The “Indivisible” campaign has identified 10 vulnerable Senate Republicans, and released digital toolkits to sway them against Trumpcare.
According to its website, Indivisible was launched by former Congressional staffers who are seeking to stop President Trump from enacting his agenda, ironically using the same grassroots mobilization tactics that Tea Party-affiliated groups used to successfully block much of former President Barack Obama’s agenda from becoming reality.
Ezra Levin, who is executive direct0r of Indivisible, posted a 20-tweet call-to-action announcing Indivisible’s new digital toolkits for voters in ten different states to use as a means of pressuring their elected representatives (dubbed the “Trumpcare Ten”) to vote against the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare), which is currently being negotiated in secret by 13 of the most conservative members of the Senate’s Republican caucus. As Levin pointed out in the thread, only three Republican defections are needed in order to stop the Senate’s effort to pass Trumpcare, assuming all Senate Democrats vote against the bill.
The toolkits contain pointed state-based statistics on how many of each senator’s constituents would lose their health insurance if Trumpcare passed, based on numbers from the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the House bill. Indivisible also lists contact information for both the senators themselves and for each senator’s respective healthcare-related staffer.
The toolkits also painstakingly lay out how the percentage of the vote each senator got in their last election, and compares that the percentage of the vote President Trump won in each state. The underlying implication is that Republican senators in states that didn’t vote for Trump, or that voted for Trump by razor-thin margins, are particularly more open to persuasion than senators from deep-red states.
Here are the ten senators that the Indivisible campaign has targeted for the “Trumpcare Ten” campaign. Call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 in order to contact each senator’s Washington, DC office. Click each senator’s name to be taken to their respective toolkit:
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.