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Sit-in to STOP Trumpcare

  • Sen. Ron Johnson's Office 219 Washington Ave Ste 100 Oshkosh WI 54901 USA (map)

Hosted by Indivisible Stoughton

We’re mobilizing to stop the GOP healthcare bill in its tracks. On Thursday, July 6th—during the 4th of July recess—there will be sit-ins at Senate offices across the country demanding Republican Senators vote NO on the bill.

The so-called “Better Care Reconciliation Act” introduced in the Senate would take away health insurance from 22 million working, poor, and disabled Americans, gut Medicaid by almost $800 billion, and provide a massive tax cut for the wealthiest 2% of the population. The passage of this bill means that thousands of middle-class and poor people will die so that the rich can get richer. 

Inspired by ADAPT’s courageous nonviolent sit-ins last week targeting Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, we believe greater nonviolent direct action is called for to elevate the impact and unpopularity of the healthcare bill within the media and to pressure Republican Senators to vote NO on the bill. 

#AllOfUs, Democracy Spring, Democratic Socialists of America, Our Revolution, The People's Consortium, Progressive Democrats of America, and Ultraviolet are working together to organize, coordinate, and support sit-ins at Senate offices across the country on Thursday, July 6th. We will target as many Republican Senators as possible with a common demand that they vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. 

We believe that if ordinary people rise up and demonstrate that this bill is morally unacceptable, if we put our own bodies and liberties on the line to show our neighbors that human lives are stake, we have a real shot at stopping this bill from becoming law. 

It is absolutely critical that you maintain nonviolent discipline at all times during this process. That means no use of violence or threat of violence, by word or action, toward anyone that you encounter. Nonviolent discipline is what gives our movement the moral high ground and therefore what makes our actions compelling to the public, making them want to get involved and be a part of the struggle. Breaks in this discipline fundamentally undermine our movement and our mission. 

MEET IN FRONT OF BLDG AT 8 AM TO GO OVER PLAN. Action will begin at 9.