Don’t Repeal our Healthcare!
We need to continue fighting the attack on our communities from Trump’s administration. Republicans in both the house and the senate have been scheming to take away our access to affordable healthcare, and we can’t let them leave our communities in the dark! At the beginning of May, the House passed a Trumpcare bill that strips coverage from 23 million Americans. We must stop the Senate from doing the same.
TAKE ACTION: Call your Senator
Stop the Senate from passing any kind of “Trumpcare” by finding and calling your senator or dialing 866-426-2631!
Use this message:
“Hello, my name is ________. I am a constituent of Senator ____________, and I am calling to ask them to vote against repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act. I want to relay a clear message that it’s critical that the provisions and benefits of the Affordable Care Act remain in place. Since its passage, 20 million Americans have gained health care coverage and receive a record low uninsured rate.”
Talk about how it affects AAPI communities:
“Over two million AAPI people could lose health insurance coverage under the repeal bill—and many more women of color and low-income women could lose access to preventive health and reproductive health services.”
Talk about how it affects the LGBTQ community: (Click the image on the right to expand it in a new window.)
“In states without non-discrimination policies, the Affordable Care Act is our non-discrimination protection. That means LGBT couples can enroll for insurance without fear of exclusion. On top of that, people can’t be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, like HIV or even cancer.”
Combine statistics with a personal story:
“I have personally benefited from the Affordable Care Act by (no longer having a lifetime or annual cap on coverage, having access to free contraception, getting coverage even with my pre-existing condition, receiving no-cost prevenative services as a transgender person, etc.)”
Our AAPI LGBT community needs access to healthcare, and we can’t afford to fight discriminatory barriers. Let’s flood the Senate phone lines with our concerns and show them how much our community cares for one another. Our power and resilience shows we are stronger together.
NQAPIA thanks our allies at NAPAWF for their help in developing this Action Alert.