Ready to make a call to oppose repealing Obamacare?

Here is a sample script, borrowed from Colorado Children’s Campaign (with changes):

“Hi. My name is _____________ and I’m a constituent of [_____].

I’m calling today because I’m worried that Congress will rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act and put millions at risk of losing health care. Unless there is a replacement plan that will ensure that Americans can get coverage they can afford, repealing the Affordable Care Act could result in hundreds of thousands of Americans losing access to the care they need.

Opposing any action on the Affordable Care Act until Congress has a replacement plan in place is vital to Americans’ health, financial security and our economy.

[IF YOU’VE BENEFITED DIRECTLY FROM THE ACA, BECAUSE YOU WERE NEWLY ABLE TO GET COVERAGE, OR TAX CREDITS AND OTHER ASSISTANCE MADE IT MORE AFFORDABLE, OR YOU WERE ABLE TO GET MEDICAID FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOU CAN ADD YOUR PERSONAL STORY AND HOW REPEAL WOULD IMPACT YOUR LIFE]

Please tell the [Representative or Senator or Governor] my concerns, and please be sure to send me his response to my concerns in writing.

Thank you for your time.”

 

For extra credit (i.e., if you’ve got a little more time on your hands):

Here are more tips on preparing for the call (it suggests, for example, finding out exactly where your representatives stand on the issue).

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