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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2iO8X0w at January 07, 2017 at 11:33AM
GOP resistance grows to Obamacare repeal without replacement:
It is always difficult to find detailed analysis of the GOPs plan to repeal the ACA in the comment section of news/blog articles:
But this comment caught my eye:( Read more... )
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2iPH5qK at January 07, 2017 at 09:00AM
Look, we know—it’s not fair. But these days, the “ways you can help” all seem to involve making phone calls. For some of us, that’s the worst. Personally, I would rather have my teeth drilled than make a phone call.
If this is you, you’re not alone. As we speak, thousands if not millions of Americans with social anxiety are eyeing their phones and wondering if they can do it. Even people without anxiety find it daunting to call their Congressional representatives. It’s normal and okay to find these calls nerve-wracking.
If you need some encouragement, first read this delightful webcomic about how to call your reps in Congress if you have social anxiety. If you finish that and still need more, come back here and keep reading.( Read more... )
Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2jinq5E at January 06, 2017 at 03:00AM
Effort to defund Planned Parenthood threatens Obamacare repeal:
If you live in Wisconsin, call Representative Paul Ryan along with your local Representative (there are 8 for WI) and tell them not to defund Planned Parenthood. And to hold off repealing The Affordable Care Act until there is a replacement plan that budgets for the costs of of repeal* and puts protections in place for people who are currently covered under the ACA.
Basically what they are doing is slipping these changes into the budget approval process to prevent a filibuster. And once both the ACA is gone and Planned Parenthood has been defunded, millions of women will lose access to birth control and cancer screening.
*Congress has refused to include the costs of repeal in the budget. And by repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Planned Parenthood at the same time through the "budget" process, there will be no negotiating or ability to reduce the harm to women across America.( Read more... )
This is the man that the Republicans want to serve as US AG. A man who once joked that he liked the “KKK until he found out they smoked pot.”
Please call your Senators to tell them to stop Jeff Sessions. Congress refused to confirm him as federal judge in the 1980s and his record has only gotten worse. Confirmation hearings are next week (Jan 10, 2017). Scripts and who to call here: http://ift.tt/2j8qGwwTags:original post by me, stop jeff sessions, politics, activism, PDWCrosspost
“And it worked. TV news and newspaper headlines all attributed the reversal to Donald Trump’s supposedly heroic tweet on the subject, which didn’t even oppose the move, just its timing. But in reality, as reporters working Capitol Hill reported, what really turned the tide was the public backlash, namely the flood of angry phone calls and emails to Republicans’ offices complaining about the move to gut the OCE. Republican members got spooked enough to quickly reverse themselves. “
Please if you live in a Republican district (house or senate), please call your rep. Even as few as 20 phone calls a day can make a difference.
TBH we most likely won't be able to defeat the "repeal" but we may force them to have a plan ti place before they take away health care for millions of Americas.
Bob Goodlatte, VA, Chairman
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., WI
Lamar Smith, TX
Steve Chabot, OH
Darrell E. Issa, CA
J. Randy Forbes, VA
Steve King, IA
Trent Franks, AZ
Louie Gohmert, TX
Jim Jordan, OH
Ted Poe, TX
Jason Chaffetz, UT
Tom Marino, PA
Trey Gowdy, SC
Raúl R. Labrador, ID
Blake Farenthold, TX
Doug Collins, GA
Ron DeSantis, FL
Mimi Walters, CA
Ken Buck, CO
John Ratcliffe, TX
David A. Trott, MI
Mike Bishop, MI
John Conyers, Jr., MI
Jerrold Nadler, NY
Zoe Lofgren, CA
Sheila Jackson Lee, TX
Steve Cohen, TN
Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr., GA
Pedro R. Pierluisi, PR Judy Chu, CA
Theodore E. Deutch, FL
Luis V. Gutiérrez, IL
Karen Bass, CA
Cedric L. Richmond, LA
Suzan K. DelBene, WA
Hakeem S. Jeffries, NY
David N. Cicilline, RI
Scott H. Peters, CA
"Now get out and pick a cause," one responded.....
"......What happened today was the incompletion of a crazy "hail Mary" pass -- but also the launch of a movement that nobody saw coming. In the six weeks since, Trump's election, an uprising has been brewing that's heavily anchored and often led by women -- women who for the most part cared nothing for politics before the short-fingered vulgarian of Manhattan real estate launched into his orbit.
Call it the "good girls revolt," in honor of 2016's short-lived Amazon TV drama about women magazine writers rising up against their misogynistic culture in the early 1970s. The show may have been canceled, but the spirit lives on in places like Philadelphia's western suburbs. Suddenly, women whose involvement in civic affairs once rarely extended beyond Parent-Teacher Night are now running political Facebook groups, trading the phone numbers of their local congressman (because in Pennsylvania, they're all men), and looking for places to bunk in January when they march on the White House......."