Date(s) - 06/22/17
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Senator Schumer's Office
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Join the Indivisible State-wide day of action to stop TrumpCare. NY Indivisible groups across the state will be hosting sit-ins to demand Senator Schumer does more: (1) Resist through procedure by withholding consent and (2) Filibuster by amendment until full and transparent hearings are held on the Senate Healthcare Bill.
NY Indivisible and the Indivisible Team have organized a Day of Action Against TrumpCare for Thursday, June 22. Groups across New York are coordinating sit-ins at the district offices of Senator Schumer. We need you to join up with your local Indivisible group and help support our demands.
The Senate is trying to jam through its TrumpCare bill in secrecy: without public hearings, without a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score, and without knowing its full impact on American families. With a Senate vote expected by the end of June, the time to put on the pressure is now.
We, the people, are asking Senator Schumer to lead the Senate Democrats to stand with us, and stand for our health care, by taking the following steps until the TrumpCare bill has a public hearing:
1) Resist through procedure. Senators can draw attention to the TrumpCare bill’s secret process and slow down Senate business to a crawl by “withholding consent” on all legislative business.
2) Filibuster by amendment. Republicans are using a special process called “reconciliation” to pass the TrumpCare bill, but the trade-off is that they have to allow an unlimited number of amendments. Any Senator can file as many amendments as they want, and then call them up for a vote on the Senate floor during a period called “vote-a-rama.” Democratic Senators must plan thousands of amendments and keep them going until there is a public hearing.
Senator Schumer, these tactics are necessary to show the Senate that we aren’t going to sit by while they end protections on pre-existing conditions to give a tax break to the wealthy. Implement this strategy. Lead the fight for this campaign. Stand indivisible with us, so we can keep winning.
Want to know more? Find the Indivisible Guide’s Action Plan to Stop TrumpCare in June. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/stop-trumpcare-june-action-plan/