At 4:00 p.m. today close to one hundred fifty individuals showed up outside Senator Jerry Moran’s (r) Olathe, Kansas office on College Boulevard to express their opposition to the republican Senate Trumpcare bill.
“Repealing the ACA will kill Kansans”
“Love trumps money”
“Trump doesn’t care”
“Vote no on any version of Trumpcare”
“Heal Don’t Repeal”
“…the most efficient accessible healthcare”
“Trumpcare is fake healthcare”
As at previous Indivisible demonstrations individuals told their health care stories.
Yesterday at noon over fifty constituents showed up at the building entrance for Senator Roy Blunt’s (r) Kansas City office at Tenth and Walnut to express their opposition to the republican Senate Trumpcare bill. A few of the signs:
“Oppose Trump Care”
“Affordable Healthcare is a Human Right”
“Quit Putin Party Over Country”
Watching – staff from Senator Roy Blunt’s (r) Kansas City office.
At Tenth and Walnut in Kansas City – June 23, 2017.
At noon today over fifty constituents showed up at the building entrance for Senator Roy Blunt’s (r) Kansas City office at Tenth and Walnut to express their opposition to the republican Senate Trumpcare bill.
Individuals in turn told their health insurance stories and the challenges they will face with repeal of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
“RIP Financial Security”
“AHCA = Tax Cuts for the Rich”
“Health Care is a Right”
A staffer from Senator Blunt’s (r) office came to take notes.
Listening – staff (center) from Senator Roy Blunt’s (r) Kansas City office.
“RIP Essential Health Benefits”
“Medicaid saves lives”
The action, sponsored by Indivisible KC, lasted an hour.
At noon a dozen constituents stopped by Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D) Kansas City office (in Westport) to share their concerns about Trumpcare with the senator’s staff.
“Dissent is patriotic” – gathering in front of Senator Claire McCaskill’s Kansas City office.
The group was organized by Indivisible KC. At noon they were ushered into a conference room with Brook Balantine, Senator Mccaskill’s Deputy Regonal Director, who took notes and answered questions. The meeting lasted an hour.
Brook Balantine, Deputy Regional Director for Senator Claire McCaskill (D).
Individuals offered their personal health care stories and shared their concerns about Trumpcare and the Trumpcare iteration still working its way secretly through the republican controlled U.S. Senate.
They told Senator McCaskill’s staff that they expect and trust that she will actively oppose Trumpcare and its devastating impact on the health care and health care access for millions of Americans.
Some constituents in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District are apparently tired of waiting for Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) to hold an open public town hall in the district – they’ve scheduled one during the congressional recess for Wednesday, May 31st in Warrensburg from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the White Rose Pavilion.
Wednesday, May 31 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
White Rose Pavilion
107 Ming St/PO Box 373, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
The constituents of MO Congressional District 4 have questions for Representative Hartzler. We would love to interact with her in a town hall setting. She hasn’t scheduled one for this recess, so we scheduled one for her. We have the venue, the voters and the questions. Will Rep. Hartzler join us? Or will we have to rely on her cardboard stand-in?
Wednesday at noon nine individuals, residents of the 4th Congressional District, came to Representative Vicky Hartzler’s Harrisonville, Missouri field office to express their concerns with the republican attempt to repeal the ACA (“Obamacare”) and “replace” it with Trumpcare. Adam Timmerman, a Field Representative for Representative Hartzler (r), opened up the office to hear their concerns. He listened intently, took notes, and, like all of the constituents in attendance, was unfailingly polite throughout the hour long exchange.
“Indivisible” – Harrisonville, Missouri – March 22, 2017.
“Trump care makes me sick” – Harrisonville, Missouri – March 22, 2017.
“Christian Warrior” – Harrisonville, Missouri – March 22, 2017.
Adam Timmerman, Field Representative for Representative Vicky Hartzler (r).
“…I would like my story to be heard, too. And there’s just so much uncertainty about this act, about how it’s going to affect people. Who’s going to lose insurance? And, and, all I ever hear is it will be their choice. But it’s not always a choice. It’s whether you choose to eat, you choose to pay rent, you choose to pay your mortgage, or you choose to have insurance. And I know many people disagree with me, but I agree that health care should be a right, it should be a right by our government…”
“…I think she [Representative Hartzler] is not listening to her people in her district. I think when we get on the phone, um, that is not a good test of the members of her district at all. Town meetings is a good test for that. You can’t get on the phone and take five different people to talk and get a feel of the thousands of people she represents. And she is our voice, she’s not big business or insurance’s voice. Or the party line voice. She is not. We should be able to connect with her and talk with her and give her our worries and concerns and on our issues in this district…”
One of the constituents was concerned with the “facts” presented by Representative Hartzler (r) on a recent district telephone conference call with constituents:
“…if she [Representative Hartzler] truly wants to serve her constituents I think she needs to gain access to these things [facts], which is about a fifteen minute Internet search, actually. I’d be happy to send her those links as well as articles from numerous medical journals that have come out in support of ACA. And then she would have the information she needs to vote, to make a knowledgeable vote, for those individuals that she serves…”
“…Missouri did not expand Medicaid. And, on top of that if Trumpcare does get passed almost an additional forty thousand people in her district alone will not have any health insurance. Now that comes back to when, you know, they wait ’til they’re deathly ill or really, really sick, they go to the emergency room. They can’t pay that bill. So, who does?…”
Eight of the nine individuals present supported continuation and improvement of the ACA (“Obamacare”) and opposed its repeal and the implementation of Trumpcare. With one individual, an apparent libertarian, it was difficult to tell what he thought.