THIS is the moment.
Right now Senate Republican leaders are finalizing the details of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—in secret. They’re keeping the bill hidden until they’ve negotiated a deal with other Republicans, one that will very likely strip health care coverage from millions of people, including taking away Medicaid coverage and putting maternity coverage at risk.
We can’t let them reach that deal. We need to flood the Senate phone lines now.
Urge Your Senators to Oppose ACA Repeal
Here are simple steps for calling your Senators.
Step 1: Call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to one of your Senators.
Step 2: Once you are connected, say:
“As your constituent, I urge you to reject ACA repeal. No one should lose their health coverage, and this repeal bill threatens the health care of millions of people including women, elderly people, children, and people with disabilities. [If you have a personal story to share, adding why the ACA has been important to you is an especially powerful message.]"
Step 3: Hang up, call again and ask for your other Senator.
We are at a critical point in our fight to protect affordable health care. And yet, we’re hearing news reports that the Senate phones lines have been mostly quiet. There is too much at stake for any of us to stay silent right now. Whether you think your Senators oppose repeal or not, every call matters. Pick up the phone now and do your part to protect our care!
If this repeal bill is similar to the House version like Senate Republican leaders and the Trump administration have promised, it would be devastating for women by:
Blocking people from getting preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health centers, including birth control, cancer screenings, and STI testing and treatment;
Radically changing the Medicaid program in ways that will leave low-income women without essential health coverage;
*Allowing insurance plans to treat being a woman as a preexisting condition;
*Penalizing women seeking insurance coverage that includes abortion.
None of us can afford to sit this fight out. We need to call our Senators today – AND tomorrow – to show them that We, the Resistance will not stand for any attacks on our care.
- Gretchen Borchelt
National Women's Law Center
P.S. Do you or your friends or loved ones live in any of these states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia? The Senators there may be on the fence, so it’s extra important that they hear from their constituents in opposition of ACA repeal. Make sure to forward this email and tell your friends it is crucial that they call their Senators today.