Don”t Forget to attend!!!


Foxconn vs. Milwaukee County Services
Thursday, September 28
Knickerbocker Hotel
1028 E Juneau Ave
Economist Michael Rosen and Senior Citizen Advocate Stephanie Stein look at the Foxconn giveaway and it's impact on Milwaukee County programs serving elderly and disabled people.

PLEASE RSVP Karen Royster (414 426-4473)

Time to mobilize -- again.
Trumpcare is back!Call U.S. Senators and tell them to vote NO on Graham-Cassidy!

See this message from ACA activist Gail Campbell:

I am on hold with Senator Johnson's D.C. office waiting to tell them that the Graham-Cassidy Bill will sunset the essential healthcare benefits that keep me alive! Meanwhile I'm writing directly to the U.S. Senate. Their email is [email protected]  Everyone can write in, and it's critical if you have any pre-existing conditions. List your name, address and zip code at top of your message.

SEIU and Citizen Action are holding a vigil at Senator Johnson's office on Monday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 pm to oppose the Graham- Cassidy Bill.
Meet at 517 East Wisconsin.

TrumpCare By Another Name: “Graham-Cassidy”

Trump and the Senate Republicans are making one last push on TrumpCare—a bill known as “Graham-Cassidy”—and it should be taken seriously.

1. Republicans only have until Sept. 30 to get this done.

2. Senator John McCain, who opposed TrumpCare in July, said that he would support the Graham-Cassidy bill, under certain conditions. If all other Republicans hold, that would give Mitch McConnell the 50 votes plus Vice President Pence’s tiebreaker that he needs to jam TrumpCare through the Senate.

3. Graham-Cassidy is strikingly similar to earlier TrumpCare bills. It destroys Medicaid as we know it by transforming the funding for the program into a capped system.

4. Graham-Cassidy contains deep cuts to Medicaid. Limiting how much federal money states have to spend on Medicaid limits coverage, access, and states’ options when more people need coverage.

5. Graham-Cassidy eliminates protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The bill undermines protections for people with pre-existing conditions and people who need treatment for opioid abuse by allowing states to waive essential health benefits.

6. Graham-Cassidy attacks women’s health. To top it all off, Graham-Cassidy enacts a total prohibition on any covered insurance plans from offering abortion coverage.

7. Cuts the Federal Money Given to States. The proposal would take all of the money going out the door to help people afford and access insurance and bundle it into one “block grant.” This “block grant” includes money for the Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies.This also deeply cuts the total amount of money. All the funding ends in 2027. Starting that year, states would receive exactly zero dollars in their already slim block grants.

Make sure your Senators know you are paying attention and that TrumpCare 3.0 is not acceptable. Tell them you oppose Graham-Cassidy and that you want them to commit to following “regular order” and working through the committee process as some Senators have started to do. And find out how much your state will lose in federal funding here.