Campaign 2010

May 15, 2013

DCCC Launches Grassroots Efforts Targeting Republicans for Health Care Repeal

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a grassroots action campaign with paid telephone calls in 10 districts of vulnerable House Republicans urging them to oppose the 37th attempt to put health insurance companies back in charge of health care by repealing the Affordable Care Act. The DCCC automated phone calls ask Americans to urge their Member of Congress to stand up against House Republican leadership and “move forward and strengthen our health care, not join the partisans in Congress who want to put insurance companies back in charge.”

The calls begin today through tomorrow’s vote in 10 districts.

“Americans are crystal clear – they want Congress to solve problems, not spark ideological battles again and again,” DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said. “Once again, the Republican Congress is wasting taxpayer dollars and trying to put insurance companies back in charge of our care. The consequences are clear: fewer protections for consumers, more health-care related bankruptcies and more money for the insurance companies. We’re urging House Republicans to vote against this and start focusing on real solutions.”

A sample of the call script running against Congressman David Valadao is below:

"The Republican Congress is scheduled to vote tomorrow to put insurance companies back in charge of your health care and repeal vital consumer protections and benefits that you’ve earned.

“And your Congressman might be part of the problem. Tell Congressman Valadao to stand up for middle class families here in California - and don't help the Republican Congress give insurance companies more control over your life.

“We don’t need any more ideological wars in Washington, we need solutions that reduce health care costs and protect consumers. Sadly, Congressman Valadao might deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions, raise prescription drug costs, kick kids off their parents' health care before they turn 26 and even eliminate the cap on health care costs, forcing people into bankruptcy to take care of their families.

“That would be a devastating blow to middle class families like yours across the country.

“Call Congressman David Valadao now at 661-864-7736 and tell him to vote no. Tell him it’s time to move forward and strengthen our health care, not join the partisans in Congress who want to put insurance companies back in charge."

Voters in the following districts will receive these calls:

Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19)

Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-11)

Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03)

Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)

Congressman Gary Miller (CA-31)

Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02)

Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)

Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-03)

Congressman David Valadao (CA-21)

Congressman Bill Young (FL-13)