Tune in Sunday
Be sure to tune in Sunday at 9AM or Noon ET to watch Gov. John Kasich's interview on CNN State of the Union. Unity, be sure to tune in Sunday at 9AM or Noon ET to watch Gov. John Kasich's interview on CNN State of the Union. Earlier this week, Gov. Kasich spoke on the Today Show about the need for the President to condemn hate groups and work harder to unify America. Watch the interview (here). Thank you for all that you're doing to help spread Gov. Kasich's message! -Team Kasich Paid for by Kasich for America, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.JohnKasich.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system March 3, 2016. For more information please follow the URL below: email.sermodigital.com/p/ishM6BKENu Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.sermodigital.com/p/oshM6BKENu To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
Sat, Aug 19 kasich

Celebrate #19馃帀AND help elect women馃檶
Patricia, On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment was finally ratified, granting VOTES FOR WOMEN. Check out the shirt that celebrates this historic moment and supports pro-choice Democratic women. LOOK NOW: store.emilyslist.org/collections/apparel/products/votes-for-women-long-sleeve-tee - the EMILY's List team
Fri, Aug 18 clinton-hillary

[On Notice] 50 Republicans
Patricia, We've put a record 50 Republicans "On Notice" for their horrible anti-choice records, and that means we're planning to flip their seats in 2018. This is our most robust Republican opposition program ever. Voters know they deserve better than these guys. They deserve EMILY's List women. And we already have several EMILY's List women running against these Republicans with more to come. Donate to make sure we have the resources to recruit and train strong candidates to run against these 50 Republicans next year: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170811_email_OnNoticeText We've already endorsed women running against these three On Notice Republicans: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) once sent a fundraising letter to a bank calling out an employee who worked there for being one of his vocal opponents. She later resigned after being required to write a statement to the CEO. It's unacceptable for an elected official to intimidate their constituents like this. Our EMILY's List candidate running against him: Mikie Sherrill Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) once attended an anti-Muslim protest outside a fundraiser for disaster relief and women's shelters. He told the crowd that multiculturalism was paralyzing America. Our EMILY's List candidate running against him: Mai Khanh Tran And Trumpcare's Deciding Vote Dean Heller (NV-Senate) is one of our best opportunities to flip a Senate seat blue next year. After protesting about the heavy human cost of Trumpcare, Heller folded and was the deciding vote to advance the legislation. Our EMILY's List candidate running against him: Jacky Rosen If we have these three women's backs, they all can flip critical seats. Donate to help Mikie, Mai Khanh, Jacky, and the dozens of women we're recruiting to unseat On Notice Republicans: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170811_email_OnNoticeText Thank you, Jenna Kruse Vice President of Research, EMILY's List P.S. These 50 Republicans are just the start. We'll be putting more vulnerable Republicans On Notice over the next couple of months. Donate to help recruit and support pro-choice Democratic women to run against them: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170811_email_OnNoticeText
Thu, Aug 17 clinton-hillary

Your input is import to me
Dear Unity,聽 It would be a big help to me and My Faith Votes if you took my quick little four question survey <www3.myfaithvotes.org/2017_08_15_post_election_survey>.聽
Thu, Aug 17 carson-ben

Let鈥檚 meet at an upcoming rally
click.campaigns.rnchq.com/ Friend, You’ve seen how big our rallies have been this year. Each and every time we have one, the Fake News Media is FORCED to report on how strong and great our movement truly is. So at an upcoming rally, I want you to join me. I had my team put together a sweepstakes to give you and a friend the chance to fly out, attend a future incredible rally, and have our photo taken together. And you’ll get to see firsthand how incredible our movement is! Sounds pretty good right?
Thu, Aug 17 trump

Let鈥檚 meet at an upcoming rally
click.campaigns.rnchq.com/ Unity, You’ve seen how big our rallies have been this year. Each and every time we have one, the Fake News Media is FORCED to report on how strong and great our movement truly is. So at an upcoming rally, I want you to join me. I had my team put together a sweepstakes to give you and a friend the chance to fly out, attend a future incredible rally, and have our photo taken together. And you’ll get to see firsthand how incredible our movement is! Sounds pretty good right?
Thu, Aug 17 carson-ben

The "Alt-Left"
Friends, We have a president who insists on siding with white supremacists. He will not denounce those with hate in their heart who murdered a young woman for supporting equality. For so many of us, we are now living in a nightmare. It is unconscionable to compare those who fight for equality with those who believe that the color of one's skin determines superiority. As I said recently, my heart is skipping beats to think about all that my fore-parents endured to get to this point in time in America's history. And to have, in the 21st century, the president of the United States not boldly stand up and denounce racial violence is atrocious. Not only does he refuse to condemn the actions of people who would protest the funeral of someone they murdered, but he also dares to try and equivocate the actions of liberal protesters, the so called "alt-left," with those of Nazis and white supremacists. It is a disgusting false equivalency. There is no such thing as the "alt-left." Those who believe Medicare should be available to all Americans are not the same as Nazis. Those who believe that we must fix a broken criminal justice system that is unfair to black, brown and poor are not the same as Nazis. Those who think we should remove statues that were erected as a reminder of white supremacy are not the same as Nazis. What happens next is crucial for the future of our country. We must stand united for a better life for all, regardless of color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or class. It has never been more clear what the differences between the two sides are. There is the side of justice and the side of injustice. It is obvious what side Trump is on. There are more of us standing on the side of justice and together we will overcome the forces seeking to regress our nation. Our stories are our strength share yours with us. What motivates you to fight for social justice? Visit go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/social-justice?source=em170816-pt In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
Wed, Aug 16 sanders

[Senate] The map we're looking at >>
Patricia, We've endorsed 10 women running for Senate seats: Tammy Baldwin (WI) Maria Cantwell (WA) Dianne Feinstein (CA) Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) Mazie Hirono (HI) Amy Klobuchar (MN) Claire McCaskill (MO) Debbie Stabenow (MI) Elizabeth Warren (MA) Jacky Rosen (NV) Donate $3 to help all 10 of our endorsed women win their campaigns: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170816_email_SenateMap - the EMILY's List team
Wed, Aug 16 clinton-hillary

Watch: Gov. John Kasich on the Today Show
Gov. John Kasich was a guest on NBC's the Today Show, where he spoke about the need for the President to condemn hate groups. Unity, Gov. John Kasich was a guest on NBC's the Today Show, where he spoke about the need for the President to condemn hate groups. Please take a moment to watch this and share it on social media: Paid for by Kasich for America, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.JohnKasich.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system March 3, 2016. For more information please follow the URL below: email.sermodigital.com/p/isoA4Q-ElN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.sermodigital.com/p/osoA4Q-ElN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
Wed, Aug 16 kasich

Health insurance for EVERY child
Patricia, Roe v. Wade? Codified in law. The Paris Climate Accord? Still in it. Health insurance? It's now guaranteed for every single child and 95% of adults. No, this isn't a parallel universe. This is what Kate Brown has been able to accomplish as Oregon's governor. She's just one example of the progress our women make once they're in office -- particularly governors, a role with a lot of power. Kate, along with Gina Raimondo in Rhode Island, is up for re-election next year, and we've endorsed FIVE other women for governor, too. Donate to elect these progressive champions: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170811_email_AwesomeGovs Like Kate, our other gubernatorial candidates have records of getting things done. As a Georgia state legislator, Stacey Abrams pushed legislation that expanded kinship laws -- so a child's grandparents or other relatives have an easier time taking care of them if their parents aren't able to. If elected, Stacey would be the first EVER African American woman governor in the country. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who's running for governor of New Mexico and currently serves in the U.S. House, recently introduced a bill to shut down Trump's commission investigating voter fraud. Michelle is having none of Trump's thinly veiled attempts to attack voting rights. Gwen Graham and Gretchen Whitmer will bring Democratic leadership to two states currently hurt by Republican governors. As a Florida congresswoman, Gwen joined the Democratic sit-in to demand commonsense gun reform. And while in the Michigan Legislature, Gretchen passed a bill to expand Medicaid access to more than 600,000 Michiganders. And Cary Kennedy is competing in a crowded primary to keep Colorado blue after serving as state treasurer where she helped develop a billion-dollar program to repair and replace aging school buildings for Colorado kids. Imagine these women leading their respective states, showing the entire country what pro-choice Democratic women can do. Donate to help elect them: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170811_email_AwesomeGovs Thanks, Lucinda Guinn Vice President of Campaigns, EMILY's List
Tue, Aug 15 clinton-hillary

鈶 senators up for re-election >>
Patricia, THE MAKING OF EMILY, Vol. V 2012: We did something we had never done before and haven't done since -- we elected a record-breaking NINE women to the Senate! Tammy Baldwin (WI) Maria Cantwell (WA) Dianne Feinstein (CA) Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) Mazie Hirono (HI) Amy Klobuchar (MN) Claire McCaskill (MO) Debbie Stabenow (MI) Elizabeth Warren (MA) 2018: They're all up for re-election, AND we need to add Jacky Rosen (NV) to their ranks! Donate to re-elect the entire Senate class of 2012 and Jacky Rosen, too: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170814_email_ELHistoryVol5 - the EMILY's List team
Tue, Aug 15 clinton-hillary

Now it鈥檚 time! Are you ready to vote tomorrow?
Hey Unity, I鈥檓 following up on my email from last week reminding you about tomorrow鈥檚 election. I know like many people, there鈥檚 not enough time in the day and you probably haven鈥檛 had a chance to research the candidates, but tomorrow America needs your help! Tomorrow, there in your state of Utah, you have a primary election to nominate whom you wish to represent you in the U.S. House. In my opinion, primaries are every bit as important as the November election. The primary determines if there will be any candidates in the actual election who will represent your values 鈥 that鈥檚 why it is imperative that you vote. Before you cast your vote tomorrow, I need you to take 5 minutes and do three things: - Make sure you are 100% sure where to vote tomorrow using this tool <vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index>. Polling locations change from time to time so double-check. - Take some time and get familiar with those who are running in the race <ballotpedia.org/Utah%27s_3rd_Congressional_District_special_election,_2017> and the latest information on them. - Ask your spouse, your friend, your neighbor to join you, or even do it alone, but take a moment to pray. Ask the Lord to free you up to be able to vote tomorrow and ask Him to guide your vote. He knows who the best candidate is, so lean on Him. Faith makes America stronger, Jason Yates CEO My Faith Votes P.S. If you wouldn鈥檛 mind, please reply back to this message and let me know you casted a vote. Thank you and God bless! Find Your Polling Place 鈻 <vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index>My Faith Votes is a non-partisan movement focused on motivating Christians in America to participate in local and national elections and be active members of society. By partnering with local churches, pastors, and national faith leaders, My Faith Votes mobilizes and equips Christians to lead the conversation on the place of faith in culture and politics.
Mon, Aug 14 carson-ben

The latest
In response to the violence in Charlottesville, Gov. Kasich issued the following statement over the weekend. Unity, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Gov. Kasich issued the following statement over the weekend: "There is no place in America for this violence and vicious hatred coming from white nationalist, KKK & neo-nazi groups. These groups are corrupting our country's greatness. America can and must be better. This violence and hate must stop." You can view this statement on the Governor's Twitter account (here). Gov. Kasich on CBS Face the Nation In case you missed last weekend's interview, along with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, you can watch the full interview below. Both governors spoke about how America can accomplish so much if we'd end the partisan battles and come together to face our biggest challenges: Gov. Kasich Utilizing Innovative New Ideas to Fight Drug Abuse At this year's State of the State address, Gov. Kasich called for innovative new approaches to fighting drug abuse and addiction. This week, those efforts won national recognition when Ohio's Third Frontier Commission approved funding for the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. "Ohio Gov. John Kasich's call for scientific breakthroughs to fight the opioid epidemic has organizations around the state stepping up with proposals to solve the national crisis." [...] "These organizations are competing for a total of $20 million in grant money divided into two different types of initiatives, according to the Ohio Development Services Agency. $12 million is allocated to competitive research-and-development grants for ideas that already have some degree of development, the agency said. The grant money is being combined with $8 million for the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, a prize competition to help find solutions to overcome the epidemic." Ohio is currently spending a record $1 billion a year in a multi-front effort to fight drug abuse and addiction. Learn more about those efforts here. Thanks for all that you're doing to help! -Team Kasich Paid for by Kasich for America, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.JohnKasich.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system March 3, 2016. For more information please follow the URL below: email.sermodigital.com/p/isgZN2wENF Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.sermodigital.com/p/osgZN2wENF To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
Sun, Aug 13 kasich

Week 29: Tough and Decisive
Make America Great Again TRUMP PENCE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 8.12.17 PUTTING ISIS ON THE RUN Due to new policies adopted by the Trump administration, nearly a third of territory reclaimed from ISIS in Iraq and Syria since 2014 has been won in the past six months. When President Trump came into office he made the decision to delegate tactical decision-making authority to the commanders in the field, and that has made a key difference. Under this President, ISIS is on the run. We're rebuilding our military, restoring the arsenal of democracy, and once again giving our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard the resources and training they need to accomplish their mission and come home safe. Make America Great Again ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS President Trump held a briefing this Tuesday addressing the growing opioid crisis. President Trump believes the best way to combat drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place. The President is confident that by working with our health care and law enforcement experts, we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and opioid overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled since 1999. During President Trump鈥檚 campaign, he promised to fight this battle because, as President of the United States, his greatest responsibility is to protect the American people and to ensure their safety. Make America Great Again BREAKING RECORDS On Monday, the Dow closed at a record high for the ninth day in a row! It's clear that President Trump's leadership is already making a remarkable difference. Since inauguration day, businesses have created more than ONE MILLION new jobs while the stock market continues to hit all-time highs. Make America Great Again BEING TOUGH AND DECISIVE The United Nations imposed significant new sanctions on North Korea last weekend, in response to the dictatorship鈥檚 repeated ballistic missile tests. This combined effort to confront what is, among other things, the foremost national security threat to the United States, is a big win for President Trump. After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough and decisive!
Sat, Aug 12 trump

10 good reasons to open this email today >>
Patricia, 10 reasons to be fired up about next year's Senate races: 1. Tammy Baldwin (WI) 2. Maria Cantwell (WA) 3. Dianne Feinstein (CA) 4. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) 5. Mazie Hirono (HI) 6. Amy Klobuchar (MN) 7. Claire McCaskill (MO) 8. Jacky Rosen (NV) 9. Debbie Stabenow (MI) 10. Elizabeth Warren (MA) These women all need our help to win. Support our fierce Senate 10. DONATE $3: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170809_email_ThingsThatComeIn10 - the EMILY's List team
Thu, Aug 10 clinton-hillary

Color=?utf-8?q?=F0=9F=97=BB?=do's next governor
Patricia, We're proud to 鈥媓ave 鈥媏ndorse鈥媎鈥 CARY KENNEDY for governor of Colorado! > A progressive champion fighting in a crowded primary > Committed to protecting the environment > A fighter for education funding and better schools Colorado is a crucial swing state that has NEVER had a woman governor. Our support now could tip the scales in this full primary. Add your name to have Cary's back: secure.emilyslist.org/page/s/20170809_email_CaryKennedyEndo - the EMILY's List team
Thu, Aug 10 clinton-hillary

Every馃憦single馃憦day馃憦
Patricia, The health care repeal debate had many core-shaking moments. One that I can't stop thinking about was when Senator Mazie Hirono, recently diagnosed with kidney cancer, took to the Senate floor and made an impassioned plea to her colleagues: "Where is your compassion? Where is the care that you showed me when I was diagnosed with my illness? ... You showed me your care. You showed me your compassion. Where is that tonight?" Mazie knows the importance of affordable, comprehensive health care because she's living it. That's why she and the rest of our Senate women stood strong against Trumpcare, refusing to support anything that took health care away from others. Mazie is up for re-election next year, and we need to elect nine other EMILY's List women, too. Donate $3 to support all of them as they support all of us: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170808_email_Senate10Text In addition to Mazie, our women running in the Senate impress me every day. Tammy Baldwin, the first openly LGBTQ senator, strongly condemned President Trump's proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military. As the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Maria Cantwell is investigating whether the Trump administration is interfering with the work of those combating climate change. Dianne Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is making sure no stone is left unturned in the investigation on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Kirsten Gillibrand isn't giving up the fight for universal paid family leave -- she's working to build bipartisan support to pass her plan to guarantee 12 weeks paid time off for new parents. Amy Klobuchar has called on the Trump administration to rescind its request for massive amounts of voter data -- including social security numbers and birth dates -- even suggesting that the committee that issued the request go "jump in Lake Superior." Claire McCaskill is running a tough re-election race in a state that President Trump won last year, but she's stood strong against his harmful policies, voting against Trumpcare at every stage. Now, she's using the August recess to work with a bipartisan group of senators to make health care even better and more accessible. Jacky Rosen is our newest addition to this group -- she's taking on Trumpcare's Deciding Vote Dean Heller, the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate. I'm SO excited to watch her take his seat in November. No better woman for the job! While Kid Rock may be toying with the idea of running for Senate in Michigan, Debbie Stabenow is focusing on working for her constituents. She introduced a bill allowing people to buy into Medicare at age 55 -- a major step towards making health care more affordable and accessible. Elizabeth Warren kicked off the year holding Trump nominee Jeff Sessions accountable, and she hasn't stopped there. Last month, she grilled Trump's pick to oversee regulations on Wall Street, criticizing his "30-year career spinning through the revolving door in the private sector." Reports say he was left "visibly shaken." Our Senate women fight for us every. single. day. Let's make sure they have everything they need to head to the Senate again next year. Donate $3 to fight for them: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170808_email_Senate10Text Thanks, Jenna Kruse Vice President of Research, EMILY's List
Wed, Aug 9 clinton-hillary

Happy Birthday
Trey Gowdy for Congress
Wed, Aug 9 rubio

鈥淚鈥檝e been attacked鈥
"I've been attacked"
Wed, Aug 9 rubio

馃數House seats we need
Patricia, A major part of taking back the House in 2018 is keeping seats BLUE. We have three House candidates ready and running to hold the line next year: Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) in a district that Republicans consider a top target Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) in a state Trump won in 2016 Brittany Pettersen (CO-07) in an open seat that's been held by Ds and Rs Want to help these women win? DONATE: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170808_email_HouseHoldBlue - the EMILY's List team
Tue, Aug 8 clinton-hillary

Important Utah 3rd Congressional District Election is Only a Week Away!
Hey Unity, What a crazy few weeks it has been up there in DC. If you鈥檙e like me, you鈥檙e really beginning to wonder when everything is going to calm down in Washington so everyone can start to focus on things that really matter to you and me. No matter how the media may try to discourage us or how frustrated we may find ourselves being towards the whole political process, one thing I LOVE about America is that we get to hire and fire them all. As a resident of Utah, you get to do just that in a few days, on Tuesday, August 15th. Because former Congressman Jason Chaffetz resigned back in June, you get to help choose his replacement. I鈥檒l touch base again next week to let you know where to vote, but for now, I thought you might appreciate some ways you can learn more about the candidates as you begin to choose your next U.S. House Representative. <ballotpedia.org/Utah%27s_3rd_Congressional_District_special_election,_2017> I can鈥檛 tell you enough how important this election is鈥t will have a massive national impact for many months past the election. Faith makes America stronger, Jason Yates CEO My Faith Votes Learn About The Candidates 鈻 <ballotpedia.org/Utah%27s_3rd_Congressional_District_special_election,_2017>My Faith Votes is a non-partisan movement focused on motivating Christians in America to participate in local and national elections and be active members of society. By partnering with local churches, pastors, and national faith leaders, My Faith Votes mobilizes and equips Christians to lead the conversation on the place of faith in culture and politics.
Tue, Aug 8 carson-ben

[Run to Win] The next cities we're training in...
Patricia, Mark your calendar: Run to Win is coming to you! We've rolled out our most extensive training schedule ever: We're heading to 18 cities in the next six months -- and we're doing online trainings for the first time ever! All of the Run to Win 101 trainings are for women who want to learn more about running for office. You don't need to be planning a run to attend, just an interest in learning the basics of being a candidate for state and local office. Check out the list of cities we'll be in, and sign up to get invites for future trainings: secure.emilyslist.org/page/s/20170503_website_TrainingInterest Atlanta, GA: 8/12/2017 Columbus, OH: 8/19/2017 Pittsburgh, PA: 8/26/2017 Des Moines, IA: 8/27/2017 Denver, CO: 9/10/2017 Albuquerque, NM: 9/16/2017 Minneapolis, MN: 9/23/2017 Detroit, MI: 10/1/2017 Los Angeles, CA: 10/14/2017 San Francisco, CA: 10/15/2017 Portland, ME: 10/21/2017 Las Vegas, NV: 10/21/2017 New York, NY: 10/28/2017 Raleigh, NC: 11/11/2017 Manchester, NH: 12/2/2017 Dallas, TX: 12/9/2017 Baltimore, MD: January 2018 Miami, FL: TBD Don't see a training near you? We're putting together a series of online trainings, too. Sign up to make sure you receive invites: secure.emilyslist.org/page/s/20170503_website_TrainingInterest Hope to see you soon, M农thoni Wambu Kraal Vice President of National Outreach and Training, EMILY's List
Mon, Aug 7 clinton-hillary

Week 28: Back on Track
Make America Great Again TRUMP PENCE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 7.30.17 AMERICA IS BACK Have you seen the markets lately? Company after company is announcing record investments in America by the billions of dollars and thousands of American jobs. Foxconn鈥撯揳 world leader in manufacturing for computers, communications, and consumer electronics - announced this week plans to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the production of LCD panel products in Wisconsin. This week鈥檚 announcement is just the latest vote of confidence in President Trump and his economic agenda. Under President Trump, America is back!
Sat, Aug 5 trump

Tune in Sunday
Be sure to tune in to CBS Face The Nation this Sunday for a bipartisan discussion with Governor John Kasich and Governor John Hickenlooper. Unity, be sure to tune in to CBS Face The Nation this Sunday for a bipartisan discussion with Governor John Kasich and Governor John Hickenlooper. They'll discuss how Republicans can keep their promise to fix the harmful parts of Obamacare and reach across the isle to ensure that we're putting in place meaningful reforms that will last. You can check your local listing time (here). Also, in case you missed Gov. Kasich's latest op-ed in the Boston Globe, you can read it below: Boston Globe: Pushing the Reset Button on Health Care Like me, many Americans breathed a deep sigh of relief in late July to hear courageous US senators say, at last, "enough is enough" on the latest effort to fix America's health care system. Their votes called a halt to what seemed like a never-ending replay of "Groundhog Day," marked by a repeated but unsuccessful push for one-party solutions to health care reform. It was an encouraging sign that there may no longer be an appetite in Congress - among rank-and-file members, if not leadership - for partisan-driven reforms that are contrived behind closed doors. After all, we've been down that road before - an unmapped, dead-end street that may be paved with good intentions, but ultimately leads us nowhere. It's the same path, with a different party at the wheel, that got us where we are today with Obamacare, a one-sided package of reforms pushed through Congress in 2010. Make no mistake - there are serious flaws in Obamacare that must be fixed. And I, like most governors, am convinced that addressing those flaws must continue to be a top congressional priority. But the unacceptable House and Senate plans we've seen in recent months would have failed to address some of the current system's most serious flaws, while leaving millions of our states' most vulnerable citizens behind. The Senate's defeat of this most recent attempt to repair America's health care system gives Congress a golden opportunity to start over by applying a much smarter approach - not repeal or replace, but "reset." Throughout my career in public office, I've learned that meaningful change happens only with bipartisan support, open debate, and the normal push and pull of the legislative process. The best next step is for Republicans and Democrats to work openly together on an issue we all agree needs to be fixed: stabilizing our individual health insurance market, as we watch those markets continue to fail in both red and blue states. I'm encouraged to see that Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray have planned bipartisan hearings, and have asked hospitals, doctors, nurses, and others impacted by the health insurance industry to help shape new reforms. A willingness to stabilize the markets will help build a bipartisan foundation that will be essential to developing a long-lasting and sustainable health care plan. By rediscovering how to work together on these issues, we can begin to create a model that will lend itself to tackling a wider set of problems with solutions that are essential to our nation's progress, complex issues like tax reform, entitlements, and ways to bridge the growing divide between the rich and poor. My call for pushing "reset" by working together on our nation's challenges is not some new idea or pipe dream. I know it can be done, because I've seen it done. In the 1990s, I was proud to be part of the team in Congress that worked across the aisle to overhaul our federal welfare programs, reform the Pentagon, and balance the federal budget (what a concept!) for the first time in decades. These bipartisan reforms began moving America down a better path, but at some point, Congress lost its way. To help Congress reset the health care debate, I've been working with a bipartisan group of governors - including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker - to create a roadmap that can result in an improved health insurance system that is available and affordable for every American. We stand ready to work with our congressional delegations to develop a plan that is fiscally sound and provides affordable coverage for our most vulnerable citizens. Push "reset" and let's get started! Paid for by Kasich for America, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. www.JohnKasich.com This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system March 3, 2016. For more information please follow the URL below: email.sermodigital.com/p/iWlT2uEEvN Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: email.sermodigital.com/p/oWlT2uEEvN To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
Sat, Aug 5 kasich