Something big just happened. Yesterday, GOP senators announced that there would be no vote on the disastrous Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill — the most dangerous version of Trumpcare we’ve seen yet.
This bill would have allowed insurance companies to no longer cover birth control, threatened maternity care for 13 million women, and prevented millions of people from getting basic care at Planned Parenthood — among other atrocities.
That’s why you — and thousands of other Planned Parenthood supporters — have been fighting the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill since day one. Because of your tremendous grassroots efforts, Republican leaders couldn’t get enough votes to pass their dangerous bill. Because of you, 32 million Americans woke up this morning knowing that they still have health care. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Let’s take a look at the amazing work you did to take down the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill.
Over the past couple weeks, you rallied at over 50 events across the country.
In Alaska, Planned Parenthood supporters rallied outside of Sen. Lisa Murkowski's offices across the state and thanked her for her support.
In West Virginia, Planned Parenthood supporters voiced their opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller proposal outside of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s Charleston office.
In Washington, D.C., Planned Parenthood and MomsRising held a press conference on Capitol Hill with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Ben Cardin to speak out about how Graham-Cassidy-Heller would devastate women and families. Women and children came together to share their Planned Parenthood stories and hold a ‘children’s markup’ of the newly released Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill.
In Ohio, dozens of Planned Parenthood supporters went to Sen. Rob Portman's Cincinnati office to tell their stories and demonstrate their opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill.
On social media, you opposed the Graham-Cassidy-Heller proposal loudly and proudly.
Planned Parenthood patients and supporters across the country sounded off on social media against the Graham-Cassidy bill –– including celebrity supporters like Zoey Deutch, Sarah Hyland, Mayim Bialik, Retta, Annabeth Gish, Jenny Slate, and Padma Lakshmi.
On Twitter, #DoNoHarm was trending #1 in Washington, D.C. during the health care hearing, and #StandwithPP had over 10 million impressions online throughout the day.
And there’s more!
Over the past few months, you’ve made 350,000 phone calls to members of Congress, and we’ve had more than 1.5 million petition signatures.
So to all Planned Parenthood supporters — thank you. We couldn’t have done this without you. Keep up the fight!