UPDATED: Trumpcare zombie still dangerous

Placard for dangerous cliff

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Update: Now that two additional Republican Senators have said they will vote “NO” on the BCRA, we are once again hearing that Trumpcare is dead. But it’s been reanimated several times before, and we can’t count on it staying down. Here’s Digby’s take on the matter, which I recommend.

Don’t count Trumpcare out yet!

As you probably know, Republican leadership in the U.S. Congress has added some goodies in an attempt to give Senator Murkowski cover to vote Yes on their “healthcare” bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

Even if this were a good long term solution for Alaska – which it isn’t – millions of people around the country will still be hurt by the BCRA.

We need to keep reminding our Senators to vote against this bill. Both of our Senators, that is – because Dan Sullivan represents us too.

Remember: Republicans cannot give up on this, they can only hope to wear us down.

So, keep it up, folks: if Sen. Murkowski or Sen. Sullivan are going to vote against your best interests, make them cheat you to your face.

  • Are you a caller?

Protip: if the voicemail box is full, try another office. In the past, I’ve found that the Fairbanks voicemail often has room even when D.C., Juneau, and Anchorage voicemail boxes are full:

Lisa Murkowski
DC phone: (202)-224-6665
Anchorage phone: (907) 271-3735
Fairbanks phone: (907) 456-0233
Juneau phone: (907) 586-7277

Dan Sullivan
DC phone: (202)-224-3004
Anchorage phone: (907) 271-5915
Fairbanks phone: (907) 456-0261
Juneau phone: (907) 586-7277

  • Can’t call? Don’t let anyone tell you that writing doesn’t work!

Here are links to email: Lisa Murkowski; Dan Sullivan

  • Like to cause maximum inconvenience?

Here’s a guy who recommends faxing a letter to provide a physical presence for your opinion in their office.

And, conveniently, here are the fax numbers you’ll need:

Lisa Murkowski
DC fax: (202)-224-5301
Anchorage fax: (877) 857-0322
Fairbanks fax: (907) 451-7146
Juneau fax: (907) 586-7201

Dan Sullivan
DC fax: (202) 224-6501
Anchorage fax: (907) 258-9305
Fairbanks fax: (907) 451-7290
Juneau fax: (907) 586-7201

Stay strong, stay brave, and stay loud!
– Mary

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