I’m calling to express my opposition to the Department of Health’s approval of waivers to impose Medicaid work requirements and lifetime coverage limits. I urge Rep. Smith to publicly oppose and do everything in his power to fight these changes that go against the central purpose of Medicaid and will prevent vulnerable Americans from accessing necessary healthcare. Thank you.
1) Today, Wed. March 14, 4-5pm: Rep. Smith’s birthday/retirement celebration at his Freehold Office – 112 Village Center Drive in the Raintree Shopping Center. There will be cards to fill with messages, or bring your own.
2)Also Today, Wed. March 14, 7pm: Outraged about gun violence? Attend our area’s Moms Demand Action meeting in Spring Lake, https://northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/8413
CALL TOPIC 1
Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has pushed to limit access to Medicaid by approving several states’ requests to impose work requirements for working age, non-disabled Medicaid beneficiaries and accepting waiver applications from states to impose lifetime coverage caps on Medicaid for childless, healthy adults. Congress must pressure HHS to stop approving these Medicaid waiver requests that jeopardize access to comprehensive healthcare for low-income people.
CALL SCRIPT 1
Let’s call Congressman Smith’s office in D.C. at 202-225-3765…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of Rep. Smith’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles healthcare?
CALL TOPIC 2
Final Senate vote expected this Thurs. 3/15 on S. 2155, the deceivingly-titled Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, a sneaky roll back of Dodd-Frank protections.
CALL SCRIPT 2
Let’s call our Senators (Booker D.C. 202-224-3224, Newark 973-639-8700; Menendez D.C. 202-224-4744, Newark 973-645-3030)…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of the Senator’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles banking and financial services?
I’m calling to thank the Senator for voting NO on the motion to proceed on S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. I want the Senator to remain a firm NO on the final Senate vote for this bill. This bill goes way beyond helping community banks. In fact, prominent banks that this bill helps include Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Santander. And even worse, the bill puts us at risk of another financial crisis, it erodes consumer protections, and it allows racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked. Thank you.
If you have a personal story to relate to these issues, and are comfortable sharing it, please do – our elected officials want to hear how their policies affect our lives!
Caller best practices:
Rep. Chris Smith – http://chrissmith.house.gov/contact/
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
Comment directly to your NJ State Legislators: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
Comment directly to Governor Murphy: http://nj.gov/governor/contact/
Comment directly to the NJ State Attorney General: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/contactus.htm
State of NJ reps – http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
Study up on the issues: https://www.grbwomensinitiative.org/resources/
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