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ACTION ALERT: Today matters – we need your voice!

It’s incredible to watch our community of advocates in action. For months now, you’ve been putting in countless hours of your own time calling, emailing, showing up at offices, and rallying to save health care in America. Your persistence is paying off. Over the past couple days, the Senate has voted down their original repeal bill, and a second version which rolls back large portions of the ACA with no replacement. It’s because of your advocacy that they didn’t have the votes for either of these versions.

But this fight isn’t over yet. This is the last day of debate – we expect a final vote tonight or tomorrow morning. The other side is working harder than ever to buy off reluctant Senators and get them to vote yes. We have to make one thing clear to our Senators: political favors might be currency in Congress, but we can’t use them to pay our medical bills. No deal is worth risking our lives for.

We can still stop this dangerous process — but only if you stay involved. Here’s what you can do:

Script for calling your Senator
My name is [your full name]. I’m a constituent of Senator [Name], and I live in [your town]. I’m calling to ask the Senator to vote NO on repealing the Affordable Care Act. If any repeal bill is passed, millions of Americans will lose health insurance. This bill takes away protections that patients depend on, and it will return us to the bad old days when people with disabilities like [me/ my family member/ my friends] were uninsurable. We can’t go back. Please vote AGAINST repealing the Affordable Care Act. It’s time for Congress to scrap repeal, leave Medicaid alone, and work together to improve the ACA. We’re counting on you to do the right thing.
 

  • Go to your Senators’ local offices and tell their staff what you think. To find your Senators’ local offices, visit contactingcongress.org. Under the contact information for each Senator, there is a list of their local offices. This is one of the most effective ways to get your point across to an elected official.

The fight to save our health care is down to its final hours. We can keep ACA repeal off the President’s desk by making sure it fails in the Senate. If Congress is able to pass a repeal bill, millions of people will lose access to the care that keeps them alive. Let your Senators know that either the bill lives, or we do—and that it’s time to choose a side.

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