A few things to keep an eye on this week, Stronger NC supporters!
State Board of Elections
The NC State Board of Elections is still accepting public comments on proposed rule changes until July 31. See last week’s call to action and tool kit for more details.
Trumpcare is not dead in the Senate with rumblings over the weekend that they may try to vote on the bill on Tuesday. Instead of “shock and awe” I think we are seeing a “shock and confusion” approach to this bill. Keep constituents confused so they don’t know what to speak out against. Sadly, it even appears that the Senators don’t know what they could be voting on this week.
From Indivisible, what you can do right now:
- Call your Republican senators and tell them how devastating a repeal bill would be using our new explainer and script.
- Call your Republican senators and tell them all options on the table are terrible and to vote no on the TrumpCare motion to proceed using our new call script.
- Call your Democratic senators and tell them that if Republicans succeed at the motion to proceed, you’re depending on them to “filibuster-by-amendment” using this script and to raise “points of order” against provisions that don’t follow the rules of reconciliation (check out the explainer).
- If you live in one of the 10 key TrumpCare states (looking at you AK, AR, AZ, CO, LA, ME, NV, OH, PA, WV), continue to use trumpcareten.org for daily scripts and ways to reach your senators. Senators like Murkowski and Capito are getting a lot of pressure from coordinated efforts on the other side, and are wavering in their opposition.
Redistricting in North Carolina
Don’t forget Wednesday is the first NCGA redistricting meeting that no one seems to have an agenda for yet. Suspicions are high that this meeting was called merely as a check mark for the NC GOP ahead of the court hearing on Thursday. If you’d like to attend, details can be found here along with additional background info.
Given the flurry of TrumpTweets this weekend, Russia is likely to stay in the headlines this week. We’ll be watching closely and if anything extraordinary happens we’ll be sure to let you know if actions are required. The Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on Wednesday on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The chaos is likely to get worse before it gets better.