Weekly Calls to Action July 17th – July 21st

1. CALL YOUR STATE REPS AND SENATORS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ABOUT MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TEXAS

Hi, my name is [NAME] and my zip code is [ZIP]. I’m calling to urge Senator/Representative [REP./SEN. NAME] to stand up for the health and well being of all Texan women by voting in support of Special Session HB 51, extending the maternal mortality task force. The maternal mortality rate in Texas has DOUBLED in a two-year period. Black mothers are disproportionately affected. We need to understand why. Mothers’ lives depend on it.

Senator Charles Perry: 512-463-0128 | Fax: 512-463-2424

Senator Dawn Buckingham: 512-463-0124 | Fax: 512-475-3732

Representative Stan Lambert: 512-463-0718 | Fax: 512-463-0994

Source: Pantsuit Nation

2. REJECT THE CRUZ AMENDMENT AND HELP TRACK TRUMPCARE

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY].
I’m calling about the Senate healthcare bill, the BCRA (AHCA in the House). Do know how the Senator plans to vote on it?
[IF YES/SUPPORTS] I’m appalled by Senator [SEN. NAME] support for a bill that is predicted to endanger the health and economic stability of millions of Americans. This bill will make health insurance inaccessible to millions of lower-income and sicker Americans, especially since it deeply cuts Medicaid spending. Shame on Senator [NAME] for prioritizing a partisan victory over their own constituents’ needs. I will be actively working against [his/her] re-election.
[IF NO STANCE/UNDECIDED OR VOICEMAIL] The Medicaid cuts contained in this bill will leave millions of Americans uninsured, and the Cruz amendment will drive up costs for individual insurance market consumers with pre-existing condition. I demand the Senator take a public against this bill.
[IF NO/OPPOSES] That’s great news! Please thank the Senator for standing up for the rights of all Americans to access affordable health care. I hope the Senator will do everything in their power to stop the passage of this cruel bill.
Thank you for your time and hard work answering the phones.

Senator John Cornyn: 202-224-2934 | Fax: 202-224-5220

Senator Ted Cruz: 202-224-5922 | Fax: 202-228-0755

Source: 5 Calls

3. DEMAND CONGRESS TO FUND THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID CRISIS

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY].
[IF COMMITTEE, ADD]: I’d like to pass along a message for the Chairman and committee members.
I’m calling to express my concern about reductions in funding for the CDC, SAMHSA, and other public health agencies in the 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. These agencies are essential in combatting the growing opioid epidemic, and their resources should be increased, not reduced, for the next fiscal year.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Congressman Jodey Arrington: 202-225-4005 | Fax: 202-225-9615

House Appropriations Committee: 202-225-2771

Source: 5 Calls

4. PROTECT FUNDING FOR THE ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY].
I’m calling to express my concern about the defunding of the Election Assistance Commission. The threat of Russia hacking our elections remains a serious problem, so we should be building up our voting technology and protections, not demolishing an agency that does so. I ask that the 2018 spending bill include sufficient funding for the EAC.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Congressman Jodey Arrington: 202-225-4005 | Fax: 202-225-9615

Source: 5 Calls 

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