Others—many with the help of materials from the Indivisible Guide and Resistance Recess—are mobilizing around issues including healthcare and the Affordable Care Act; President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch; and immigration.
Members of online women’s advocacy group UltraViolet Action plan to attend more than 125 events “designed to let Republican members of Congress know the full size of the pro-woman, pro-healthcare movement—and how their constituents are staunchly against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act,” according to a statement. The group specifically plans to target Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) with a billboard and postcard campaign, respectively.
“Congressional Republicans, led by President Trump, want to take us back to a time where women paid more for health insurance and millions of Americans died unable to affordable care,” said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet Action. “Our message is simple: we won’t let this happen.”
Meanwhile, Democratic super PAC Priorities USA Action is launching a social media ad campaign on Friday “designed to inform voters about local events held by GOP lawmakers in their area,” Politico reports. The ads, targeting “more than a dozen such town halls,” direct people to Indivisible’s “Reclaim Recess” site.
“The upcoming recess week promises to provide even more scenes of grassroots activism by everyday citizens concerned about our country’s future,” Guy Cecil, the PAC’s chairman, told Politico. “We are inspired by Indivisible and couldn’t be prouder to partner with them to empower those who want to make their voices heard and engage in social action. Republican lawmakers who refuse to stand up to Donald Trump should be prepared to answer for that to their constituents over the coming week, and beyond.”
The Town Hall Project also has a comprehensive list of upcoming town halls and other such events.
Follow the action under the hashtags #ReclaimRecess and #ResistanceRecess:
Tweets about #resistancerecess OR #reclaimrecess
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