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UltraViolet members helped stop TrumpCare. Here’s how.

UltraViolet members helped stop TrumpCare. Here’s how.

UltraViolet members helped stop TrumpCare. Here’s how.

Republican leadership withdrew Trumpcare--the legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act--after it was clear it would be defeated! UltraViolet members were crucial in the fight to save the Affordable Care Act, but Trump and the Republicans aren’t giving up--and neither will we. Here are just a few of the ways UltraViolet members took action to save our health care. 

  • After Trump’s election victory, members sprang into action and immediately organized 13 in-district meetings in eight key senators’ offices to push them to stand up for the Affordable Care Act. Key Senators of both parties then helped sink the House’s first attempt to rush through a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
  • 90,000 of us sent postcards to Speaker Paul Ryan on a variety of issues, including health care. UltraViolet members in Wisconsin turned out in the cold to deliver the postcards to Speaker Ryan’s office, and we brought a cake, a singing telegram, and a lot of signs!
  • More than 45,000 of us signed petitions and delivered them to key senators.
  • Thousands of UltraViolet members made calls to their representatives and senators.  
  • 1,300 UltraViolet members shared their personal stories about how the Affordable Care Act has helped them. The stories were delivered to the Senate, and many are featured on http://cantaffordtolose.com/.
  • Eight UltraViolet members traveled to Washington, D.C., to share their personal healthcare stories, which were featured in TWO ads urging the Senate to save the Affordable Care Act. 
  • We wrote 800 letters to the editors of our local newspapers in support of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Over 250 UltraViolet members in 30 states stopped by their representatives' offices with fake “medical bills” and a message: Trumpcare will cover less and cost more--and women can’t afford it.
  • Hundreds of members joined an organizing call about Trumpcare’s impact on women and how to resist. 
  • UltraViolet members crowdfunded billboards and bus ads targeting key senators in Arizona, Nevada, Maine, and Alaska, urging them to save our health care.
  • We sent a digital truck billboard featuring health care stories of Kentucky UltraViolet members to Kentucky to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell around the state. 
  • UltraViolet members delivered ‘Save Planned Parenthood’ ice sculptures to Senator Susan Collins’ office in Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office in Alaska, demanding they defend the Affordable Care Act.

And all of these actions were noted by the media--putting even more pressure on Congress to do the right thing. Our actions were covered by CNN, Newsweek, Roll Call, the Associated Press, and local news stations and papers including in Paul Ryan’s hometown newspaper, The Janesville Gazette

Thanks for fighting to protect health care! Add your name to protect our care moving forward.

UltraViolet members helped stop TrumpCare. Here’s how.