Because of you, Trumpcare was defeated
By Sophie Ota | July 29, 2017, 1:29 a.m.
Category: Health Care Equity, Voting
In a tremendous victory, the Senate failed to pass the worst bill for women in a generation.
Trumpcare would have blocked millions of people who rely on Medicaid from coming to Planned Parenthood for preventive care, increased premiums by 20 percent, and taken away health insurance from tens of millions of Americans.
But YOU — Planned Parenthood supporters — launched a vocal, persistent opposition to Trumpcare. From Day One, an army of pink-clad Planned Parenthood patients, supporters, and advocates fought like hell.
Because of your grassroots efforts, Trumpcare was defeated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Here are some of the ways you helped stop Trumpcare in its tracks:
You made more than 200,000 phone calls to members of Congress.
You organized more than 2,200 events across the country, including rallies, petition drops, phone banks, and marches.
You delivered over one million petition signatures to members of Congress in opposition to “defunding” Planned Parenthood.
And all your hard work didn’t just happen over the past couple of weeks. You’ve been out there fighting since January — take a look.
We also wouldn’t be here today if not for the bipartisan efforts of U.S. senators.
For weeks, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) stood strong against immense pressure from their fellow Republican colleagues. Their votes against Trumpcare held the line and made it possible for this disastrous bill to be defeated.
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats stood strong, too, and unanimously voted against the mean-spirited bill. Leaders like Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Ron Wyden rallied constituents and their colleagues to keep up the health care fight.
So to all Planned Parenthood supporters — thank you. We couldn’t have done this without you. Keep up the fight!
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