It’s important that we continue to hold our Senators accountable for their actions when they return to their states during the July 3-7 recess. One way we can do this is by making sure that our senators are having town halls to hear what their constituents have to say. We can call and ask when and where they will be hosting their town halls. 5Calls has a call script available: https://5calls.org/issue/rec5jkLPZfOmcKC1Z For those Senators who refuse to host town halls, the Indivisible Guide team has a Missing Member of Congress Action Plan we can check out: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/missing-members-action-plan/
Possible Script, with focus on the healthcare bill: “Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY]. I’m calling to ask if Senator [NAME] is planning to host a town hall during the July recess to discuss Trumpcare and its effects on healthcare access and cost.
“[IF YES] Great, I’d like to RSVP. May I please have the details?
“[IF NO] I would like to request that Senator [NAME] schedule a town hall immediately. I’m very concerned about the passage of an Affordable Care Act repeal bill and what it will mean for my family and our community.
“[IF non-committal to scheduling a Town Hall] Would Senator [NAME] or their healthcare legislative aide be available to meet myself and other constituents to talk about [specific element of Trumpcare you find most concerning]? We have serious concerns we’d like to discuss in depth.
“Thank you for your hard work in answering the phones.
“[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]”
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