Campaign 2010

Sep 17, 2013

DCCC Launches Paid Grassroots Campaign to Urge Republicans Not to Shut Down the Government Over Obam

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid grassroots campaign to urge 27 vulnerable House Republicans not to shut down the government over their Obamacare fight. The DCCC’s automated phone calls connect Americans to their Member of Congress so that constituents can directly ask their representatives to “stop the nonsense and focus on common sense solutions that protect our health care and grow our economy.”

House Republicans are threatening to shut down the government in order to eliminate provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect consumers and prevent insurance companies from taking free rein over health care. The calls begin today and continue through this week.

“As House Republicans continue to play games with our economy by threatening to shut down the government over funding Obamacare, they are falling far out of touch with Americans who want us to work together to solve our problems,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “House Republicans are choosing to either jeopardize seniors’ Social Security checks and military families’ paychecks, or give insurance companies free rein over our health care decisions. It’s time for House Republicans to stop the nonsense and focus on commonsense solutions that protect our health care and grow our economy.”

An example of the call script running against Congressman Scott Rigell is below:

“Hi, I’m calling on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee with a Voter Information Alert. Republicans in Congress are threatening to shut down the government unless they can eliminate your rights and consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act. You heard that right: take away healthcare or shut down the government. That’s the choice.  It’s appalling.

“And if Congressman Scott Rigell doesn’t make it stop, seniors’ Social Security checks would be up in the air and our military families couldn’t count on getting paid.  It would have a devastating impact on families around the country.

“And what does this mean for you?  It means Republicans are trying to take away your right to health insurance – even if you have a preexisting condition – and let the insurance companies start charging outrageous ra    tes again.  And if they can’t get it done, they are going to close the doors of our government.   

“Call Congressman Rigell at 757-687-8290 and tell him to stop the nonsense and focus on common sense solutions that protect our health care and grow our economy.”

Voters in the following districts will receive these calls:

Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01)

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11)

Congressman Mike Coffman (CO-06)

Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13)

Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10)
Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07)

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)

Congressman Scott Garrett (NJ-05)

Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19)

Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-11)

Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03)

Congressman David Joyce (OH-14)

Congressman John Kline (MN-02)

Congressman Tom Latham (IA-03)

Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)

Congressman David McKinley (WV-01)

Congressman Gary Miller (CA-31)

Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03)

Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02)

Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23)

Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02)

Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-03)

Congressman Steve Southerland (FL-02)

Congressman Lee Terry (NE-02)

Congressman David Valadao (CA-21)

Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07)

Congressman Kevin Yoder (KS-03)

 


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