For Immediate Release
Trumpcare (Graham-Cassidy) FAIL Response: Even Republicans Knew It Was Too Cruel
WASHINGTON - CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Senate Republicans will not hold a vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill:
“Progressive grassroots activists just saved health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans – yet again,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed said. “Despite Mitch McConnell’s best efforts, even some Senate Republicans realized that this bill was too cruel to support,” Zaheed continued. “Unfortunately, we know that Republicans will never give up on their cynical efforts to steal your health care,” he said, adding, “we will stay vigilant to ensure that any future effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is met with unwavering grassroots resistance.”
Details on CREDO’s philanthropy and activism in opposition to Trumpcare can be found below.
FUNDED THE ANTI-TRUMPCARE RESISTANCE: In the past year alone CREDO members have donated $295,268 to Planned Parenthood, Social Security Works and UltraViolet – three leading progressive groups who played a pivotal role in stopping Trumpcare.
80,000+ PHONE CALLS AGAINST TRUMPCARE: CREDO members have made more than 80,000 phone calls in opposition to Trumpcare.
800,000+ PETITION SIGNATURES OPPOSING TRUMPCARE: CREDO members have generated more than 800,000 petition signatures in opposition to Trumpcare, including a petition signed by more than 250,000 people demanding that the Senate “Block and resist Trumpcare and any other legislation that guts Medicare and Medicaid, defunds Planned Parenthood or takes health care away from sick people.”
PLACED ANTI-TRUMPCARE BILLBOARDS IN 5 STATES: CREDO placed billboards in strategic locations in Arizona, Indiana, Nevada, North Dakota and West Virginia to pressure Democratic Sens. Manchin, Heitkamp and Donnelly and Republican Sens. Flake and Heller to oppose Trumpcare. Details on the billboards targeting Democrats can be found here. Details on the billboards targeting Republicans can be found here.
ANTI-TRUMPCARE VIRAL VIDEOS VIEWED BY TENS OF MILLIONS: CREDO’s series of anti-Trumpcare videos featuring Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and Chris Murphy and Reps. Joe Kennedy III and Ted Lieu have been viewed more than 20 million times and shared on Facebook more than 400,000 times.
DOZENS OF ANTI-TRUMPCARE VIDEO TESTIMONIALS: Dozens of CREDO members in West Virginia, Colorado, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona and Alaska created short video testimonials urging their Republican senators to oppose Trumpcare. Several of the videos, which can be viewed here, were used in digital advertisements targeting followers of key Senators.
SNAPCHAT GEOFILTERS IN DC AND STATE OFFICES OF TARGETED SENATORS: CREDO covered the Washington and state offices of key senators with Snapchat geofilters calling on the senators to block Trumpcare. In addition to Washington, D.C., geofilters have run in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio and West Virginia. A sample image of the sample Snapchat geofilter is available upon request. During the July 4 recess, CREDO blanketed 4th of July parades and other events in key states with “Resist Trumpcare” Snapchat geofilters.
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.