FRIDAY 6/23/2017

FEDERAL:

Oppose the Health Care Bill

The veil has been lifted; the secret is out. The verdict? The Senate version of the AHCA is possibly even stingier–particularly when it comes to Medicaid subsidies–than the House bill. We don’t yet have a score from the Congressional Budget Office, but we know that the House version cuts some 23 million off of insurance. Today we want you to call Tillis and Burr, but we also want to focus on a group of Republicans who, for various reasons, are on the fence and may, with significant pressure, vote against this bill. We need three GOP defectors in order to kill this bill. A few, such as Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz, don’t think it goes far enough in slashing care. For obvious reasons, we will not focus on them. However, the following list contains Senators who are moderates concerned with the effects of the bill on constituents, or Senators who object to the secrecy and speed of the bill.

Article: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/senate-version-trumpcar…/

SCRIPT:
I am a constituent calling from _________ to urge Senator ________ to oppose the recently unveiled health plan. This bill is even stingier than the unpopular House bill which would but 23 million people off of insurance. It gives unnecessary tax cuts to the super-wealthy. Finally, it was drafted in secret and not enough time has been devoted to debating and discussing it. Thanks for recording my call.

Heller: 202-224-6244 (zip code 89501)

Murkowski: 202-224-6665 (zip code 99501)

Capito: 202-224-6472 (zip code 25301)

Cassidy: 202-224-5824 (zip code 70791)

Flake: 202-224-4521 (zip code 85022)

Gardner: 202-224-5941 (zip code 80017)

Portman: 202-224-3353 (zip code 43420)

Sasse: 202-224-4224 (zip code 68022)

Senator Richard Burr
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154
Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125
Email: https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email
NC Health Staffer:
Angela Wiles: 202-224-3154 angela.wiles@burr.senate.gov

Senator Thom Tillis
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342
High Point: (336) 885-0685
Email: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
NC Health Staffer:
Joe Nolan: 202-224-6342 joe.nolan@tillis.senate.gov

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STATE:

Fully Fund the Department of Environmental Quality:

In the past few days, we learned that Chemours, a spin-off from DuPont has been discharging the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River basin with the result that the chemical was found in the drinking water in Wilmington. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), responding to public concerns, began an investigation, and Chemours has ceased discharging that chemical into the water. They have also sent out samples for review and done other work to protect North Carolina residents. In short, the DEQ does important work to protect public safety. But the NCGA budget is demanding significant cuts to the DEQ budget that would specifically curtail the agency’s protections for water safety, its efforts to combat climate change, and its role in protecting residents from contamination in old landfills. The budget cuts would also lead to sixteen people losing their jobs.

Script:
Hi, I am a constituent calling from _______________ and I would like Rep./Sen. _______________ to fund the Department of Environmental Quality at the numbers recommended by Governor Cooper. The DEQ does important work in maintaining water safety, preparing coastal communities for climate change, and protecting residents from contamination from landfills. Their response to the contaminated drinking water in Wilmington was swift and professional, and we need to make sure the DEQ continues to have the needed resources to protect North Carolina citizens. Please ensure the DEQ is fully funded.

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