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A table of official Senate twitter IDs, Senate staff twitter IDs, campaign/other, and Facebook info for the Senate:

http://www.socialseer.com/resources/us-senator-twitter-accounts/
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I just called my State Senator's local office (Cochran, R-MS) and the very nice lady there told me that they're trying a new system where they take your name, address, optional on phone and email and they take very close care to write down your exact opinion, not just a yes/no. (Mine was that I have eight of the pre-existing conditions that will be removed if the AHCA gets passed by the Senate, please vote against this, Mr Cochran.)

Be aware if that's a thing your reps are doing.

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I'm loving the heck out of this. It reminds you that it's time to resist again every few days, and if you've been keeping track you'll already have an idea of what you want to say this time.

Also, one of the things I was less than satisfied about -- the inability to select House, Senate, or Both -- is apparently fixed as an add-on after you've used it a few times. That's really going to help with the flexibility of what I can text about.

If texting is something you're comfortable with, I can't recommend this utility highly enough.
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This article in the New York Times today lists which Democrats are planning to filibuster the vote on Gorsuch, which aren't, and which are undecided. If your senator is on the undecided or against list, now is the time to give them a call, ( or resistbot, letter, or email).
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via [personal profile] giandujakiss 
Source

For those worried about ACA coverage for themselves and their families…. After hearing about the midnight repeal of the pre-existing conditions clause, a friend of mine called Senator Warren’s office. The woman she spoke to said they are being flooded with calls, as are the offices of Speakers Ryan and McConnell.

Senator Warren’s staff member told her that what would help the most would be to call the five Republican senators who have broken away from the GOP to demand a slow down of the repeal. Tell them how much you appreciate their efforts to stop this train wreck! If this issue affects you or someone you love, share your story with the staffer who answers the phone. (Remember the time difference when you call.)

The senators are:
Senator Bob Corker – (202) 224-3344 (Tennessee)
Senator Lisa Murkowski – (202) 224-6665 (Alaska)
Senator Rob Portman – (202) 224-3353 (Ohio)
Senator Susan Collins – (202) 224-2523 (Maine)
Senator Bill Cassidy – (202) 224-5824 (Louisiana)

if you call the number and get voicemail, one approach would be to leave an appreciative and encouraging message. I know people who prefer to do that, since calling a Representative’s office often means waiting on hold for a loooong time.



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The GOP congress is trying to de-fund Planned Parenthood as part of the package for repealing Obamacare. Planned Parenthood provides medical care for 2.6 million people, and shouldn't be defunded without a fight.

Although the Republicans have enough seats in the senate to pass the ACA repeal with no Democratic help, some Republican senators have indicated that they might be willing to fight to keep Planned Parenthood funding separate from that bill.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has said that she's "not happy" to hear that Planned Parenthood's funding is being attached to the ACA repeal bill. In 2015, she worked with Sen. Lisa Murkowsi of Alaska and former-Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois to strip a similar provision from the repeal bill passed that year.

One Republican Congressman -- Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania -- is apparently also on the fence about tying Planned Parenthood's funding to the ACA repeal bill.

WHAT TO DO

Call your representatives! Especially if one of the people named above represents you -- but calling your rep can help regardless, especially if they're a Republican. Let them know you're out here and willing to kick up a fuss. You can also call your governor; governors can help put pressure on their senators and other members of their party.

Sample script: "Hi, my name is ________, and I'm a constituent of the Senator/Congressman/Congresswoman/Governor. I want to urge Mr./Ms. (name of rep) to save federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Don't allow Planned Parenthood to be defunded as part of the ACA repeal! Planned Parenthood's medical services are too important to me and millions of other Americans."

(If you don't already have your reps contact info, this post has links for finding them.)

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