Health care (thank you for this amazing win!)

Katie O'Connell, People For the American Way
2017-07-28 19:25:16
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, As you might have heard or read, a late-night vote to pass the Senate Republicans’ latest attempt at Obamacare repeal failed by exactly one vote when three Republicans -- Sens. John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski -- voted to kill the latest version of Trumpcare. What an AMAZING and hard-fought victory! MILLIONS of Americans can rest more easily today, knowing that -- for now -- their lifesaving health care will not be ripped away from them or their family members. THANK YOU for everything you did over these past months to speak out against and ultimately STOP Trump Republicans’ assault on health care. Let’s be clear that this victory was not handed to us by three Republican senators, it was won by activists across the country who put tremendous pressure on their lawmakers with rallies, sit-ins, petitions, endless phone calls, and more. Mitch McConnell has already indicated the Republican effort to repeal the ACA is only on pause, not finished. And in his floor statement, even Sen. McCain repeatedly reiterated his support for repealing Obamacare and promoted the myth of "Obamacare's collapse" (to be clear, it is not collapsing -- at least not without being undercut and sabotaged by Republicans or the Trump administration). So celebrate! Because this is a MAJOR win (and a big setback for the Trump and the Far Right). Add your name now to tell both the Senate and the House: REPEAL is unacceptable and any reforms must protect Americans' existing health care!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/dont-repeal-ACA/ A recap from Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight notes that "liberal activists flooded the phone lines of senators and showed up at town halls, making it clear to the Senate that they could face a backlash if they passed this legislation." And also points out: 1. The ultimate failure of this latest effort to repeal Obamacare was "not shocking," due to "the unpopularity of this legislation, both with the public and with Republican senators." 2. "Of course, this isn’t the first time the repeal effort has looked dead. It’s still possible Republicans will revive the process once again." After last night's vote the wind is at our backs but we must remain vigilant in demanding that future health care reform efforts be transparent, bipartisan, and, most important, PROTECT Americans' lifesaving health care -- not take it away. Sign the petition: Tell Congress we're going to keep fighting and that ACA repeal should remain dead!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/dont-repeal-ACA/ Thanks again for everything, congratulations on the win, and let's keep fighting! -- Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/75 This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
What happened last night was a victory, but we have to keep fighting.

People for the American Way


Dear Anne,

As you might have heard or read, a late-night vote to pass the Senate Republicans' latest attempt at Obamacare repeal failed by exactly one vote when three Republicans -- Sens. John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski -- voted to kill the bill.

What an AMAZING and hard-fought victory! MILLIONS of Americans can rest more easily today, knowing that -- for now -- their lifesaving health care will not be ripped away from them or their family members.

THANK YOU for everything you did over these past months to speak out against and ultimately STOP Trump Republicans' assault on health care.

Let's be clear that this victory was not handed to us by three Republican senators, it was won by activists across the country who put tremendous pressure on their lawmakers with rallies, sit-ins, petitions, endless phone calls, and more.

Mitch McConnell has already indicated the Republican effort to repeal the ACA is only on pause, not finished. And in his floor statement, even Sen. McCain repeatedly reiterated his support for repealing Obamacare and promoted the myth of "Obamacare's collapse" (to be clear, it is not collapsing -- at least not without being undercut and sabotaged by Republicans or the Trump administration).

So celebrate! Because this is a MAJOR win (and a big setback for the Trump and the Far Right).

But also re-energize, because this fight ain't over.

Add your name now to tell both the Senate and the House: REPEAL is unacceptable and any reforms must protect Americans' existing health care!>>

A recap from Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight notes that "liberal activists flooded the phone lines of senators and showed up at town halls, making it clear to the Senate that they could face a backlash if they passed this legislation."

And also points out:

  1. The ultimate failure of this latest effort to repeal Obamacare was "not shocking," due to "the unpopularity of this legislation, both with the public and with Republican senators."
  2. "Of course, this isn't the first time the repeal effort has looked dead. It's still possible Republicans will revive the process once again."

After last night's vote the wind is at our backs but we must remain vigilant in demanding that future health care reform efforts be transparent, bipartisan, and, most important, PROTECT Americans' lifesaving health care -- not take it away.

Sign the petition: Tell Congress we're going to keep fighting and that ACA repeal should remain dead!>>

Thanks again for everything, congratulations on the win, and let's keep fighting!

-- Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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