A Grassroots Victory

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Sometimes it feels like an endless uphill battle, a struggle against big business and government business as usual.

But this week we’ve lodged a victory in a major fight.

When the GOP leadership finally revealed its terrifying healthcare plan, the BCRA, bipartisan experts reacted in shock and horror, and the CBO announced that a dizzying 22 million Americans would lose coverage. Regardless, the GOP was grimly resolved to move forward with their plan and scheduled the vote for this week.

But because of your endless phone calls, emails, faxes, and rallies, because of the stories you shared and the fears you expressed, the GOP leadership had to beat a hasty retreat and scrambled last second to delay the vote.

This is huge.

It’s yet another crushing blow to this Administration’s agenda and a victory for the people.

We are not out of the woods yet. We have seen this before, initial opposition from certain members of Congress that suddenly disappears when the vote is called.  We will need to double and triple our efforts to make sure our voices continue to be heard.

But this is what it means to have real grassroots power. This is what it means to have a say.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all of your efforts.

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