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[personal profile] tanaqui posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
(I don't think this has been posted yet. If it has, I don't think it will do any harm to post it again.)

ActBlue has set up a 2018 Democratic Nominee Fund to collect contributions and distribute them equally (unless you specify otherwise) to democratic nominees in 24 House races once they have been chosen in the primaries:
Twenty-four Republicans from districts where Trump won less than 50 percent of the vote in 2016 voted for this bill. Democrats need 24 seats to take back the House. Most of these races don't have Democratic candidates yet or have primaries next year. But we're not waiting till then. Every dollar you contribute to a Democratic Nominee Fund on this page will be transferred to the Democratic nominee when they win their primary next year. That means every dollar will go directly to beating Paul Ryan's majority and taking back the House.
Donate to the ActBlue fund here

Additional Action: I saw this linked over at [community profile] fail_fandomanon. The person who posted the link also suggested calling your representative if they voted for Trumpcare, even if they're not in one of the 24 districts listed, and telling them that you donated and why.

Date: 2017-05-06 03:34 pm (UTC)
elf: Many Americans have all the virtues of civilized people (American virtues)
From: [personal profile] elf
Resources for calling -

Stance, the app that lets you record a message and then keeps calling your rep/senator until you get through.

Suggested script for calling House members who voted for it:
“Hi, I’m [your name] and I’m a constituent from [your town.] I’m calling to say that I’m furious that Representative [Rep Name] voted for the American Health Care Act without even waiting for a CBO score to find out how people in [his or her] district would be impacted. This is going to effect millions of people’s health and it’s absolutely shameful that Rep. [Rep Name] voted to force it through with no debate or hearings. I’ll be voting against Rep. [Rep Name] in November* for this vote and I’m going to encourage my friends and neighbors to do the same.”
*Possible addition here: "and I've donated to support the Democrat who'll be running against [him/her]"

Angrier script from tumblr (along with tweets about the importance of contacting the ones who voted for it):
Hi. I’m calling to register my anger and disappointment at Rep. ____’s Yes vote on the AHCA. [I/my loved ones] am now at risk of losing my insurance, and I am appalled that social programs that personally affect me and my loved ones will be stripped in order to provide tax breaks to the wealthy. Rep. ____ should be ashamed of himself. I and my community will not forget this vote. Will you please take down my information and send me confirmation that the Congressman is listening to constituents? Thanks.
Edited Date: 2017-05-06 03:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-06 04:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
Ooo, thank you! I'll bookmark this for later.

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