No Score, No Vote

[This example excerpted from the 3/6/17 IndivisibleGuide email newsletter.]

Over February’s congressional recess, you turned out in record numbers to share with your Members of Congress (MoCs) what the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) means to you. You warned them about the serious consequences of repeal—both for the nation’s health and for their reelection chances.

Congress took notice.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said that your objections might prevent them from passing a repeal bill. They’re scared of any more pushback, so they’re trying to pull a fast one. Their plan is to keep the contents of the bill a secret and pass it quickly to prevent opposition from forming. They think they can get away with rushing their bill through.

We can’t let them get away with it. And if we continue to stand indivisible, they won’t.

How to stand indivisible with the 32 million Americans who rely on the ACA

  1. Join the Indivisible Emergency Call on Defending Obamacare. Health care experts will be on hand to provide an overview of what’s happening and what you can do to stop the repeal of Obamacare.
    When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7 at 9 PM EST
    RSVP here.
  2. Tell your MoCs to demand a fully transparent process for any legislative action on the ACA, including requiring a public Congressional Budget Office cost estimate (“score”) before any vote. This week, House Republicans plan to rush their repeal bill through two committees, and MoCs will only have a few hours to review the bill. We’ve got a brand new script for contacting your MoC’s office. Make it clear: No Score, No Vote.

The next major congressional recess isn’t until April, and the MoCs pushing for repeal would love to repeal Obamacare before then so that they don’t have to answer any more pesky questions. Our response: Not so fast.

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