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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Taking Action Against Tom Price

I don't think I do this sort of thing enough, but this one's both too important and at the same time potentially realistic to prevent:

Let's start calling to save Medicare, the ACA, Medicaid, abortion rights, and contraception, as well as to get Senators to reject Tom Price, period. We need all 48 Dems and three Republican Senators to hold the line firmly on this.

From Richard Mayhew:

Democrats who need a call to remind them that their base has their back:
  • Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (202 224 6154) 
  • John Tester (D-MT) (202 224 2644)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) (202 224 2043)
  • Sherrod Brown (D-OH) (202 224 2315)
  • Joe Manchin (D-WV) (202 224 3954)
  • Bob Casey (D-PA) (202 224 3954)
  • Bill Nelson (D-FL) (202 224 5274)
  • Joe Donnelly (D-IN) (202 224 4814)
  • Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (202 224 4822)
    All of these Senators represent states that voted for Trump. Let’s get them some support and pushback.
    The pressure [JASON'S EDIT: REPUBLICAN] list is much shorter
    • Dean Heller (R-NV) (202 224 6244)
    • Jeff Flake (R-AZ) (202 224 4521)

    These Senators are up for re-election in 2018. Heller is actually vulnerable, Flake is a stretch goal.
    The next round of Republican calls are to either the old line establishment (Bob Corker, Orrin Hatch) or to Senators who represent a lot of retirees (Shelly Moore Capito, Marco Rubio, both Georgia Senators, both North Carolina Senators)
    So get calling.

    I'm actually headed to a Planned Parenthood event, but I'll update this post later with phone numbers a few additions to these lists.

    UPDATE (11/29/16 11:20 PM): Added phone numbers for above group and a couple of additional Republican Senators who I think MIGHT have a semblance of a soul and/or are also up for reelection in a blue state:
    • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (202 224 6665)
    • Cory Gardner (R-CO) (202 224 5941)
    • Kelly Ayotte (R-ME) (202 224 3324)
    • Lindsey Graham (R-SC-I'M REALLY REACHING) (202 224 5972)
    • Bob Corker (R-TN-DITTO) (202 224 3344)
    Just call the shit out of them...