Affordable Care Act Action Day
***DAILY DO’S – TUESDAY 7AM EDITION*** Wendi Lindquist
Good morning everyone! There are many great things about living on the west coast: suits usually aren’t required, we’re rarely more than an hour or so away from some beautiful landscape (and sometimes they’re just outside our door), and you never have to go far to find a coffee shop. But sometimes we’re at a disadvantage. It’s hard to keep up with everything when we’re three hours behind DC and the tweeter-in-chief. This is especially true for those of us on the Daily Do’s team, who in the name of sleep and sanity, often write most or all of our morning content the night before. On the off chance that something bigly went down this morning (or anytime really), know that we also think it’s very important and we’ll try to come up with an action response as soon as possible. But for now there’s plenty to keep you engaged this morning.
1. Cost SCORE the replacement As Mary mentioned last night, after six years of complaining about the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans have finally responded with legislation of their own. To use the medical terminology we all learned from TV, the prognosis for the American people if it passes is not good. Call your members of Congress and demand a fully transparent process for any legislative action on the ACA, including requiring a public Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate (“score”) before any vote. This week, House Republicans plan to rush their repeal bill through two committees, and reps will only have a few hours to review the bill.
Make it clear: No Score, No Vote.
What is a CBO score? http://bit.ly/2mvVuMt
Rush vs. regular order: http://bit.ly/2mZRa5V
Need a script: http://bit.ly/2mguSyA
2. Reproductive Rights Not surprisingly the new health care bill doesn’t do a lot of women’s health issues. If they get their way, women may end up with fewer protections and options than before the ACA. This means it’s really important that we fight for reproductive rights at every level of government. Join fellow health care warriors in Olympia tomorrow, March 8th (International Women’s Day) from 1pm to 5pm as they advocate for women’s reproductive rights. NARAL will host a Member Summit followed by a rally on the Capitol steps and a direct action to hold our elected officials accountable.
3. On March 11, the ACLU is holding a Resistance Training. This event will launch People Power, the ACLU’s new effort to engage grassroots volunteers across the country. They're organizing grassroots events in communities nationwide to watch the livestream as we organize ourselves to take the fight against Donald Trump’s policies not just into the courts, but into the streets.
The event will offer ideas for action to defend sanctuary cities, resist deportation raids, oppose the Muslim Ban, maintain Planned Parenthood funding and more. They’ll also inform you of your rights as we organize ourselves to resist President Trump’s unlawful policies across the country.
Sign up here to learn more about People Power and the Resistance Training livestream: https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/join
Indivisible WA Member Lise Kauffman is hosting a viewing event: http://go.peoplepower.org/event/attend/1427
Please post links to other events in the comments, and/or leave a note to meet other Indivisible WA members in your area for this meeting!
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Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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