Health-Care Activists Plan to Make Republican Holidays Hell…
The Senates plan to repeal and replace Obamacare may be in a state of purgatory, but progressive activists would like to send it straight to hell.
As the July 4th recess approaches, progressive political organizations like MoveOn, Our Revolution, Indivisible and CREDO, among others, are planning to keep up their momentum with peaceful protests at local Republican senators offices, floods of phone calls and even appearances at local Independence Day parades.
Republican senators have demonstrated that their number one goal in health care reform is avoiding any public interaction with their constituents, Ben Wikler, the Washington director for the political advocacy group MoveOn told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.
Which is why, he said, activists will attempt to get face time with them along July 4th parade routes and other public appearances in their home states. The goal is to ensure that the senators who have said they would not vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senates repeal bill, stick to their word and that any senator who has yet to weigh in, joins their colleagues in voting no.
The line that these senators need to draw is that they wont vote for any bill that will throw people off their coverage, Wikler said. Thats why a bill that is essentially giant cuts to Medicaid to fund tax cuts for the wealthy is flawed to its core.
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