Call! Your! Senators!

Just days after Donald Trump said that House Republicans' heinous healthcare bill was "mean" and urged Senate Republicans to be more "generous" in their version, there emerged reports that the Senate version being crafted in secret is even worse than the House bill.

This morning, Senate Democrats announced they will "grind Senate business to a halt in a protest against Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare." YES!!!
Beginning Monday night, Democrats will start objecting to all unanimous consent requests in the Senate, according to a Democratic aide. They plan to control the floor of the chamber Monday night and try to force the House-passed health care bill to committee in a bid to further delay it.

Without the votes to block Obamacare repeal, Democrats are turning to procedural moves they believe will underscore their most powerful argument: Republicans are hiding their repeal plan from the public and using Senate procedures to keep it a secret.

"Republicans are drafting this bill in secret because they're ashamed of it, plain and simple," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. "These are merely the first steps we're prepared to take in order to shine a light on this shameful Trumpcare bill and reveal to the public the GOP's true intentions: to give the uber-wealthy a tax break while making middle class Americans pay more for less health care coverage. If Republicans won't relent and debate their health care bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn't expect business as usual in the Senate."

Holding the floor on Monday evening won't change the timing of a health care vote. And Democrats are unlikely to be able to force the House bill to committee or delay it. But it will force Republicans to answer for what Democrats say is a rushed process and bad policy.
Think about how bad the bill must be that the Democrats are taking this extraordinary measure.

And no less based only on getting whiffs of how bad it really is.

image of a kicking Democratic donkey

Today, call your Senators with urgency. If they are Republican, ask them to vote no on repealing Obamacare and tell them that you support the Democrats' action to delay Senate business because the public has a right to see and debate such a massive piece of legislation. If they are Democratic, thank them for their resistance.

Find your Senators here.

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