“Now we have a character in the White House who, according to former President George W. Bush’s ethics chief, among others, really does resemble the type to establish strong, authoritarian control, rather than acting as a part in a larger system. Yet, none of the cries are being taken seriously because Trump supporters ‘know’ it’s nonsense; they just finished up 8 years of Obama/Hitler comparisons. Besides, Trump supporters feel like they are finally being represented. They think “their guy” beat the system, and liberals aren’t going to change any minds by crying Hitler. It doesn’t matter if it’s true.”
“‘The big danger that Democrats face,’ Sandberg warns, ‘is that an uninspired base will not bother showing up if they don’t see Democrats fighting.'”
And let’s just be honest; the Democratic Party, right now, is not very inspiring. They proudly proclaim that they will resist, but Americans need to see policy alternatives and transparent leadership. There are too few Senators taking a stand, pushing for investigations, and presenting a substantive idea of what the Party stands *for* going forward.
Enter #JusticeDemocrats: We don’t need polling to find out what our position is. We are unafraid to stand for economic, social and legal justice. We applaud the various other grassroots organizations rising to hold representatives accountable, push for progressive policies, and an end to bipartisan political corruption.
The DOA repeal bill polled at 17% approval. The ACA leaves 29 million people uninsured and does nothing to keep costs down.
The only way to responsibly cover everyone is to kick the for-profit parasites out of our healthcare and establish a single payer, Medicare-for-All system!
Yesterday, after stalling the #AHCA vote, Donald Trump said this: “When they all become civilized and get together and try to work out a great health care bill for the people we’re totally open to it.”
Now is the time for Democrats to do just that and push for a civilized healthcare bill. Luckily, a bill like this is already in the House. In January, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. introduced #HR676 (Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act”), a bill which would provide affordable healthcare coverage to every single American. Bernie Sanders is set to propose a similar bill in the Senate very soon.
America needs Congressional Democrats to get behind both bills; House Democrats must cosponsor #HR676 and U.S. Senate Democrats must support Bernie’s forthcoming Senate bill.
And we need one million Americans to sign this petition and pressure Democrats to make a fight for #MedicareForAll.
Trump and Congressional Republicans have put Obamacare on the chopping block. But they can’t bring themselves to kill it because that would throw millions of their constituents off of health care.
This is no time to declare victory. It’s time for Democrats to stop leaning on the crutch that is the #ACA and to start fighting for real healthcare reform, based on the needs of patients, families, and communities, not on corporate profits. It’s time for #MedicareForAll. Only 72 of the 193 House Democrats have signed to cosponsor #HR676.
Demand Congressional Democrats start leading. Sign this petition to tell them to join our campaign for #MedicareForAll. Nothing less will do.
National Nurses United, one of many organizations who opposed the GOP bill, is on the front lines of our broken health care system. Like Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, they know #MedicareForAll is the only solution.
Together, we issue this call to action: Democrats must stand with America’s healthcare professionals and fight for single-payer.
Sign it. Share it. Get everyone you know to sign it. We will hand-deliver your signatures to Congress — and we’ll invite you to come along if you can make it to DC.
Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress are fighting to make #MedicareForAll the law of the land. If this Congress won’t do it, we will elect a Congress that will.
Yours for the revolution,
The entire team at Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress