So, I’m gonna jump right into this section, cause, why not? (I’m an organizer at heart I guess)
So, I think if you are an average citizen, regardless of your political lean, you should be happy the “skinny repeal” was defeated. Even if you think the ACA is bad, having it ripped out with no replacement will make things worse.
So, I thought I would float this topic. I think our Senators who voted “No” last night deserve our thanks, specifically Senators McCain, Collins, and Murkowski. Now, some people may reasonably be thinking “why does Senator Person deserve thanks for this when they have voted badly on X, Y, or Z?” Sure, that’s a reasonable thing to think. In which case, I would just be very clear you are sending a thank you letter based on this one thing.
Based on conversations with many staffers, our elected officials are usually getting so much hate mail, that a thank you note will stand out. Maybe even stand out enough that they won’t immediately throw it out if you’re not a constituent. (Bonus points if you actually live in Alaska, Arizona, or Maine)
What do people think, good idea, bad idea, or pretend this topic never happened? (I will probably do this anyway)