Indivisible KC Week of July 24 - Kansas Menu
Hello fellow Kansans,
This past week in our state, the Kansas Supreme Court heard from lawyers for the both the state and school districts on whether the bill that became law in June would provide adequate funding for schools. The court is expected to rule soon so the law may be fixed by September 1.
As for national health care news, our work in asking Senator Jerry Moran to re-think his vote for the BCRA worked. He, along with Senator Mike Lee of Utah, voted NO and defeated the bill this past Monday. However, on Tuesday, our fellow senator came back to say he’d support the Repeal-Only bill that was introduced Monday night and added the caveat that any repeal should “be followed by an open legislative process to craft healthcare policy that will provide greater personal choice, protections for pre-existing conditions, increased access and lower overall costs for Kansans.”
A Senate health care bill appears to be coming up for a Motion To Proceed vote next Tuesday. Like us, are you confused by which bill is floating around in the hallways of the Capital? Well, there appears to be two: BCRA is the repeal-and-replace ACA bill and the ORRA is the repeal-ACA-only bill. You can find more details HERE. We don't know which bill the Senate will vote on, but that doesn't matter, because both of the bills are unconscionable in what they'll do for Kansans.
We need to keep calling so we can defeat this bill for good.
Now on to Trump Russia news. The latest revelation is that Attorney General Jeff Session spoke about the Trump campaign with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Some might call for Sessions to resign, but if he does, then a newly-chosen AG, who does not have to recuse himself from the Russian investigation, could thereby impede Mueller’s work.
This is what we have planned for the week of July 24.
Thursday, July 24
At Noon, we will visit Congressman Yoder’s office to ask him to oppose the House Budget. Click HERE for details.
This coming week is crucial. We are all tired, but it's important to keep calling and keep our Senators on the hook for this monstrous bill. Here is the latest news on which bills might be voted on and how the Senate will proceed. We usually give research here, but so much of this circus changes on a moment-by-moment basis that whatever we provide will be moot by the time you read this. Click HERE for details.
Primary elections are important. They have the biggest impact on your day-to-day lives. After you vote, let everyone know by sharing either on Facebook or tweeting with hashtag #IVotedKSPrimary. Also, be sure to encourage your friends and family to do so. Click HERE for details.
Many of our elected officials made a campaign promise to repeal the
Affordable Care Act. We think it is time they are formally released from
that promise so they can feel free to pursue meaningful health care
changes. If you agree, let them know you support #NoMoreRepeal. Click HERE for more information.
Thank you for staying engaged,