Pure anecdata, and I just said this on Twitter but sometimes I like to say things in more than one place: I just called both of my Senators, one a Democrat and one a Republican, and told their staffers that I needed them both to vote against the Senate healthcare bill. Also said to the Democrat’s staffer (who sounded exhausted) that I expected him to do literally everything in his power to oppose it.
I got through to the Democrat’s office on the first try. It took four to get through to the Republican’s office. And damn near every single response to this tweet by Todd Young is anti-AHCA. It’s amazing:
My statement on the Senate discussion draft: pic.twitter.com/ktXqwAH3LI
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) June 22, 2017
There’s a lot of weasel words in there, but I’m choosing to take a bit of solace in the fact that it’s not a full-throated endorsement of the bill.
This bill will hurt literally every person living in this country. Every single one. Get on the phones, folks, and make your voices heard. The DC Senate switchboard is (202) 224-3121, but I find more luck getting ahold of actual people by calling the local offices.