Curated and written by Peter Wilbur, Chuck Tryon, Ellie Wood

****Actions 4/27/17****

FEDERAL:

Health Care

Members of the House Freedom Caucus are suddenly on board with TrumpRyanCare after adding a provision that states can get waivers for certain mandated requirements of insurers. One thing is sure: if the Tea Party fringe likes these changes, they must be bad for everyday citizens. After humiliating the commander-in-chief from the right, the Freedom Caucus is now trying to help him get some legislative achievement before the 100th day on Saturday. Let’s call our reps to voice our displeasure with this plan. Background: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-gop-health-care-bill-20170426-story.html

SCRIPT:

I am a constituent calling from __________ to urge Rep./Sen. ________ to reject the latest version of the GOP health bill. Only far right extremists agree to these changes. Instead, please support full funding for the current law of the land, the ACA. Thank you for recording my call.

Tillis

DC: (202) 224-6342

Charlotte: 704-509-9087

Greenville: (252) 329-0371

Hendersonville: (828) 693-8750

High Point: (336) 885-0685

Raleigh: (919) 856-4630

Burr

DC: (202) 224-3154

Winston-Salem: (800) 685-8916

Rocky Mount: (252) 977-9522

Wilmington: (888) 848-1833, (336) 631-5125

Asheville: (828) 350-2437

NC-1 G.K. Butterfield (202) 225-3101

NC-2 George Holding 202-225-3032

NC-3: Walter Jones 202-225-3415

NC-4 David Price (202) 225-1784

NC-5 Virginia Foxx (202) 225 2071

NC-6 Mark Walker (202) 225-3065

NC-7 David Rouzer (202) 225-2731

NC-8 RIchard Hudson (202) 225-3715

NC-9 Robert Pittenger (202) 225-1976

NC-10 Patrick McHenry (202) 225-2576

NC-11 Mark Meadows (202) 225-6401

NC-12 Alma Adams (202) 225-1510

NC-13 Ted Budd (202) 225-4531

Tillis

DC: (202) 224-6342

Charlotte: 704-509-9087

Greenville: (252) 329-0371

Hendersonville: (828) 693-8750

High Point: (336) 885-0685

Raleigh: (919) 856-4630

Burr

DC: (202) 224-3154

Winston-Salem: (800) 685-8916

Rocky Mount: (252) 977-9522

Wilmington: (888) 848-1833, (336) 631-5125

Asheville: (828) 350-2437

NC-1 G.K. Butterfield (202) 225-3101

NC-2 George Holding 202-225-3032

NC-3: Walter Jones 202-225-3415

NC-4 David Price (202) 225-1784

NC-5 Virginia Foxx (202) 225 2071

NC-6 Mark Walker (202) 225-3065

NC-7 David Rouzer (202) 225-2731

NC-8 RIchard Hudson (202) 225-3715

NC-9 Robert Pittenger (202) 225-1976

NC-10 Patrick McHenry (202) 225-2576

NC-11 Mark Meadows (202) 225-6401

NC-12 Alma Adams (202) 225-1510

NC-13 Ted Budd (202) 225-4531

STATE: CROSSOVER DAY SPECIAL

By midnight Thursday, bills in the North Carolina General Assembly must pass either the House or the Senate or else they are dead for good. Many bad bills loom, and we need to be ready to act at the spur of the moment. Inside sources tell us that the best way to get the attention of lawmakers during these busy sessions is to email a simple, clear message in the subject line. For example, “Vote NO on HB 330, protester bill.” Or, “Let HB 200 be heard.” Look for flash updates throughout the day, as committee meeting times changes, amendments are added to bills, and surprise motions and votes are taken. On Tuesday, word has it that committee members received thousands of emails about the so-called “economic terrorism” bill that would have demonized protesters. That bill was rejected with the help of two Republican votes.

HB 330: Immunity from Running Over Pedestrians with Your Car

In an outrageous affront to civil rights, the NC House has passed a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability if they “accidentally” strike a protester with their car. The bill is clearly an attempt to curtail our freedom of assembly and is modeled after a bill introduced in North Dakota as a way to place limits on people protesting the Dakota Pipeline. Now that the bill has passed the House, it’s time to turn our attention to the Senate and to tell your Senators to vote against this bill.

SCRIPT:

Hello, I am a constituent calling from _________________ to urge Senator _______________ to vote against HB 330, which was recently passed by the House. This bill would provide drivers with immunity from civil liability if they strike a protester. HB 330 is a clear threat to our first amendment right to assembly and potentially puts protesters at serious risk of injury. This bill must be rejected. Thank you for taking my call.