FRIDAY 6/9/2017

FEDERAL:

DEMAND TRANSPARENCY ON THE HEALTHCARE DEBATE

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN CLOSER TO LOSING THE ACA - PLEASE LET'S FLOOD OUR SENATORS PHONES, EMAIL, FAXES WITH RESISTBOT. 
Below, I have included the contacts for the NC Health Legislative Staffers for our Senators. Please ask to speak to them directly when you call.

The Senate has been busy while we were all distracted this week by the hearings. There next move is to try to pass the AHCA by June 30th as quietly as possible. 
GOP Senators are deciding the future of the American health care system without following formal processes or seeking public input. Right now, GOP Senators are secretly cutting deals on TrumpCare through informal working groups which are aimed at gaining support for TrumpCare from any hold-outs. These working groups do not include a single female Senator—Republican or Democrat.
The Senate has not held public hearings or listening sessions on TrumpCare. They have not asked for feedback from any of the key stakeholders—not from the public, from children’s or disability rights groups, from providers, nor from small business owners. In short, the GOP is not interested in the opinions of the families or health care providers who will live out the consequences of the GOP’s decisions everyday.
We must send our MoCs a clear message. We must show them that the reason the American people consider health care a do-or-die issue is because, for so many of us, it is just that. And accordingly, the American people expect Senators to take the health reform process just as seriously.

SCRIPT FOR SENATORS:
Hi. My name is ____, calling from zip code _____. I am very concerned that the Senate is secretly working on repealing and replacing the ACA. I would like Senator ______ to demand that ALL members of the Senate, not just an all male working group, are allowed to participate in debate and offer amendments. There should be hearings with experts and careful consideration of the impacts on all facets of American society, not just the rich who benefit from tax breaks. Will Senator _____ commit to proposing a piece of legislation that provides equal or better access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare as the ACA does? Thank you.

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

TELL HOUSE MEMBERS IT'S TIME TO START IMPEACHMENT PROCESS.

On Thursday, former FBI director James Comey delivered riveting testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. About the reasons Trump fired him, Comey asserted, “Those were lies, plain and simple. And I’m so sorry that the FBI workforce had to hear them, and I’m so sorry the American people were told them.’’ So, the President is a liar, and an independent and high–ranking official just said so on oath. Is it obstruction of justice? The President of the United States, whose closest advisors are under investigation for possible collusion with an enemy foreign superpower, first pressured the head of that investigation to let certain aspects go, and then fired that head, giving utterly fictitious reasons for doing so. The seriousness of this cannot be overstated. Today, we call for two related but separate actions. 1) We join Maxine Waters, Al Green, Elijah Cummings, and other lawmakers who call for articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives. 2) Given that some of the Intelligence Committee members seemed to be more focused on Comey than on Trump and Russia, we continue to call for the formation of a special bipartisan committee devoted solely to investigating election hacking and improper foreign ties. When you call, choose one of these options or combine them.

IMPEACHMENT SCRIPT:
I am a constituent calling from _________ to urge Rep. _________ to call for the immediate introduction of articles of impeachment on the floor of the House. Given the testimony of former FBI director James Comey that the President categorically lied to the American people about Comey’s firing, and given the specter of obstruction of justice tainting every move Trump makes, an immediate prosecution is warranted. Thanks for recording my call.

HOUSE:
Rep. Virginia Foxx
Clemmons, NC (336) 778-0211
Washington, DC (202) 225-2071

Rep. Ted Budd
Advance, NC (336) 998-1313
Washington, DC (202-225-4531

Rep. Mark Walker
Greensboro, NC (336) 333-5005
Washington, DC (202) 225-3065

__________________
STATE:

Tell the NCGA to Redraw District Lines NOW!

On Thursday, the Republican leadership in Raleigh rejected Governor Cooper’s call for a special legislative session to fix the glaring, embarrassing, disenfranchising practice of race–based gerrymandering. In numerous court decisions, the state has been told to remedy this blight by drawing new lines. Moore and Berger are thumbing their noses at the courts, at the rule of law, at the voters of North Carolina, and at decency itself. Various bills are already on the floor of the legislature, some with the support and sponsorship of Republicans. We are calling for nothing less than a total shutdown of law-making activities by the legislature. After all, the representatives there were put in office illegally, and as such, have no right to conduct the business of the people.

SCRIPT:
I am a constituent calling from _________ to urge Rep. / Sen. ___________ to immediately go into session, as called for by the fairly elected governor, to remedy the illegally drawn district lines that have been repeatedly rejected by courts. Until such time, the legislature, which was elected following illegal criteria, has no moral authority to pass any laws. Thanks 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

Send Free Faxes:
https://faxzero.com/