The Senate unveiled their bill yesterday...
Friend -- The Senate's repeal bill covers millions less people, raises costs, decimates Medicaid, defunds Planned Parenthood, weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions, gives huge tax cuts to the rich, slashes funding for opioid treatment And on and on on. Tweet at a key senator today and let them know that we deserve better. twitter.com/intent/tweet Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Fri, Jun 23 · obama

Stand with Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats against health care repeal
"We live in the wealthiest nation on Earth. Surely, surely, we can do better than what the Republican health care bill promises." --Sen. Chuck Schumer Stand with Democrats to protect our health care. Pitch in so we can keep our new ad on the air and help spread the truth about how the GOP's health care repeal will hurt millions of hardworking Americans: my.democrats.org/Health-Care-Ad-AB
· Fri, Jun 23 · obama

President Obama just now: "It's about the character of our country"
Friend -- "After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It's about the character of our country - who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that's always worth fighting for." -- President Barack Obama, June 22, 2017 Obamacare has been a lifeline for millions -- commit to speaking out this week. Let's go: my.ofa.us/Worth-Fighting-For Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

BREAKING: Our new health care ad
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· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

The Senate just showed us their health care bill
Friend -- This morning, the Senate unveiled their Obamacare repeal plan. Unsurprisingly, it's just as cruel as the irresponsible bill the House passed in May. Here's what we know so far about this bill: It would: -- Insure fewer Americans than the current law and raise costs for millions more -- End Medicaid as we know it -- Eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood Health care is complicated. But the devastating impacts of this bill are not: If it passes, lives will be on the line. We're down to the wire, and we all need to do something -- anything -- to make a difference. Here are three ways to be heard: Get in touch with a key senator directly by making a call right now, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, or pitch in to fund the work ahead in the next few weeks. OFA volunteers continue to push back against congressional leaders' disastrous Obamacare repeal plan -- help them now: Make a call: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Senator Write a letter: my.ofa.us/Write-A-Letter-Now Chip in: my.ofa.us/Help-Us-Keep-Fighting Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

Get your new smartphone from CREDO Mobile before June's deals run out
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· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

The Senate's handling of health care is shocking
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne-- Details of the Senate version of Trumpcare are being released TODAY. Health care is in jeopardy. Millions of Americans could lose their coverage because Republicans are trying to give the wealthy tax cuts at the expense of everyone else. You and I both likely know people who would be directly impacted by the Obamacare repeal. Trumpcare must be stopped -- sign the petition to demand senators protect health care now>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Mitch McConnell and an all-male team of another dozen Republican senators wrote the Senate version of the health care bill in total secrecy -- and now he wants a vote on it next week. And while he harps on about how he thinks Obamacare was rushed, it's important to remember that there were no less than 45 hearings before Obamacare was passed. The Senate has not held a single hearing before their planned vote. In fact, even Republican senators outside the process don't know what is in the bill, but they sure do seem to be fine with the unprecedented and despicable secrecy of this process. It's time to tell your senators to do EVERYTHING they can to stop Trumpcare in its tracks>> site.pfaw.org/site/R The Senate version of the bill reportedly tracks very closely to the House bill that guts Medicaid and eliminates health care for 23 million Americans. To recap, the House Republican plan aims to reduce Medicaid spending by $800 billion over the next 10 years. And that will have dramatic consequences for A LOT of Americans. Nearly 50% of births are covered by Medicaid. It covers 76% of poor CHILDREN, 60% of children with disabilities, 40% of poor adults, and 30% of adults with disabilities. And the Senate bill could include even more long-terms cuts to Medicaid! Anne, this is not okay. Trumpcare is going to hurt a lot of people, and that's why Mitch McConnell and the GOP senators working on the bill are sneaking around, evading the transparency Americans deserve, and hoping that no one will notice. Thank you for all that you do, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                             Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

Join OFA's health care briefing call
Friend -- As President Obama's Chief of Staff, I talked with representatives and senators, on both sides of the aisle, almost every day I went to work. Maintaining those relationships was a major part of my job. So I feel pretty comfortable saying that what's happening right now in the Senate with this health care bill is completely unprecedented. As Senate leaders continue to rush through a bill that no one has seen to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid -- despite the fact that these programs are working for millions of families -- I'm left with one question: how does this make health care for Americans better? The bill would push millions of people off of their health care, taking away the financial security and peace of mind that comes with having insurance, and raise costs for everyone. All for the sake of a political "win." That will make health care in America worse -- and it's up to all of us to do something about it. Tomorrow, I'll be speaking on a call with OFA supporters and grassroots leaders from the many organizations fighting this important fight across the country. First and foremost, I want to thank you for all the work you've been doing to protect Americans' health care. We'll also be discussing updates on the health care front, and going over what you can do to stop the Senate from moving forward with their plan to repeal this law and harm so many of our fellow Americans. What: Health care briefing call When: Thursday, June 22 at 5 p.m. ET Where: RSVP below for your personal dial-in information. RSVP: myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/E4L8IMEOLSJK0UP I hope you can join tomorrow's call -- looking forward to talking with you. Denis McDonough Former White House Chief of Staff during the Obama administration
· Wed, Jun 21 · obama

Before it's too late...
ACTION ALERT: Stop the Republican health care repeal bill before it's too late. Sign now to tell Senate Republicans to vote NO! my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Republican-Health-Care-Bill
· Wed, Jun 21 · obama

Mitch McConnell ... a few years ago:
"This massive piece of legislation that seeks to restructure one-sixth of our economy is being written behind closed doors, without input from anyone, in an effort to jam it past not only the Senate, but the American people." That's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, seriously worried about Congress' process for passing a good health care bill. He's right on the money for one major health care initiative of the last ten years: Obamacare (2009): -- 270 hours of floor debate -- 100+ hearings -- 18 days of markups Repeal bill (2017): -- 20 hours of floor debate (the bare minimum...which hasn't even happened yet) -- 0 hearings -- 0 days of markups Mitch McConnell was wrong in 2009. But this time, he's exactly right. Call a key senator today and join the fight against this behind-closed-doors legislation: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Senator Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Wed, Jun 21 · obama

Defeat the GOP agenda - elect more Democrats
55 percent of Americans disapprove of the GOP's health care repeal bill. 51 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act. Every Republican who votes to repeal our health care will pay the price on Election Day. But only if we have the resources to beat them. Donate to help elect Democrats: my.democrats.org/Help-Democrats-Fight-Back-AB
· Wed, Jun 21 · obama

Left in the dark
Friend -- Last night, I stood on the floor of the Senate with my colleagues to speak out against a bill that is a disaster for the health care of millions of Americans. We took a stand together, and we took it well into the night, because this is too important. We stood for Medicaid patients. For families with people in nursing homes. For people who struggle with opioid addictions. For women who rely on Planned Parenthood. For the American people, who have been left in the dark since the very beginning. Here's the order of people who get to see the health care bill: 13 dudes in secret. Then, some lobbyists. Then, the Congressional Budget Office. Then, maybe, you and me. There are no markups. No hearings. No public discussions. There's just that back room, and the 13 people in it -- hiding their bill because they know exactly what's in it. There's only one way to make good legislation: to let the light shine in. That means hearings -- something every legislative body in America, from the school board to the county council, has regularly. Yet Senate leaders can't find the time to have a single one on a bill that impacts one-sixth of our country's economy. Health care is complicated. We need expert testimony. We need input. We need time to talk to the people we represent. That's how you get a good product. What we've been given instead is shameful. When they're done, this bill will be fruit from the poisonous tree. It can't be good -- because the process that produced it is so flawed. I won't stand for anything that's forced on the American people. I hope you won't, either. Sign on with OFA to say so: my.ofa.us/Raise-Your-Voice-Now Thank you, Senator Brian Schatz
· Tue, Jun 20 · obama

Left in the dark
Friend -- Last night, I stood on the floor of the Senate with my colleagues to speak out against a bill that is a disaster for the health care of millions of Americans. We took a stand together, and we took it well into the night, because this is too important. We stood for Medicaid patients. For families with people in nursing homes. For people who struggle with opioid addictions. For women who rely on Planned Parenthood. For the American people, who have been left in the dark since the very beginning. Here's the order of people who get to see the health care bill: 13 dudes in secret. Then, some lobbyists. Then, the Congressional Budget Office. Then, maybe, you and me. There are no markups. No hearings. No public discussions. There's just that back room, and the 13 people in it -- hiding their bill because they know exactly what's in it. There's only one way to make good legislation: to let the light shine in. That means hearings -- something every legislative body in America, from the school board to the county council, has regularly. Yet Senate leaders can't find the time to have a single one on a bill that impacts one-sixth of our country's economy. Health care is complicated. We need expert testimony. We need input. We need time to talk to the people we represent. That's how you get a good product. What we've been given instead is shameful. When they're done, this bill will be fruit from the poisonous tree. It can't be good -- because the process that produced it is so flawed. I won't stand for anything that's forced on the American people. I hope you won't, either. Sign on with OFA to say so: my.ofa.us/Raise-Your-Voice-Now Thank you, Senator Brian Schatz
· Tue, Jun 20 · obama

Last minute lies and dirty tricks
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, It's Election Day today in Georgia's 6th District and one of the election's last ads from the Right Wing is one of the dirtiest. A new ad by the pro-Trump super-PAC "Great America Alliance," targeting African American voters, uses an edited recording of Barack Obama reading from his book Dreams from My Father EGREGIOUSLY out of context. In a passage from the book, Obama recounts a conversation he had with a barber named Smitty shortly after he moved to Chicago about the city's politics before the election of its first black mayor, Harold Washington: "Had to be here before Harold to understand what he means to this city," Smitty said. "Before Harold, seemed like we'd always be second-class citizens." "Plantation politics," the man with the newspaper said. "That's just what it was, too," Smitty said. "A plantation. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we'd all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey. White folks spitting in our faces, and we'd reward 'em with the vote." The misleading new ad in Georgia edits the passage above and presents it to make it seem as though Obama is delivering these words as his own personal opinion of Democratic politicians in general: "Plantation politics. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we'd all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey." This is just an update to remind you that these are the kinds of underhanded right-wing tactics we're up against in every major election. Our organizers are on the ground in GA-06 helping to get progressive voters out to cast their ballots until the polls close at 7pm. THANK YOU so much to the thousands of PFAW supporters who have supported our work on this race with a donation or by volunteering. No matter what happens in today's election, we're continuing the fight against the Right's dangerous policy agenda and their dishonest politics. See updates from GA-06 on PFAW's Twitter and Facebook pages. PFAW on Twitter>> site.pfaw.org/site/R PFAW on Facebook>> site.pfaw.org/site/R And please consider a donation to help keep this working going well beyond the Georgia race -- to continue the fight to resist Trump Republicans and elect progressive champions. Donate>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thanks again, for all you do. -- Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director   donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                               Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Tue, Jun 20 · obama

13 guys in a secret room
Friend -- Conservatives in Congress have displayed a singular fixation on taking away access to health care from the most vulnerable people in our country. I continue to be amazed by how little empathy they seem to have for the millions of women, older Americans, and lower-income families who would be harmed by Obamacare repeal. Imagine being a cancer patient and being told your insurance company won't cover your treatments anymore because you've reached your lifetime limit. Imagine having a parent or grandparent with dementia who can't access the care they need anymore because of massive cuts to Medicaid. Imagine having those things happen purely because of an ideological crusade by certain members of Congress. When people's lives are on the line, they couldn't be less interested in partisan politics -- they just want access to the care they desperately need. We have to stop this law from being repealed. Add your name with OFA, and they'll be in touch soon to plug you in to the fight to protect affordable health care: my.ofa.us/Help-Save-Obamacare Here's the truth about what's going on: Somewhere in Washington, 13 men are working behind closed doors to hammer out the details of a disastrous bill that will upend millions of Americans' health care. The Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of countless families. Among other things, it was a massive victory for women's health. It said to women that you can't be charged more just because you're a woman. It said you can't have your coverage dropped because you become pregnant. It said you have a basic right to things like contraception, maternity care, and mammograms. Now, in total secrecy, 13 guys are crafting legislation to rip those protections away from us. Friend, if you stand with the millions of Americans whose access to health care is on the line -- and not with 13 guys in a secret room trying to roll it back -- say you'll be a part of this fight: my.ofa.us/Help-Save-Obamacare Thanks, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
· Tue, Jun 20 · obama

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· Tue, Jun 20 · obama

last chance (a defining moment)
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, Tomorrow's election in Georgia could be the moment that solidifies the power of the Resistance and shows that all the grassroots energy ... all the marches ... all the local organizing in every blue, red, and purple district in the country is a legitimate force for change at the ballot box. Our match offer is still on the table but it's expiring in just a couple of hours, and there's still nearly $4,000 in the pot -- money that will be LOST if we don't hit our goal (which could set our Election Day turnout efforts back). If you've given to support this work already, thank you. If you haven't, here's your chance. **Donations until midnight will be MATCHED!** Please help us flip this Republican district and send Jon Ossoff to Congress with an urgently needed donation right now>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you so much, The whole team at PFAW
· Mon, Jun 19 · obama

The kitchen sink email...
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, Georgia voters go to the polls in 12 hours. The polls have this race as an absolute dead heat. Our endorsed candidate, progressive Democrat Jon Ossoff, has been getting smeared by the GOP's Right-Wing Slime Machine with millions of dollars in attacks both on the air and on the ground. But because of your tremendous support, PFAW's throwing everything we've got into this race (even the kitchen sink, so to speak) and our work could make the difference in this election. >> We have staff and volunteers on the ground working to turn out every progressive voter in the district. >> We've sent two waves of mailed literature to 14,000 Latino voters in the district. >> And our state-of-the-art targeted mobile digital ads -- designed to engage voters all the way through Election Day -- have gotten such a tremendous response that we MORE THAN DOUBLED our buy, to hit another 20,000+ mostly minority voters. We need to keep it up all the way through tomorrow. And all donations until midnight tonight will be MATCHED -- doubling your impact in this final push! Will you pitch in whatever amount you can right now to help us fight back against Trump Republicans by electing progressives like Jon Ossoff? site.pfaw.org/site/R Thanks, Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director P.S. A group of committed PFAW donors have agreed to MATCH every online donation up to $50,000 in this final day before the election. Those are critical additional resources that we'll lose if we fail to hit the full amount before midnight -- so if you can help today, your gift will be doubled and go extra far in helping us bring home a progressive victory. donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                               Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Mon, Jun 19 · obama

Voices from Georgia's 6th District:
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, I'm here with the PFAW team in Georgia and we've been canvassing, phone banking, hitting as many local events as we can, and contacting voters via "text-a-thons" -- all to GET OUT THE VOTE to elect Jon Ossoff and #FlipThe6th! Working with allies from Planned Parenthood, Working America, Better Georgia, and others, we've been talking to hundreds of voters (and clocking many, many tens of thousands of steps on our fit bits)... Today is the most important day yet. Will you chip in what you can to help us bring it home and score a major progressive victory against Trump Republicans? site.pfaw.org/site/R ** ALL DONATIONS BEFORE MIDNIGHT WILL BE MATCHED! ** Thanks for all you do, Bradley Williams, Digital Organizing Coordinator   donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                               Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Mon, Jun 19 · obama

They don't even know what's in this
Friend -- Obamacare's opponents don't even know what's in the repeal bill they're about to bring up for a vote. It's increasingly clear that this bill is similar to the bill that the House rubber-stamped a few weeks ago, which would end Medicaid as we know it, and would be a disaster for millions of American families. But we've gotten no specifics and no answers. And that's not good enough. Not for you and me, or people like Matt from Illinois. In 2007, doctors told Matt he had three years to live. In his mid-30s, he'd been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer -- and within a year, he went bankrupt as he "maxed out" his coverage limit. Two brain surgeries, chemo, and radiation will do that. Then, Obamacare passed. Medicaid helped cover his co-pays, and chipped in for his anti-seizure medications and ongoing procedures. Matt got his life back. But now, he's back in the dark. He has no idea what's going to happen. "The fear is the worst part," he says. "I'm realistic -- I don't expect a miracle, but I do expect more from our representatives." At the very least, we should all expect they know what's in this secret repeal bill. Matt deserves answers. We all do. Call your senator today, and ask for answers: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Senator Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Mon, Jun 19 · obama

Signature needed: This is a health care emergency
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare ]Tell Senate Democrats: No business as usual while Republicans try to gut health care The petition to Senate Democrats reads: “Use every legislative tool at your disposal to block and resist Trumpcare.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare ]This is a health care emergency Closed door negotiations. Secret bills. Cancelled town halls. It is not surprising that Senate Republicans are going to such extreme lengths to jam through Trumpcare. Trumpcare is cruel, reckless, dangerous and unpopular.^1 It will take health insurance away from 23 million people, destroy Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, increase health care premiums for seniors, force low-income people to go without necessary care and punish people with pre-existing conditions. Senate Democrats know cruel and heartless Republicans are playing games to try to pass their deadly Trumpcare bill, but they are not doing enough to stop it. If Democrats do not act soon, and with every legislative tool available, to fight back against Mitch McConnell’s attempt to ram Trumpcare through the Senate, it will be too late. It is time for them to do everything they can to shine a light on what Republicans are doing and throw sand in the gears of their plans. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare ]Tell Senate Democrats: Use every legislative tool at your disposal to block and resist Trumpcare. Click here to sign the petition. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes in the Senate. Their leaders know that the more scrutiny there is of their heartless bill and the cowardly tactics they are using to try to pass it, the harder it will be to get so-called moderate Republicans to sign on. They also know that the longer they keep the bill secret, the harder it will be for us to mobilize opposition. That is why they are refusing to release drafts of the bill, hold public hearings or even move the bill through relevant committees. Senate Democrats must do more to push back. Beyond denouncing Republicans’ backroom dealings, the only thing Democrats have offered is an inadequate legislation that has no chance passing in a Republican-controlled Congress.^2 Democrats have more legislative leverage than simply introducing this message bill they have designed to get attention in the press. We have to speak out now to demand them to use that power. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare ]Tell Senate Democrats: Use every legislative tool at your disposal to block and resist Trumpcare. Click here to sign the petition. Because Republicans are using reconciliation, they can ultimately pass whatever bill they want if they can get at least 50 members of their caucus to toe the line (and use Mike Pence to break the tie). But Democrats can slow the process down and make it much harder for Republicans to get to 50. The first tool they have is withdrawing consent. Senate business can only move forward with unanimous consent. It only takes one senator to withhold consent, but once it is withheld, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would have to go through many time-consuming steps to accomplish even the smallest piece of business.^3 By publicly invoking such a dramatic tactic and dragging out the vote on Trumpcare, Democrats can focus attention on the bill’s extreme cruelty, the cowardly secrecy surrounding Republicans’ process and their radical departure from regular order.^4 If McConnell does bring Trumpcare to the floor for a vote, Democrats have another opportunity to slow things down. The final stage of a reconciliation vote, known as the vote-a-rama, allows for the introduction of unlimited amendments.^5 By introducing amendments, Senate Democrats can effectively filibuster Trumpcare and stand up for the millions of people who will be hurt by it. It is the ultimate tool in their toolbox, and Democrats should use it when the time comes. Progressive champion Sen. Jeff Merkley, who was the first senator to say he would filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, has already indicated he may be willing to withhold consent, but he cannot do it alone.^6 It is up to us to make sure every Senate Democrat understands the gravity of the situation and what is required. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare Thank you for standing up for health care today, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trumpcare ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Clio Chang, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14313 ]Senate Democrats need to go nuclear on Trumpcare right now." New Republic, June 13, 2017.  2. Jordain Carney, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14314 ]Dems push to require Senate hearing for ObamaCare repeal vote," The Hill, June 13, 2017.  3. Adam Jentleson, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14315 ]Senate Democrats have the power to stop Trump. All they have to do is use it." The Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2017.  4. Chang, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14313 ]Senate Democrats need to go nuclear on Trumpcare right now."  5. Thomas Kaplan, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14316 ]A Senate vote-a-rama primer, in case you plan to sleep tonight," The New York Times, Jan. 11, 2017.  6. Jeff Stein, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14317 ]Tweet," June 13, 2017.
· Mon, Jun 19 · obama

This is it, Anne!
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, TOMORROW, we have the chance to elect a progressive champion to the congressional seat once held by Newt Gingrich! Our work in this crucial race -- from ads to direct mail to field -- is having a MAJOR impact but the race is still neck-and-neck and the polls open in less than 24 hours. Donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R THANK YOU for every bit of help you can give in this critical final push! -- PFAW                           Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Mon, Jun 19 · obama

Neck-and-neck
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, Election Day is TOMORROW and the most recent polling out of Georgia has PFAW-endorsed progressive Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel TIED in the special congressional election! In this last week of this election, Republicans and right-wing groups have thrown everything they've got into smearing Jon and keeping this seat red. The National Republican Congressional Committee has been running ads tying Syrian refugees to ISIS and essentially accusing Ossoff of supporting terrorists. Vice President Mike Pence was in Georgia fundraising for Handel. And Trump himself released a robo-call that specifically attacks Jonfor his position on immigration reform. Trump Republicans know that if we win in Georgia and flip this seat, it will signal that their entire extreme agenda is threatened -- especially their efforts to take away healthcare from tens of millions of Americans and pass massive tax cuts for the rich. A group of committed PFAW donors have agreed to MATCH every online donation up to $50,000 in this final day before the election! Those are critical additional resources that we'll lose if we fail to hit the full amount before midnight -- so if you can help today, your gift will be doubled and go extra far in helping us bring home a progressive victory. Can you donate now to help us elect Jon Ossoff and send a young progressive champion to Congress? site.pfaw.org/site/R Karen Handel is exactly the kind of person Trump wants in Congress... someone who will enthusiastically rubber stamp his extreme agenda. Like Trump, Handel has paid lip service to the LGBTQ community and then thrown them under the bus. And Handel has been at the forefront of the Right's voter suppression efforts... when she was Georgia's Secretary of State she directed a purge of Georgia's voter rolls, tried to prevent Democratic candidates from appearing on the ballot, and was a strong proponent of a burdensome voter ID law. And just after they stripped the voter rolls and enacted that law, she quit her Secretary of State position early to run for governor. (Isn't that convenient?) Karen Handel doesn't belong in Congress, and that's why we're doing everything we can to stop her and elect Jon Ossoff. PFAW volunteers have been pounding the pavement for weeks and our organizers are on the ground getting out the progressive vote. ** ALL DONATIONS BEFORE MIDNIGHT WILL BE MATCHED! ** Please make a FULLY MATCHED donation now to help defeat Trump Republican Karen Handel and turn this red seat blue>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                               Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Mon, Jun 19 · obama

· Sun, Jun 18 · obama

There's still time to cast your June vote
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· Sun, Jun 18 · obama