*** YOUR DAILY DO'S - 5/5 *** Katie Anthony
Yesterday the American Health Care Act narrowly passed the house.
They tell me the pen is mightier than the sword, but I just don’t have the words to sufficiently cut down the casually self-serving, unapologetically heartless monsters who have sentenced millions of people to the choice between poverty and death.
These puffed-up toadies live in the same world that we do, and yet they do not - they are protected from the consequences of their choices in a way that we are not. We are at their mercy, and they have none. I will not call them “representatives.”
Yes, the vote is done. This time. But if we keep our fear, heartbreak, and stories to ourselves then we will be the only ones changed by them.
We are human beings, created equal, endowed with voices. Today those voices might feel more thin than thunderous, but don’t get it twisted: Your voice needs to be heard. Your story needs to be told. You are the person you’ve been waiting for, and you’ve arrived just in time.
1. Know how your Rep voted. Call them with a sincere message of how you feel about this vote. (Keep in mind that Reichert voted against it, but that his “yes” vote wasn’t needed in order to pass, so it’s likely that he voted to appease his vocal constituents rather than because he wants to safeguard our health care. If you live in his district and you call him to say thanks for voting no, please make sure to let them know that you’ll be watching to make sure that he continues to act in the best interests of his constituents.)
2. Plan to attend events and town halls during the recess. Please look for your rep’s scheduled town hall, and post the info in the comments. Tell us who you're going with and what you want to say.
3. Schedule your checkup and your family’s checkups as soon as you can. If you don’t want to have a baby anytime soon, consider switching your method of birth control to something that doesn’t have a recurring monthly cost that you may soon have to pay for out of pocket. Quit smoking. Take vitamins. Start taking a daily walk and drink more water. This is not a drill. Comment here to let us know how you are going to take one step toward taking care of your health.
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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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