Multi-Task: Prepare for the Lame Duck Session While You Get Out the Vote

Can we multi-task? Yes we can. Just look at the last two years.

Are you part of the movement that is setting the policy agenda and canvassing? Are you part of the group that helped raise $1 Billion for a new Congress, and regularly calls your Members of Congress? Are you and your friends the ones who phone bank, text bank, write post cards and managed to save the ACA by sheer will of force?

I’ll ask you again – can WE multi task? YES WE CAN.

Now is the time.  While we are doing this amazing midterm work, Trump, McConnell and the GOP Congress think we’re not paying attention to the lame duck session.  No matter what happens November 6th, the same Congress comes back to finish up this session.  They have already talked about repealing the ACA and cutting our safety net.  They have passed bills that will have more tax cuts. They have made demands about funding a border wall.  They are holding hearings for more judges.

We cannot allow this to happen. While we all work to vote in a new 116th Congress, we must make it clear to the 115th Congress that we are paying attention.  Make your voice heard on the federal level.  Comment on Trump administration proposed rules that are an assault to our values.  Call your Members of Congress to let them know that during the lame duck session we want them to:

  • Protect our healthcare and safety net
  • Stop a border wall
  • Oppose Tax Scam 2.0
  • Stop any new judges from being confirmed

And if your Member of Congress is a Democrat take it one step further.  Tell them we expect to see a coordinated response to this GOP agenda. There is work that must get done in this lame duck session – passing a budget, reconciling the farm bill, a full re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.  If Democrats work together and use every rule, object to unanimous consent, and slow things down TOGETHER, the GOP may be stifled.

WE NEED TO SET THE TERMS OF THE DEBATE.

WE NEED TO SET THE PLAYING FIELD.

IT IS UP TO US.

Prove it to the GOP:  Vote.  Canvass.  Comment.  Phone bank.  Call Congress.  Text Bank.

WE CAN MULTI-TASK!

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