It ain't over 'til it's over! The call to action is to contact your U.S. senators' offices and tell them to "Vote no on the motion to proceed."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to press forward to hold a vote this week on a health care bill. What is shocking about this? No one knows—not even the senators themselves—what will be in this health care bill. Current and former Republican senators have voiced their concerns over the approach currently underway.

Take three minutes to call and share the sample social media messages below. Then, share this action alert with your board, staff, community partners and other networks.

Call Your Senators' Offices

Find your senators' Washington, D.C., office numbers online. If these lines are jammed, either call back, or reach out to the offices in their home states. Those numbers can be found on the senators' respective websites.

Sample Call Script:

  • Hello, I am [Name, Title, Organization] from [City], a constituent of [Senator X].
  • I strongly call on [Senator X] to Vote No on the motion to proceed. The senator needs to put a halt to this chaotic process and call on Senate leadership to reset the health care debate and take the time to involve communities, consumers, and health and human services professionals from our state in the critical decisions that impact millions of [State] residents.

Tweet Your Senators

Find your senators' Twitter usernames online, and use the sample tweet and image below. Make sure to include the period at the start of your tweet so that others see your message in their feeds.

Sample Tweet: .@SenX & @SenX #VoteNo on the Motion to Proceed b/c impact on our state is not adequately assessed.

Post to Facebook

Use your personal Facebook page or your organization's Facebook page to help educate your friends and followers about what is at stake in this current health care debate. Post the sample language and image below, or share the post from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Facebook page.

Sample Facebook Post: We call on our U.S. Senators to put a halt to this chaotic process and reset the health care debate. The U.S. Senate needs to take the time to involve communities, consumers, and health and human service professionals from the social service sector in the critical decisions that impact millions of [state] residents. Regardless of the bill that is put before the senators, there will not be sufficient time to assess the impact on our state.

Social media graphic asking Senate to involve human services providers

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