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Learn, Love, Lead! Kids, Healthcare and Congress
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Dear Friend,

Learn Love Lead Resist!Last week we introduced you to our new Learn, Love, Lead! email series

We promised to bring you resources and actions with a focus on federal issues and Washington’s kids.
 
Here is this week's resource and action.
 
Resource:
 
First, read this post: The Top 5 Reasons the GOP Health Care Bill is bad for Kids and Families. It digs into some of the important details about why and how kids, their families, and our state will suffer if some in Congress push through a destructive health care proposal.

Next, take a look at a snapshot of how federal health programs are helping Washington's kids grow up strong and healthy. This document provides you with clear data and quick facts you can use to get informed and share with friends.

Action:
 
Call your member of Congress. Timing is critical. Two congressional committees have already passed the bill to repeal the ACA and cap Medicaid funding. Now is a perfect time to stop this bad idea from moving forward.

Look below for your Congressperson's phone number and what message to send them.  Not sure who your Congressperson is or what district you live in? No problem. Click here to use our quick and easy lookup tool.

District 1
Suzan DelBene (D)
202-225-6311
Thank Rep. DelBene for opposing the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 2 -
Rick Larsen (D)
202-225-2605
Thank Rep. Larsen  for opposing the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 3
Jaime Herrera Butler (R)
202-225-3536
Urge Rep. Herrera Butler to OPPOSE the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 4
Dan Newhouse (R)
202-225-5816
Urge Rep. Newhouse to OPPOSE the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 5
Cathy McMorris Rogers (R)
202-225-2006
Urge Rep. McMorris Rodgers to OPPOSE the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 6
Derek Kilmer (D)
202-225-5916
Thank Rep. Kilmer for opposing the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 7
Pramila Jayapal (D)
202-225-3106
Thank Rep. Jayapal for opposing the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 8
Dave Reichert (R)
202-225-7761
Urge Rep. Reichert to OPPOSE the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 9
Adam Smith (D)
202-225-8901
Thank Rep. Smith for opposing the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

District 10
Denny Heck (D)
202-225-0129
Thank Rep. Heck for opposing the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

Here’s what to say in 100 words or less:
  1. My name is ___________. I live in your district. I’m calling because I care about kids.
     
  2. Repealing the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid, including capping spending per person, would be terrible for our kids, their families, and our state budget.
     
  3. If your Congressperson is currently OPPOSING the Medicaid cuts and repeal of the Affordable Care Act, thank them. If your Congressperson is not yet opposing the Medicaid cuts and repeal of the Affordable Care Actask them to do so.

    I want to thank Representative (INSERT NAME) for opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid.

    I want to ask Representative (INSERT NAME) to OPPOSE the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid.
After you make your call, put your congressperson’s phone number in your mobile phone so you have it when you need it.

When we learn and lead together, Washington State's kids can have the happy, healthy, safe childhoods they all deserve. Please share this message with anyone you know who cares about kids.
 
Your suggestions and ideas make our work together more powerful. We'd love your feedback. Email us at action@childrensalliance.org.

Thank you for speaking up for kids.

Sincerely,

Jon and the Children’s Alliance Team

Jon Gould
Deputy Director

P.S. Do your kids count on Apple Health for Kids? Submitting a personal letter to the editor at your local paper is a great way to lead for kids! We have a sample letter you can use. Can you help? Contact us.