We lost a battle, here’s how we win the war.
Back in November, the word in D.C. was that the Affordable Care Act was a goner. Smart Washington politicos thought Trump might have a repeal bill ready to sign on his first day on the job. The House had voted to repeal it dozens of times. Obama had to veto it once. But Trump is still waiting. Even after the House’s vote, Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. The legislative fight continues, and it only gets harder for Trump now. Because of you.
It’s hard to overstate how cruel this bill is. Simply put, Republicans got TrumpCare passed in the House today by making it more extreme. They had to convince the uber-conservatives in the Freedom Caucus to vote for it, so they had to make it even crueler. The original failed TrumpCare bill last month stripped healthcare from 24 million Americans. But that wasn’t enough for them. The new bill builds on that by:
- Gutting protections for pre-existing conditions
- Eliminating services for special needs kids in schools
- Letting insurers effectively charge women more than men
In short, TrumpCare is a moral monstrosity.
The House is a majoritarian institution—the party in power sets the rules and decides what gets a vote and when the vote happens. Trump’s lackeys are pulling the puppet strings, so everybody assumed they’d jam through TrumpCare and that’d be that. But it wasn’t. Something that should have taken them days instead took MONTHS. And that’s because resistance groups across the country stood indivisible. We defeated the bill last month together. We grinded the process down to a snail’s pace. We won for months against a unified conservative government on their number one legislative priority. We proved how powerful constituents are. The next steps are much harder—and we’re going to be there, every step of the way, until this bill collapses under the weight of its own lies and cruelty.
New resources to fight back.
This is our chance to provide feedback to our representatives. If your MoC voted for TrumpCare, it is critical that YOU hold him/her accountable for every one of the terrible provisions in the bill. To help you make your voice heard, we’ve put together updated and new resources:
We’re standing indivisible with you.
This is a raw moment for many of us. Indivisible team members have pre-existing conditions themselves, or have children or family members who would be directly harmed by TrumpCare. We know many of you are in the same boat. This is real, and this is scary. But we also know that we’ve succeeded for months because Indivisible groups across the country have been fighting back on their home turf. That’s how we’re going to keep fighting, and the Indivisible team is going to keep supporting that local power and leadership. We’re with you, and together we will win.