Dear Colleague: ONE DAY OUT, DRIVE HOME HEALTH CARE
November 5, 2018
Dear Democratic Colleague,
Tomorrow, the American people will decide on the fate of our nation and the future of America’s working families. Health care is the key factor in voters’ decisions.
I write to acknowledge the vital role Congressional Democrats played in protecting the Affordable Care Act and exposing the GOP’s monstrous health care agenda – and I urge all of us to continue to push this message in the next 24 hours.
The day after the 2016 election, we knew there wasn’t a moment to agonize, we had to organize to protect Americans’ health care. By Sunday after the election, we had organized with the groups for an unprecedented campaign to Protect Our Care to be launched on MLK Jr. Day weekend 2017.
Our inside maneuvering and unified votes against the GOP’s efforts to undermine health care and the tax scam for the rich were vital to our success. But the biggest factor in winning the battle for public perception was our connection to the outside groups organized to Protect Our Care. Together, patient advocacy groups, parents of sick children, people with disabilities, veterans, unions and families across America organized 10,000 events. With one voice, we affirmed that health care is a right, not a privilege.
We made our own environment!
Now, two years of inside maneuvering and outside mobilization against Trumpcare and the cruel, special interest Republican agenda on Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drugs and protections for people with pre-existing conditions has made victory possible tomorrow.
While Republicans have worked relentlessly to divide and distract, Democrats have kept the focus on the health and economic security of the American people.
Democrats are For The People:
- Lower health costs and prescription drug prices;
- Raise workers’ wages with strong economic growth by rebuilding America;
- Clean up corruption to make Washington work for the American people.
Thank you for your leadership over the past two years — recognizing the urgency, taking responsibility, giving us this historic opportunity.
Onward to victory.