House Republicans passed a hateful disgusting healthcare bill on Thursday. We need to resist and punish them RIGHT NOW. Here’s how we start getting revenge….
Decent human beings all over this country took a gut punch on Thursday. House Republicans just passed a monstrosity of a healthcare bill that will remove protections for people with preexisting conditions and throw 24 million poor people off their insurance altogether.
But stay strong lefties. Let this fuel you to fight Trump and the Republicans even harder. We don’t need to get depressed right now. We need to start getting revenge. Right. Now.
One way we can do that is to contribute to campaign funds for Democrats.
217 Republicans voted for this bill. 24 of them represent districts in which Trump won by less than 50%. This is where we start.
The mid-terms are still 18 months away. But we can start helping Dems to run against these assholes now.
“Launched in 2004, ActBlue bills itself as “the online clearinghouse for Democratic action.” As a federally registered political action committee, it serves as a conduit for online contributions to Democratic candidates and committees. That is, ActBlue bundles and transmits earmarked contributions from individuals raised on their website to specific candidates.”
ActBlue has created “nominee funds” that are organized district by district. You can donate to the district now even if the Dem challenger is not yet known. Contributions go into an escrow account until after each state’s primary. Once the primaries are over and the candidates are in place, all of the money is then transfered to the Democratic nominee so that they can hit the ground running.
The Dems only need to flip 24 seats to win back the House in 2018. And it just so happens that there are 24 Republicans who voted yes to the healthcare bill and who are also extremely vulnerable. Here’s the list along with their districts:
As the Daily Kos puts it,
“A big surge in donations now would have huge salutary effects right away: It would both terrify Republicans and boost Democratic efforts to recruit good candidates. Of course, it would also help us defeat these Republicans next year. And as it happens, 24 is exactly the number of seats we need to take back the House.”
Another great tool is Resistbot. Resistbot is totally free. And it allows you to send your Senators and Representatives messages directly. You send a simple text message and Resistbot then faxes your message straight to your Congress members.
It’s fast and super easy. You just text “RESIST” to 50409. It will prompt you to put in your address to find your Reps and then you just text your message. Resistbot also gives you confirmation when your Congressperson receives your message. The first time you use it, it gives you your Senators. Text the bot again to open up your Reps. From then on it will send your messages to all of them.
We must resist in every way we can. And these are a couple things you can do from your couch right now.