We all need to stand against the AHCA. The most effective tool we have to do this is to contacting our Senators even if they are Democrats. Our representatives need to hear from us so they understand that most Americans do not support the AHCA.
The first and most important step is finding your representatives, to go the online Senate directory you can click on here. You can choose your state in the drop-down menu, and the contact information, including the Washington D.C. phone number and website, for your two senators appear.
Members of Congress have offices in DC, but they also have offices in their home district that they represent. It might be easier to get through to their district offices. A list of their home office phone numbers can be found here.
Another option is using Resistbot. Text “RESIST” to 50409 or message it on Facebook it will find out who represents you in Congress and deliver your message to them in under 2 minutes. Using Resistbot is free and there's no need to download an app or sign up for anything. You literally just send the text or Facebook message and follow the directions from there. Click here to use Resistbot.
What happens when you call?
A legislative assistant will answer the phone. They'll ask if you need a response. It might be better if you say you don't, that way they can tally you down without having to go through the extra step of adding you to a response database but that is completely your choice.
The most important part is to be clear about what issue you're calling about: You want them to vote against the AHCA bill. Getting straight to the point makes things easier for everyone — including those who are waiting for their phone calls to be picked up.
Here is a sample of a script you could use:
"Hello, my name is Nancy Smith. I'm a constituent from New York, zip code 10001. I don't need a response. I am opposed to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and I strongly encourage the Senator to please oppose any type of repeal. Thank you for your hard work!"
You can say more if you want to but the most important part is to ask your Senator to vote against the AHCA. The Senate returns from its current recess on Monday, July 10th. Please contact your Senator before July 10th.
On July 4th, Americans across the world celebrate Independence Day, an occasion which commemorates the Declaration of Independence, on July 4th, 1776. Democrats Abroad Germany is celebrating the 4th of July around the country. Come meet other American Expats, have fun, get to know like-minded people and celebrate American Independence with us.
We're having 4th of July events of all types, from BBQ's to parties at restaurants, in seven locations. We hope you join us!
Berlin: 4th of July Party – Democrats Abroad Berlin Resistance Summer
When: July 04, 2017 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstraße 6, Berlin 10997
Cologne/Bonn: Fourth of July Get-Together Cologne
When: July 04, 2017 at 7:30pm - 10pm
Where: Deutzer Brauhaus (Inside the Station), Ottoplatz 7, Cologne, NRW 50769
Hamburg: 4th of July Party!
When: July 04, 2017 at 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Where: The Bird, Trommelstraße 4, Hamburg, Deutschland 20359
Munich: July 4 Pot Luck at the Biergarten for Resistance Summer
When: July 04, 2017 at 6pm - 9pm
Where: Michaeligarten, Biergarten, Feichtstraße 10, Munich 81735
Göttingen: Annual July 4th Celebration Göttingen, Germany
When: July 08, 2017 at 3pm - 6pm
Where: Göttinger Allstars Ball Field, West end of Kiesseestraße, Göttingen 37083
Heidelberg: Independence Day BBQ
When: July 09, 2017 at 12pm - 3pm
Where: Eppelheim Grillhütte, Am Sportplatz in Eppelheim, Eppelheim 69214
Münster/Osnabrück: 2nd Annual Münster/Osnabrück 4th of July Picnic
When: July 09, 2017 at 1pm - 5pm
Where: Private Home (Please RSVP to receive the address), North Rhine-Westphalia, Emsdetten 48282
August Political Pub Night
Hot politics and cold beer smack in the middle of Stuttgart!
Here is another great chance for brand new and prospective DA members to get to know us a bit, for long-time members to re-engage, and for all of us to jump in to the on-going discussion on how to mobilize the resistance in our region.
This is also your last chance to participate in our DA Resistance Summer postcard Action.
As always, your non-American friends and family are welcome to join in the fun!
Please do RSVP to let us know you are coming!
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