Hi everyone! What a crazy week last week was! And, that leads us right into this week’s action items.
1. Call for an independent prosecutor to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia. Last week, Trump not only fired FBI Director James Comey, he then went on national television and admitted that the Russia investigation was part of his reason for doing so. The American people deserve to know just how serious this administration’s ties to Russia are, but it’s clear that Republican MoCs aren’t in a hurry to find the answers. And we can’t trust whoever Trump nominates as the next FBI Director to take this seriously either.
It’s time to demand that a special prosecutor be appointed to continue the investigation—and our Senators should be doing all they can to ensure that this happens. CALL SENATORS CANTWELL AND MURRAY and urge them to withhold consent and filibuster all Senate business until a special prosecutor is in place. Follow this link for more detailed information on the Drumpf/Russia scandal and the need for a special prosecutor.https://www.indivisibleguide.com/truth-or-trump/…
2. TrumpCare now moves on to the Senate where it will need a simple majority to pass. There are 52 Republicans in the Senate, which means they can only afford to lose 2 votes. If it was hard for Republicans to pass TrumpCare in the House, we have the power to make it even harder for Republican Senators. There are also questions about whether all of the provisions in the House bill meet the stricter Senate requirements, meaning the bill will need to get changed further—or change the rules, which they will do unless they feel public pressure not to.
Either way, the Senate is unlikely to vote on the bill in its current form. When Senator Murray’s staffer, Colleen Bryan, met with us in March, she asked us to write and share our stories about healthcare and/or the ACA because Sen. Murray often reads those stories on the Senate floor. If you have a story to tell, please send it now. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regardless, CALL SENATORS MURRAY AND CANTWELL and urge them to protect healthcare for all Americans and vote against Trumpcare.
3. Because our usual meeting date/time falls on the Friday before Memorial Day this month, WE WILL NOT MEET IN MAY. Watch for more information on our June meeting.
Thanks for everything you’re doing! Have a great week.#resist