For Immediate Release
#ResistTrumpcare: CREDO Statement on Motion to Proceed Vote
WASHINGTON - CREDO released the statement below in response to Senate Republicans advancing a motion to proceed on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“The party of death is so desperate to take health care away from tens of millions of people that they just voted to move forward legislation without knowing what’s in it,” said CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed. “The secretive process Mitch McConnell is using is only necessary because Republicans’ health care proposals are so deeply unpopular with the American people,” Zaheed continued.
“There is nothing ‘moderate’ about taking health care away from tens of millions of Americans to give tax breaks to the wealthy,” Zaheed said. “There is nothing ‘centrist’ about blindly supporting a bill that will kill people and cause untold suffering,” he continued, adding, “If Senate Republicans move forward with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act it will be a permanent stain on the record of any senator who supported today’s motion to proceed, or the final vote,” Zaheed said.
On Sen. John McCain’s role casting a key vote in favor of the motion to proceed:
“There’s a disturbing irony in Sen. John McCain rushing back from receiving medical treatment in Arizona to cast a vote that may well prevent his fellow Arizonans from receiving the treatments they desperately need,” said CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed. “It would be a shame if McCain’s legacy is reduced to helping Donald Trump gut health care for the people of Arizona.”
CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed is available for telephone interviews about CREDO’s work to resist Trumpcare. Please contact email@example.com to schedule an interview.
From traditional tactics like protests, massive call campaigns and petitions to more innovative approaches like geo-targeted Snapchat filters, in-state billboards and video testimonials from constituents, CREDO has played a leading role in the resistance to Trumpcare from day one.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 4 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and more than 100,000 phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.