Protect Our Care

August Recess Toolkit

Use our resources to talk to your lawmakers abouth health care.

ACA Repeal Defeated in Senate

A vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a "skinny repeal" bill failed in the early morning hours of Friday, July 28.

The months of phone calls, rallies, and online advocacy, your voices were instrumental to securing this massive victory for our health care system.

How did your senators vote? Use our email tool to thank them for voting “no” or condemning their “yes” vote. Enter your zip code to get started.

Just because the vote is over does not mean that our health care is safe.

The Trump Administration still has the ability to sabotage the Affordable Care Act in multiple ways and Medicaid cuts are still possible in states. Sign up to get the latest updates in the weeks and months ahead.

Action Kit

Email your senators: Use our tool to personalize and send an email directly to your senators and tell them to protect America’s health coverage.

State-by-state in-person event listing: View our list of events in key states (or find them using our map) for rallies, protests, forums, and visits planned to members of congress in key states. You can also check townhallproject.com for information about public events where Members of Congress will be present.

Script for calling your senators: Call 1-866-426-2631 to be automatically connected to your senators. Use our script to deliver essential messages to urge your senators to protect our care.

Tag your senators on Twitter: Tag your senators in a tweet asking them to protect the health coverage of their constituents.

Guide to meeting directly with your Member of Congress: Face-to-face meetings with your representative or senators are among the most powerful ways to educate them about how proposed legislation will affect you. This guide outlines how to make meetings happen and how to make them effective.

Tips for engaging senators who oppose repeal: Just because your senator supports the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid does not mean you should stop engaging them in Advocacy. Read our tips for how to engage with senators who support health care.

Protect Our Care Facebook/Twitter frame: Add a #ProtectOurCare banner to your picture on social media to show your support for protecting the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Sign ideas from recent rallies: Use these at events where senators commonly participate, such as rallies and press conferences. Get a group together to make signs to tell your senators to oppose the Senate repeal bill.

Shareable Graphics for Social Media

Background Resources

Medicaid Sign-On Letter

Families USA, along with over 120 organizations representing consumers, patients and providers, sent a letter to all Senators asking them to reject Affordable Care Act repeal proposals that threaten the health coverage and care of the 74 million vulnerable children, seniors, women, people with disabilities, working adults and others who rely on Medicaid.

This letter specifically opposes legislative efforts to cut Medicaid funding through per capita caps and block grants, as well as efforts to end the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid.