Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday 3/22 Call to Action

Wednesday Call to Action So much is happening! So much! The last two days were a warm up. Today is the day that you will bring your "A" game.
1. House Intelligence Committee's Comey Hearing.
 While this hearing is a good start, it is obvious that republican representatives involved in the hearing are more interested in learning about who leaked information than getting to the bottom of Russia's involvement with the Trump administration. It seems that now more that ever a independent investigation on the matter is the best solution.
 Check out this statement from Rep. Adam Schiff. It's a great recap of the shenanigans that have been occurring over the past year.…
This article reviews Donald Trump's myriad lies:
And here is an article touching on the GOP's questions:…/040d66d2-0dba-11e7-9d5a-a8…
Today is a good day to call your representative and ask for an independent investigation on Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential elections and Trump's administration.
2. AHCA aka, TrumpCare, aka RyanCare. The House of Representatives will vote on this terrible bill tomorrow (Thursday). If you haven't already, (and you call Lewis, Paulsen, or Emmer your congressman) call them and tell them to vote no for the American Health Care Act.
 Here is a great opinion piece that will give you some ammo for your call:…/…/
This article argues that fewer Americans would be left uninsured by a simple repeal (23 million) vs. AHCA (24 million):…/fewer-americans-would-be-insured-…
Here is an article that reviews the recent changes the GOP made to the AHCA;…/the-7-big-revisions-republicans-m…
Here is a letter from Senator Al Franken:
Trumpcare is bad for so many people.
It's bad for seniors: This plan implements an Age Tax, allowing insurance companies to charge up to five times more in their premiums than younger Americans. Prescription drug costs could go up. Some seniors could see their premiums increase by more than $4,000 a year. It also dismantles Medicaid -- a program that pays for one in two nursing home residents in Minnesota.
It's bad for women: The bill defunds Planned Parenthood. It allows insurance companies to charge women more for care. And it decimates Medicaid, where three-quarters of all public dollars for family planning come from.
It's bad for middle class families and low-income people: This bill stops the current premium subsidies and provides woefully inadequate replacement. It also dismantles Medicaid expansion efforts which covers hundreds of thousands in Minnesota alone.
It's bad for people with preexisting conditions: The Republican replacement plan makes it harder for people with pre-existing conditions to find affordable coverage.
It's bad for people in rural communities: This bill will starve many of our rural hospitals and nursing homes of critical funding. It could cut thousands of jobs and lead to the closure of rural hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities.
Oh, I'm sorry. There is one group of people who this plan is good for: Health insurance CEOs, drug companies, and the wealthy. They're getting some pretty nice handouts.
Congressional Republicans should shove this plan back into whatever drawer it came from. They really need to talk to some constituents, some patients' rights groups, maybe a few people from our side of the aisle, and try again. Tell Republicans: No, no, no on Trumpcare.
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
3. Local Government: A lot is going down in the local arena as well. The republican legislators are trying to sneak some unsavory bills into omnibus bills, making it more difficult for Gov. Dayton to veto. If you have the time and the gumption check out Indivisible Minnesota Local Faceboook page or Watch Your Reps MN Here is the schedule for today's business at the Capitol
4. Get out and be seen!
Wednesday 3/22 Protest @ Jason Lewis' office. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
2805 Cliff Rd E, Burnsville, MN
Saturday 3/25 Betty McCollum Town Hall 10-11 a.m.
1600 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105-1801, United States
Saturday 3/25 Jason Lewis Town Hall (with or without him) 3-5 pm
1340 Wescott Rd, Eagan, Minnesota 55123
For more information on any of these events, check out the "Events" section.
Finally, your daily dose of Zen. Watch our senator, Al Franken do what he does best. Ahhh.
The full line of questioning by Sen. Al Franken during Judge Neil Gorsuch's supreme court confirmation hearing.

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