May 26, 2017
– DEFEND THE ACA AND MEDICAID
– CHOOSE TRUTH OVER TRUMP ON RUSSIA
– REJECT TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE BUDGET
– KEEP THE GUARD RAILS ON WALL STREET
May 16, 2017
DAILY ACTION: Tell the Senate Intel. Committee to figure out exactly what Trump revealed so we can contain the damage! (844) 241-1141 & http://rvdr.me/87911
May 15, 2017
ACTION ALERT – Call Eric Greitens and ask him to veto anti-worker legislation
In the last week of legislative session, Missouri Republicans pushed through two extreme pieces of anti-worker legislation.
The first is Senate Bill 43, which we’ve told you about before. This dangerous bill, which gives people a free pass to discriminate against our family and friends, is being sent to the Governor’s desk. Senate Bill 43 would make it harder for employees who face discrimination to hold others accountable. That’s unacceptable — and we need to make sure the Governor knows Missourians across the state are paying attention. If Eric Greitens signs SB 43, he will gut protections for employees who’ve been discriminated against based on their age, ancestry, color, disability, sex, religion, race or nation of origin.
The second is House Bills 1194 & 1193. Within the last hours of the legislative session, Missouri Republicans vindictively pushed through a slash of the Minimum Wage that will take effect in August of 2017. If Eric Greitens signs this legislation, workers in St. Louis who are working hard to make ends meet will see their wages cut from $10 an hour to $7.70 an hour, all because Republican politicians in Jefferson City decided to slash their wages for political points. That’s wrong and the Governor should stand up for working Missourians.
Call Governor Greitens and tell him to VETO SB 43 and House Bills 1194 & 1193 – (573) 751-3222
May 14, 2017
From Indivisible KC: Tell Your Senators NO to TrumpCare!
The House of Representatives have passed the TrumpCare 2.0 bill and now it is up to the Senate to stop this terrible bill from becoming law. It would allow states to opt out of federal requirements and take away the Essential Health Benefits requirement, and could create high risk pools on the state level.
Write to your Members of Congress today and tell them to oppose this bill, even more harmful to ordinary Americans than the first TrumpCare! Click Start Writing to make them hear YOUR interests, not just those of the party and the health insurance lobby.
*Adding your street address ensures that you are matched with the correct Members of Congress
May 10, 2017
If your number one priority this morning is contacting your elected officials because you are alarmed by the firing of FBI Director Comey in the middle of an investigation into Russian meddling in our election and think we need a special prosecutor who is not beholden to 44, here is a good script:
It’s easy. A short message is good. Something along these lines:
“I live in Zip Code [ ….. ]. I am calling [or emailing] to express my alarm at President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey and ask [U.S. Senator or Representative’s name] to demand a Special Prosecutor to oversee the investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 election.”
Tell your Senator we need a Special Prosecutor for the Russia investigation, NOW! (844) 241-1141 & read: http://rvdr.me/91301
May 8, 2017
Right now – the Missouri House is debating Senate Bill 43, a reckless bill that gives people a free pass to discriminate in the workforce.
Senate Bill 43 would gut the Missouri Human Rights Statute, which protects employees who have been discriminated against in the workplace based on their age, ancestry, color, disability, sex, religion, race, or nation of origin.
Missouri House Democrats are fighting against this dangerous legislation on the floor right now but they need your help.
Here’s what you need to do to help out:
1. Click here to look up your state representative
2. Call your state representative and urge them to stand with working Missourians and vote NO on SB 43
May 4, 2017
In a shocking move, Republican House leadership announced that they’ll be voting on TrumpCare today, in just a few hours. The TrumpCare bill eliminates protections for pre-existing conditions, defunds Planned Parenthood, and guts Medicaid. It is a horrifyingly bad bill—and it’s dangerously close to passing.
But here’s the thing: nobody knows how this vote will go. We say this as former congressional staffers emailing you from D.C.—they really don’t have the votes yet. There are still many undecided—or wavering—Representatives, and this gives you power.
There’s not much time left before the vote, so here are three ways to assert that constituent power:
- Show up, in person, at your Representative’s district office this morning. Bring friends. Tell your story.
- Call your Representative. If you can’t get through, call again. We need every single phone in the Capitol ringing off the hook until this bill is dead.
- Post to Facebook and social media. We need to get MORE people calling and visiting ASAP. Tell your friends and family that now is the moment to make their voices heard. The vast majority of Americans oppose this bill—we have to speak out and make sure they know it.
If you need more info, check out our updated TrumpCare page. Now is the moment to stand up, fight back, and kill this bill for good. We’re standing with you.
May 1, 2017
|Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs
Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance
2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION-
WEEKLY UPDATE AGENDA
May 1, 2017
2. Missouri Action-
-PDMP Conference still waiting for offical hearing.
3. 2017 Missouri Health Justice Advocates Convening
4. Federal Action
5. Legislative Issue Areas (click on category to view report):
-House Bills 90 & 68(Rehder): Conference Committee.
-Senate Bill 194(Wallingford): Managed Care Network Accreditation.
–Senate Bill 31(Emery)-Collateral source rule.
4. Q & A / Suggestions