Protect Our Care -- Defeat Graham-Cassidy Bill!

rally_woman_with_sign.jpg32 million people would lose health coverage under the latest right-wing plan to gut health care funding.

Republicans in Congress have been secretly working on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill for week and now they want to rush it to a vote by September 30.

Here’s what you can do right now and this week (forward this email to friends!): 

1.) Call 844-898-1199 to connect with your Representative and tell them to reject Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

Graham-Cassidy takes the worst parts of each of the Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and combines them into one bill. It allows insurance companies to discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. It destroys Medicaid as we know it, taking $19 billion in Medicaid funding from New York and leaving millions of people who otherwise couldn’t afford it without health care. And it's rumored it could try to ban states like New York from setting up our own single-payer, universal health care system.

Graham-Cassidy has to be stopped. Call 844-898-1199 to connect with your Representative now. Tell them you expect them to oppose this disastrous bill because health care is a human right. 

2.) Pick up the phone to call across the country. 
Our allies at 1199 SEUI will have a HUB dialer up. Volunteers are needed to call people in Ohio and other states.  Here are the instructions to join the calling campaign: To log into the campaign, you need only go to and log in with the campaign ID 09740 and the passcode 171717.  And here is the training video:  A help hotline is up again as well, 844-898-1199.

3.) Join a local Congressional recess action. Demonstrations, rallies, die-ins, and more are being planned to make sure our members of Congress know that we expect them to stand up for health care as a human right.

Syracuse - Thurs Sept 21 - 12pm
Congressman Katko's office
440 S Warren St, Syracuse, New York 13202
Details and RSVP on Facebook

Albany - Fri Sept 22 - 11:30am -1pm

Leo O'Brien Federal Building
Albany, New York 12207
Contact Jamaica Miles [email protected]518-496-0799

Glens Falls - Fri Sept 22 - 4-6pm

Rep. Stefanik's office, 136 Glen St.
Contact Joe Seeman: [email protected]

Plattsburgh - Fri Sept 22 - 5-6pm
Starting at Trinity Park, 1 Trinity Pl.
Marching to Rep. Stefanik's office, 23 Durkee St.
RSVP, details, and spread the word on Facebook.  

Kingston - Fri Sept 22  
721 Broadway, Kingston, NY
Contact Callie Jayne, [email protected]203-803-7414
RSVP and help spread the word on Facebook.

Utica - Fri Sept 22 - 5pm
Rally at Oneida Square Roundabout.
Sponsored by Citizen Action of New York, Central New York Citizen Action, Indivisible Mohawk Valley, 1199SEIU.
RSVP and help spread the word via Facebook. 

New York City - Fri Sept 22 - 12pm
Press Conference - Outside of Staten Island office of Rep Dan Donovan
Contact: Mark Hannay [email protected]

Thanks for all you do! See you in the streets! 



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