Call Congress more than once to be an effective advocate:
Calling does not require a large time commitment, because staff who answer the phones will usually take a message and pass it to their colleague who works on the issue you are calling about. We make it even easier by offering the tool below which, after identifying your Senators by a form you fill out:
- Shows the phone numbers to call for each Senator;
- Shows you scripts you can use; and
- Gives you a feedback form. By leaving us notes through the form, you also allow ANCOR staff to have a sense of which offices they need to follow up with.
The health care bill vote will occur largely on party lines, but a few moderates can make or break the bill so DO NOT LET UP THE PRESSURE. Democratic Senators already oppose the bill, and most Republican Senators support it. However, a few Republican moderates either opposed it or have expressed concerns and without them, there are not enough votes for the harmful health care bill to pass. Senator Collins (R-ME) and Senator Paul (R-KY) are firmly against the bill. The following Senators have expressed concerns about the bill but are under tremendous pressure to change their minds by Senate Republican Leadership and need to hear from you TODAY that their actions have consequences for people with disabilities!
- Senator Capito (R-WV);
- Senator Heller (R-NV);
- Senator Portman (R-OH);
- Senator Moran (R-KS);
- Senator Murkowski (R-AK);
- Senator McCain (R-AZ) - he is fighting brain cancer but might fly in for the vote.
ALL 100 of your Senators need to hear from you today - whether to be thanked for standing with people with disabilities, asked to stand strong, or asked to oppose the bill. We have scripts in the tool below for each situation - CALL NOW!