.
- Ask your MoC to immediately pass emergency disaster relief for Puerto Rico. 3.5 million Americans live in Puerto Rico, and right now they need federal support. Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island, leaving at least ten dead, and millions without power. Puerto Rico deserves the same immediate federal response that victims of Hurricane Harvey received. Ask your members of Congress to make sure they get it without delay.
Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!
Immigration (National Level) - H.R. 3695- Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act
Upcoming Events - Go to these places!
Monday, September 25
All Day Graham-Cassidy: Call Your Senators! By Trish Zornio
Tuesday, September 26
9am-5pm On Tuesday, Sept 26th, we're calling for people to flood Cory Gardner's offices around the state (again) to register their objections to the Cassidy-Graham repeal bill in person. This link takes you out to a site where you can sign up for a slot, and gives you tips on what to say. Prepare your statement on paper in case there are no staff there when you arrive. You can leave it on the door!
Wednesday, September 27
6am Vigil on Morning of Graham-Cassidy Vote
Senator Gardner's Office- 721 19th St, Denver, CO 80202-2503, United States
5pm Anadarko Forum: Fight the Frack!
Erie Community Center in Erie, Colorado