FRIDAY 10/20/2017

FEDERAL:

Support the Alexander-Murray proposal which would restore the ACA subsidies for two years,

Burr script:

I am a constituent calling to thank Senator Burr for signing on as a co-sponsor for the Alexander-Murray healthcare compromise. It’s not a perfect bill, but I am happy that the bill funds the subsidies that will help prop up the healthcare system for at least two more years. Thank you for taking my call.

 

Tillis Script:

I want Senator Tillis to support The Alexander-Murray proposal would restore those subsidies for two years, and tie them to permanent changes to the law that give states more flexibility to address ACA requirements. The CBO estimates that premiums would go up significantly without these subsidies, and worse, up to 16 million citizens could live in counties without any health insurance providers. Repeal-and-replace has failed, and we need to look for ways to shore up our healthcare system. Senator Burr has already come on board for this bill, and this is an opportunity for Senator Tillis to demonstrate his bipartisanship and to stand up for his constituents' needs.

 

House Script:

I want Rep. _______________ to support The Alexander-Murray proposal would restore those subsidies for two years, and tie them to permanent changes to the law that give states more flexibility to address ACA requirements. The CBO estimates that premiums would go up significantly without these subsidies, and worse, up to 16 million citizens could live in counties without any health insurance providers. Repeal-and-replace has failed, and we need to look for ways to shore up our healthcare system. Thank you for taking my call.

 

Tillis:

DC: (202) 224-6342

Charlotte: 704-509-9087

Greenville: (252) 329-0371

Hendersonville: (828) 693-8750

High Point: (336) 885-0685

Raleigh: (919) 856-4630

 

Burr

DC: (202) 224-3154

Winston-Salem: (800) 685-8916

Rocky Mount: (252) 977-9522

Wilmington: (888) 848-1833, (336) 631-5125

Asheville: (828) 350-2437

 

House:

https://www.house.gov/representatives/

 

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STATE:

Senate Bill 698: The Latest Step in the Slow-Moving Judicial Coup:

We’re going to stick with SB 698 for a few days. This is an urgent bill, and we need to fight it The North Carolina Senate GOP continued their Carolina Coup this week when they filed a constitutional amendment Tuesday that would shorten all judges and state Supreme Court justices terms to two years and end all sitting judges’ terms in December 2018. This is a deliberate attempt for the NCGOP to try to wrest control over the judiciary from the voters. Even some members of the GOP such Bob Orr, a prominent Republican who served as a justice on the state Supreme Court and as a candidate for governor, described the Constitutional amendment, Senate Bill 698, as a “continued effort to try and intimidate the judiciary.”” The bill is getting national attention...and not the good kind. We need to make sure our reps know that we consider SB 698 an attempted coup on our judicial system.

 

Bill text: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/Senate/PDF/S698v0.pdf

 

Script:

Hello, I am a constituent calling from ____________. I want to urge Sen./Rep. _______________ to oppose SB 698. This bill would shorten all judges’ terms to two years, including those for state Supreme Court justices. It would also end all sitting judges’ terms in December 2018. This bill is a clear effort to intimidate the judiciary and it is an undemocratic act of defiance against the voters who elected these judges to office. Do not support SB 698. Thank you for taking my call.

 

NC House contacts:

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=House&viewType=normal

 

NC Senate Contacts:

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=Senate&viewType=normal