If your rep is Dem voting against bill, call to thank them. If a GOP voting for, call to make your opposition heard. GOP on the fence? CALL!— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 24, 2017
Especially if your rep is a Republican who is on the fence, make those calls to urge them to vote no. Here is a thread about how that went for me with my Republican rep yesterday. Call call call!
[Content Note: Misogyny.]
Trump started the day by tweeting this garbage: "The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!"
The president openly using an attack on women's and trans people's healthcare to cajole members of his party to vote for garbage bill. https://t.co/gLdEQrqff2— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 24, 2017
Trump is using his Twitter account to advertise reducing healthcare access for women and trans people as a feature of the GOP plan. (And furthering the lie that federal tax dollars are used to fund abortion. Not a dime of it is.)
The media is almost universally reporting on this tweet as Trump going after his own party. Sure. But how he's doing it is the real story.
A profoundly misogynist president is taunting the men (used advisedly) of his profoundly misogynist party to vote for a "healthcare" reform bill so that they don't look like pussies (again, used advisedly) for refusing to be utterly cruel to women and trans people (in particular) who depend on Planned Parenthood for healthcare.
It doesn't get any more despicable than that.
Although, a very close second is the report last night that members of the House GOP caucus were crying at their own heroics:
Noted:— Lisa Mascaro (@LisaMascaro) March 24, 2017
"There were tears," said one R lawmaker about tonight's #Obamacare meet.
"This is our moment. This is what we were elected for."
Imagine being the kind of revolting creep who weeps with joy and pride about legislation that will kill people. What vile wrecks they are.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 24, 2017
Some reports say that the House GOP now has the numbers to pass the bill. Others say they still don't have them. But my assumption is that this thing is going to pass. I hope I'm wrong.
I still fully expect the GOP to "find the votes" despite no more changes to the bill, b/c they always abandon "principle" to avoid defeat.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 24, 2017
KEEP CALLING. That's all we can do right now.