1.17.17: Call in sick on Tom Price

At least he's a doctor, right? Not quite.

What’s the problem with Tom Price? The American Medical Association (AMA) even endorses him, right? Well, yes and no. The AMA offered a lukewarm endorsement based on his at least being a physician--with a plea not to take away people's health insurance and the caveat that they don't actually agree with his policies: gutting Medicare and Medicaid, opposing reproductive healthcare, and repealing Obamacare with no replacement. Did we mention he opposes gay marriage, believes vaccines cause autism, and has enough potential conflicts of interest to cause you a heart attack? Today's call to action: get your heart rate up -- tell the Senate that confirming Tom Price is an attack on your health.

Learn: Why Tom Price is a terrible choice for Secretary of HHS

Act: protect our nation's health from Tom Price

  • Call your Senators and say you support the effort to launch an investigation into Price’s conflicts of interest and possible insider trading and oppose his nomination. Use our simple call script:
My name is [your name], and I’m one of [Senator’s] constituents. [If you’re leaving a message, include your address and ZIP code.] I’m calling to ask that [Senator] support the effort to launch an ethics investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics and the SEC into Tom Price’s ethical conflicts and insider trading. What is [Senator’s] position on this issue?

[Wait for response]

Tom Price may be a doctor, but he cares more about profit than patients. He opposes women’s rights, gay rights, and access to healthcare for our most vulnerable - so I oppose his nomination and I ask the Senator, as my representative, to do the same. Will you please share my message with [Senator]?

Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension

AK: Lisa Murkowski (R) - (202) 224-6665
CO: Michael Bennet (D) - (202) 224-5852
GA: Johnny Isakson (R) - (202) 224-3643
IN: Todd Young - (202) 224-5623
KS: Pat Roberts (R) - (202) 224-4774
KY: Rand Paul (R) - (202) 224-4343
LA: Bill Cassidy (R) - (202) 224-5824
MA: Elizabeth Warren (D) - (202) 224-4543
ME: Susan Collins (R) - (202) 224-2523
MN: Al Franken (D) - (202) 224-5641
NC: Richard Burr (R) - (202) 224-3154
NH: Maggie Hassan (D) - (202) 224-3324
PA: Bob Casey (D) - (202) 224-6324
RI: Sheldon Whitehouse (D) - (202) 224-2921
SC: Tim Scott (R) - (202) 224-6121
TN: Lamar Alexander (R) - (202) 224-4944
UT: Orrin Hatch (R) - (202) 224-5251
VT: Bernie Sanders (I) - (202) 224-5141
VA: Tim Kaine (D) - (202) 224-4024
WA: Patty Murray (D) - (202) 224-2621
WI: Tammy Baldwin (D) - (202) 224-5653
WY: Michael Enzi (R) - (202) 224-3424

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