Health Care

Hold your Senators Accountable for their TrumpCare Votes


Senate Republicans are shell-shocked from three failed TrumpCare votes, but they’re not giving up yet. The week of July 23, the Senate took votes on three different versions of TrumpCare. Each was defeated, but nothing prevents Mitch McConnell from trying to bring a fourth version of a bill for another vote—that is, nothing except you. Stay vigilant. Thank your Senators who voted against TrumpCare; hold those who voted for it accountable. Check how your Senators voted here.

SAMPLE CALL DIALOGUE

VOTED FOR TRUMPCARE

Caller: Hello! My name is [] and I’m calling from [part of state].

Staffer: Hello there!

Caller: I’m calling to let you know that I know how Senator [ ] voted on the skinny repeal bill. I know that s/he chose politics over the people of [State], and that s/he sided with Trump and McConnell instead of me. I am extremely disappointed in Senator [ ] vote.

Staffer: Senator [ ] continues to think Obamacare is a disaster and s/he stands by her/his vote.

Caller: That’s terrible. The Affordable Care Act is not a disaster and the American people agree. The skinny repeal bill Senator [ ] voted for would have increased premiums by an average of 20%. Our state can’t afford that. Will the Senator commit to me, his/her constituent, that he/she will vote against any other attempt to ram through TrumpCare?

Staffer: Without a new bill, the Senator cannot take a position. But I’ll let the Senator know of your concerns.

Caller: Thank you, please do. Take down my information and let me know when the Senator has taken a position.

VOTED AGAINST TRUMPCARE

Caller: Hello! My name is [] and I’m calling from [part of state].

Staffer: Hello there!

Caller: I’m calling to say thank you to Senator [] for voting against TrumpCare. He/she stood up for our state and the American people instead of siding with McConnell and Trump. I know that must have been tough, but I’m glad he/she did. This bill would have been terrible for our state. It would have increased premiums by an average of 20% and led to 16 million more people being uninsured. Any bill moving forward should have a meaningful committee process and as much transparency as possible for it even comes close to having a vote.

Staffer: Senator [] agrees with you. That’s why he/she opposed the bill. It would not have made things better for our state.

Caller: Well thank you again! And please give the Senator my thanks.