DemDaily: Call to Act Today!
March 24, 2017
President Trump's American Health Care Act (AHCA) is just hours away from a vote in the House of Representatives -- and we need you to Act Now to shut it down.
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The controversial Republican plan to "Repeal and Replace" Obamacare has been met with opposition from both parties and voters nationwide since it's release.
Projections of 24 million newly uninsured Americans under the Republican plan has phones in the US Capitol ringing off the hook.
Despite the pleadings of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) that they are short of the 216 votes needed for passage in the House, Trump appears insistent on seeing the vote through.
Rolling back Obamacare was one of Trump's major campaign promises, and one of many initiatives he has forced on Congress and the country without regard to the consequences on the voters themselves.
With the humiliating defeat of his first major legislation looming before him, the temperamental Trump threatened to jump ship on all healthcare reform.
In an ultimatum to Republican Members of Congress last night in a closed-door meeting, Trump threatened that if the bill does not pass in its current form, he will abandon repeal of Obamacare altogether and move on to his next priority.
In response, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) tweeted Friday, "If Exec branch tells Legislative branch when to vote, how to vote, & what it will be allowed to work on if vote fails, is that a republic?"ACT NOW!
Sign-On to Oppose the AHCA and defunding Planned Parenthood
Call your Member of Congress to express your opposition to the bill!
With only hours until the vote, we cannot afford to take chances on passage of "TrumpCare," which would impose a crushing "age tax" on older Americans, destroy Medicaid and defund critical healthcare services provided by Planned Parenthood among others.Join the Women's March, MoveOn, Americans Against Trump, SEIU, major organizations, and thousands of ralliers at the Capitol at 4:00pm today - and help deliver a crushing blow to President Trump's agenda before he can rob working Americans of their health security.
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