FRIDAY 5/5/2017

FEDERAL:

GOP HEALTH CARE REPEAL: HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE

Each of our MoC's voted for TrumpCare, this recess it is critical that YOU hold him/her accountable for every one of the terrible provisions in the bill. Call and visit your MoC.
After two embarrassing failed attempts earlier this year, Republicans finally managed to pass an Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill in the House by a vote of 217-213. The bill is a parade of horrors. It harms the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, and even people with employer-provided coverage. The only folks who benefit are the wealthy and corporations. Simply put, if your Member of Congress (MoC) voted for TrumpCare, they voted to give Donald Trump a few political points, at the expense of their own constituents.
But the fight isn’t over. If your MoC voted for TrumpCare, this recess it is critical that YOU hold him/her accountable for every one of the terrible provisions in the bill.

Script
Hi. This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
I’m calling to express my disappointment and anger that Rep. ______ voted for TumpCare. I would like him/her to answer the following questions for me:

Why would Representative ______ vote for a bill with this magnitude without knowing the consequences or the cost? 

Did he/she know that this bill creates a giant loophole for insurance companies to charge people with pre-existing conditions more for their health care? (if you have a pre-existing condition state it here)

Please take down my contact info, I would like a written explanation for Representative ______'s vote. I don't want to hear that the ACA is collapsing, as that is just not true. The ACA isn't perfect, but it created vital protections that this new bill strips away. This is unacceptable.
If Representative _______ gets another chance to vote on TrumpCare, I demand that he/she votes no. I also want him/her to justify his/her vote to his/her constituents by holding a town hall this recess.
Thank you.

Rep. Virginia Foxx
Clemmons, NC (336) 778-0211
Washington, DC (202) 225-2071
Email: http://foxx.house.gov/contact/default.aspx
Twitter: @virginiafoxx

Rep. Ted Budd
Advance, NC (336) 998-1313
Washington, DC (202-225-4531
Email: https://budd.house.gov/contac
Twitter: @RepTedBudd

Rep. Mark Walker
Greensboro, NC (336) 333-5005
Washington, DC (202) 225-3065
Email: https://walker.house.gov/contact/email
Twitter: @RepMarkWalker

Donate:
Several of the NC GOP representatives who voted against health care–and the wishes of the vast majority of their constituents–are in swing districts. You can send a message by donating to their opponent in the upcoming election. Swing Left is targeting swing districts and is collecting donations that it will give to the eventual nominee (most races will not have declared candidates for several months).

Here are some links to swing districts in NC identified by Swing Left:
Holding (NC-2): https://swingleft.org/district/NC-02

Budd (NC-13): https://swingleft.org/district/NC-13

You can also donate to declared Democratic candidates:
Jenny Marshall (NC-5, running against Foxx): http://www.marshallforhouse.org/donate.html

Matt Coffay (NC-11, running against Meadows): https://m.facebook.com/coffayforcongress/
http://mattcoffay.com/

Petition:
https://petitions.signforgood.com/tellthegop

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STATE:

HB 280, The Juvenile Justice Act
The N&O is reporting that there is significant momentum on HB 280, the bill that would prevent nonviolent minors as young as 16 from being tried as adults. HB 280 has widespread bipartisan support and it is supposed to move out of committee in the next ten days, so the momentum is starting to build. Let’s help move this bill along. North Carolina remains the only state in the nation that tries minors in the same courts as adults.g

An editorial with more background:
http://www.cfcrights.org/editorial-hb-280-right-thing/

A recent update on the bill:
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article147932094.html

HB 280 full text:
http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H280v0.pdf

SCRIPT:
Hi, I am a constituent from __________ and I am calling to urge Rep/Sen  _____________ to support HB 280, the Juvenile Justice bill. This bill would protect defendants as young as 16 from being automatically prosecuted as adults for minor, nonviolent offenses. These records will travel with these young, nonviolent individuals for the rest of their lives.  We need to get our criminal codes up to date with every other state in the nation. Thank you for recording my call.

NC Senate
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/memberListNoPic.pl?sChamber=Senate

NC House
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/memberListNoPic.pl?sChamber=House

Find Your Rep:
http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx

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