Hey, it’s your pals from Crooked Media here. How's everybody feeling? Don't answer that.
We know that the past few months have been pretty hard. Life goes on – there are still burritos and sunsets and season two of Handmaid’s Tale got the green light – but then you check your twitter feed and it’s heartbreaking. Each day brings some new unfairness, or unchecked corruption, or vicious, backward policy. It’s exhausting and frustrating. We get it. It’s why we yell into the microphones.
But here’s the thing. We have to stay in the fight. We have to stay motivated and engaged. The only way we can safeguard the progress we’ve made, and prevent these people from dragging our country into the dark, is to show up when it counts.
This is one of those moments. Make it count. Here's what you can do.
SHOW UP ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 AND THURSDAY, JULY 27
On Wednesday and Thursday, Indivisible’s whole network will be showing up at district offices across the country to say a vote on TrumpCare would hurt our friends and family.
FOR BLUE STATE RESIDENTS
We get it. You live in a blue state, your own senators oppose TrumpCare, so what can you do? You’ve thanked your Democratic senators for withholding consent and holding the line. That’s important. That’s not all though.
We’ve got a game changing new tool that lets you lend a hand to defeat TrumpCare, from the comfort of your blue state—sign up here. You can make calls starting this afternoon at 4:45 pm ET to help pressure key senators in Nevada and West Virginia. It’s a simple four-part process:
- You call a voter in a key state with a swing Republican. First, you’ll make calls to the folks in target states. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March and/or fight for progressive causes.
- You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.
- You ask them to use their power. Then, you’ll ask them to call their senator in opposition to the bill, and to share their own reasons for opposing it.
- The tool connects them to their Senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the Senators’ district offices.
For YOUR calls to your senators
Whatever you do, don't stop calling your Senators: red and blue. This is far from over, and there are asks for your Republican and Democratic senators.
Make the call, do it now. Get your friends, your family, get your work friends who are fun but who you never see one-on-one because it’d be weird. Get everybody. If just one more Republican Senator feels enough heat, we may just be able to block this thing. We don't know if this will work, but we do know what will happen if we don't try.
Remember, Trump promised to repeal Obamacare on Day 1 of his presidency. He's not there yet. And as long as this monstrosity isn’t law, it’s not over. And as long as it’s not over, we have to fight.
This is a hard time. And there will be more setbacks. There will be losses. There will be outrages that make you want to throw your phone into a volcano. But there will be victories too. There will be successes born of a new and growing movement, led by young people like you. We’ll see you out there.
Jon, Jon, and Tommy