This week we are hearing a steady trickle of details on the Senate Republican healthcare plan. Just a trickle because it’s all being done behind closed doors and nothing is set. To catch you up, check out what we said on it yesterday.
For today’s Take Action Thursday, we are targeting US Senators. Making the time to call your Senator lets them know you are paying attention even when it’s not campaign season. This action should take about 5 minutes of your time.
Here’s what to do:
1.) Determine whether you support the Senate drafting a healthcare plan without details or debate. Refer to yesterday’s post if you need to prepare. If you’re decided, jump to step two.
2.) Briefly articulate your reasoning.
We put up an example of text last week and will share it again here. Adjust it as you see fit. You can add a header if choosing to write/email your representative.
My name is __(Name)__ from ___(Location)____. I [support/oppose] the manner in which the Senate is legislating healthcare.
I [support/oppose] this action because _____(Reason)_______.
I am contacting you because I want to know what you are going to do to show you take this issue seriously.
However you reach out, cover these main points:
– State who you are
– Be clear about whether you support or oppose an action
– Give a brief reason for your stance.
– Ask what they will do about it
The most important thing is to be clear about whether you support or oppose it because that is easiest for congressional staff and businesses to tally.
4.) Tell someone how it went. Tweet it, post it on Facebook, tell your family, text your friends, do whatever you prefer but let someone know you are taking action. It takes a lot of work to build the world you want. The more that people see their friends taking action, the more likely they are to come off the sidelines and contribute too.