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Sheila Barnes
Sheila BarnesFriday, April 28th, 2017 at 4:25am
SB 562 passed its first vote 5-1.

The following CA Senate Health Care Committee members voted YES on SB 562 - The Healthy California Act. Single Payer Universal Health Care for Californians:
Senator Ed Hernandez (Chair of the Committee) Sacramento office: 916-651-4022
Senator Bill Monning Sacramento office: 916-651-4017
Senator Toni Atkins (co-sponsor of SB 562) Sacramento office: 916-651-4039
Senator Connie Leyva Sacramento office: 916-651-4020
Senator Holly Mitchell Sacramento office: 916-651-4030

Two Senators were absent from the vote:
Senator Janet Nguyen (Vice-Chair of the Committee)
Senator Josh Newman

One Senator abstained:
Senator Richard Roth

One Senator voted No:
Senator Jim Nielson (District 4 with offices in Chico, Yuba City and Roseville) Sacramento office: 916-651-4004

I called the offices of Senator Hernandez, Senator Monning, Senator Leyva and Senator Mitchell to thank them for voting yes on SB 562.
I called Senator Atkins office to congratulate him on the passage of this bill that he co-sponsored.
I called Senator Nielsen's office to state my disappointment that he voted no.
I called the office of Senator Roth to ask why he abstained. His aide explained that he was open to the bill but wanted to wait until the Appropriations Committee held their hearing to discuss the fiscal side of the bill.
I did not call the offices of the Senators who were absent. I suppose perhaps there were legitimate reasons, although I find it interesting that the Vice Chair of a committee holding a vote on such an important committee issue was absent.
Marcia Rey
Marcia ReySaturday, April 29th, 2017 at 9:49am
For all you Daily Action people and others whom have been calling vigilantly....these are the successes.....I know there are times when you feel your Action are not really making a difference....and these words should encourage you everyday to continue and spread the word...and I thank each and everyone of you....because together we do make a difference✌🏼
DAILY ACTION ALERT: SO MUCH WINNING ... This was supposed to be a HUGE week for Trump to celebrate his 100 days but it turned out to be two victories for us - blocking the funding for the border wall at the beginning of the week and keeping up the pressure on GOP "moderates" to deny them the votes on the latest version of the healthcare bill.
In the last 100 days here are a few of our victories:
We forced the GOP to walk back their plans to gut the Congressional ethics office jamming their phone lines with our protest calls as soon as the news broke.
The withdrawal of Andrew Puzder's nomination for Secretary of Labor after we made over 35,000 calls to Senators on both sides of the aisle.
Forced U.S. Customs and Border Protection to publicly commit to complying with all judicial orders and immediately release data on how many individuals were detained in their custody (by jamming their phone lines all day)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself from the Russia investigations after we made almost 20,000 protest calls in less than 24 hours
Stopped ExxonMobil from receiving a sanctions waiver so that they could drill for oil in Russia -- with over 6,000 calls to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs within 24 hours of the news breaking.
In one 24 hour period, Trump publicly demanded border walls be included in this week's must-pass budget measures, 8,300 of us called the Senate and made our voices heard ... and Trump publicly retracted that demand and said he would try again in September.
Over 80,000 calls to Congress helped stop both attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
We certainly haven't won every battle but we are winning a lot of them and most important, we are winning more and more. Stay vigilant, be proud of the amazing work you've done and the wonderful community that we have formed. Share broadly and recruit your friends and family. Text DAILY to 228466 (ACTION) for daily action alerts.
Marcia Rey
Marcia ReySaturday, April 29th, 2017 at 5:12am
IT'S WORKING!

In light of news that Republicans are delaying a vote on the Trump/Ryan healthcare bill yet again, today's Daily Action is to call your representative at (844) 241-1141 and demand they put an end to this bill once and for all.

Many Republican members of the House haven't stated how they plan to vote on Trumpcare 2.0. Some may secretly oppose it, but are afraid to say so publicly because they are afraid of the White House. We need you to let those undecided legislators know that they have MUCH more to fear from their constituents, who are overwhelmingly against the AHCA and will not hesitate to vote out anyone who would deny healthcare to millions of Americans! We need 4 more Republicans to publicly oppose the bill. If they are silent, we have to assume they are in support of the bill and going forward, treat them accordingly. Make it clear: silence won't do them any favors with their constituents.

Essentially every Democrat as well as 18 Republican representatives have publicly stated their opposition to the AHCA. If your representative is one of them, we need you to thank them and tell them you expect them to hold strong against any further iterations of this bill.

To receive Daily Action alerts, text DAILY to 228466.
Marcia Rey
Marcia ReySaturday, April 29th, 2017 at 4:13am
Just called LaMalfas office.....AND THE 866 #....the vote is soon....CALL....
THE VOTE FOR TRUMP CARE CAN HAPPEN TODAY OR SATURDAY. Quote from CARA (California Association of Retired Americans:
"The votes are so close - enough so that the undeclared California Republicans can literally make the difference."

One of these is Congressman Doug LaMalfa! call his D.C. office: 202-225-3076 or D.C. free switchboard: 866-426-2631.
Sheila Barnes
Sheila BarnesFriday, April 28th, 2017 at 4:54pm
THE VOTE FOR TRUMP CARE CAN HAPPEN TOMORROW OR SATURDAY. Quote from CARA (California Association of Retired Americans:
"The votes are so close - enough so that the undeclared California Republicans can literally make the difference."

One of these is Congressman Doug LaMalfa! First thing tomorrow morning, call his D.C. office: 202-225-3076 or D.C. free switchboard: 866-426-2631. Tell his staff that if he votes for this bill, his deception to his thousands of CD1 constituents will be remembered and this one vote will be the nail in the coffin for his re-election.

Copy and share to anyone you know in the CD1 district.