Sunday February 5
(adapted from Rogan's List)
If you don’t have Twitter, get it! You’ll need it for the resistance.
Once you've joined, then mosey on over to “Tweet Sheet Tuesdays”, a group where folks can all simultaneously post prepared tweets on Tuesdays at noon Eastern. It's great, and it's SO EASY.
On Tuesday Jan 31st, this group posted a tweet about the EPA, and next Tuesday, Feb 7th, all will be tweeting to Senate Democrats encouraging them to resist the Trump agenda. Take a look at the group Facebook page and the Tweet Sheet now.
Wednesday February 1
Please call your senators and representative today to oppose repealing the ACA without a replacement and to oppose any cuts or restructuring of Medicaid. The call-in number is 866-426-2631 (Thanks to SEIU for providing the toll-free call-in number; those who call will hear a brief overview of the issues and will be asked to enter their zip code before being transferred to their members of Congress.)
Talking points you might use for the calls:
- No repeal of the ACA without simultaneous replacement - If Congress votes to repeal the ACA, a replacement package that provides equivalent or improved access to comprehensive, affordable, quality health coverage must be included in the same legislation.
- No cuts to and restructuring of Medicaid - More than 100 million individuals rely on Medicaid over the course of each year. Program cuts, along with block grant or per capita cap proposals, would hurt people who have no alternative means of paying for essential services. See the National Health Law Program's "Protect Medicaid" series for more information.
- Preserve Medicare for current and future seniors and people with disabilities - Premium support and other restructuring proposals to shift more costs onto beneficiaries would make health care far less affordable and accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.
Learn more about the Cassidy-Collins replacement bill, and why it is a "totally inadequate substitute for the ACA".
(Action info courtesy of Mara Youdelman of the National Health Law Program.)
Wednesday, January 25
This cold icy weather offers an excellent opportunity to stay indoors and do some heavy reading.
Budget documents are available on the Division of the Budget website.
Read an analysis of the Health/Medicaid portion of the budget by the Mental Health Association in NYS..
Read the NYS Senate analysis of the budget(the white book).
Read the NYS Assembly analysis (the yellow book).
The NYS 2017-2018 Budget makes for excellent dinner conversation and bedtime reading material. You can always download the pdfs and read them offline.
Ready to Fight: Join the call with MoveOn.org, Indivisible, and Working Families Party.
We are ready to fight. We've been ready. Let's get to work.
We can strengthen Democrats' resolve to resist Trump's dangerous agenda, and weaken Republicans' efforts to do so much damage to our communities and our democracy.
Join Indivisible, MoveOn.org, and Working Families Party leaders for a live call and training this Sunday on how to take immediate and effective action to block the Trump/Republican agenda, starting with rallies at our senators' district offices this Tuesday to stop Trump's #SwampCabinet.
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