With Senate Republicans poised to bring their American- killing TrumpCare bill to the floor for a vote before July 4, it should be all hands on deck for everyone with a conscience and a sense of moral obligation to our fellow Americans. Two forces have the potential to shape the outcome: your activism and the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District tomorrow, June 20.
There's the "TrumpCare toolkit" provided via Center for American Progress that makes it easier than ever to contact relevant Senators (click on link in the tweet):
The toolkit can:— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 17, 2017
- help you write a letter to the editor
- sends a fax to your senator
- leave Voicemail/callhttps://t.co/mYTkAgC2ni
The stakes, of course, will be life and death for some people if this soulless bill -- which would be cobbled together with the House's mean- spirited TrumpCare version in conference -- proceeds. If we get just 3 Republican Senators to vote against this travesty, it will fail. So, now is the time to stop it, and if we do, we'll also be delivering a blow to Republican efforts to provide tax cuts to the rich while gutting Medicaid.
Now, about the special election in Georgia's 6th District. Clearly, this is being touted as a referendum on the dolt in the White (Supremacist) House. But Democrat Jon Ossoff has used the TrumpCare bill as the tip of the spear in going after his Trump- supporting opponent. Rest assured, if Ossoff succeeds in winning this traditionally Republican suburban district (it went for Trump by 2 points), the nihilists in Congress will take note, because it endangers their skinny necks in 2018:
Ossoff's closing pitch all about GOP health care plan killing people. This is what Democrats will run on in 2018 ——> https://t.co/Syu0IhFPVe— Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) June 18, 2017
When we’re out knocking on doors and talking to neighbors to get out the vote, let's remember why we’re doing this. pic.twitter.com/5Sf3dQ0yPD— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) June 7, 2017