Your Member of Congress' name
With whom did you speak?
Is your member a co-sponsor of HR 676
If your member is not a co-sponsor, what are their concerns?
What else would you like to report from your contact with your member of Congress?
|4/3/2017 10:34:05||Carol||Jim Cooper||Vic Goedt||Considering it||Finances||Congressman Cooper teaches health policy.|
|4/3/2017 19:07:38||Ann Fleck-Henderson|
Katherine Clark (she is a co-sponsor)
|So, I did not call||Yes||Should we be contacting senators yet?|
|4/8/2017 10:45:25||Harriet Heywood||Daniel Webster|
Christa Pearson, District Director
We had an excellent first meeting with Christa Pearson Rep Webster's District Director and Victoria White, his Community Relations Associate. We brought in supporting documents, discussed the necessity of National Improved Medicare for All, and told our horror stories. One of our group brought in their family members' balance sheets on health insurance / doughnut hole. It was powerful. We let the district director know we will not stop until we pass a National Improved Medicare for All bill, and we asked for Webster to be a co-sponsor of HR 676. It was a good meeting. Christa said she will pass on the information and documents to Webster. We learned Webster's mother has dementia and is now living with him after having been in long-term care.
|4/14/2017 17:40:27||Steve Ducey||Adam Schiff|
Ann Pfeifer, District Director
Ann indicated that because Congressman Schiff is so tied up with the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of the Trump campaign's potential collusion with Russia that he has not been able to consider acting on HR 676 at this time. It is on his list of legislation to address but since it has not come up in any committees of which he is a member he hasn't felt the need to voice support for it yet.
Ann made it clear that she would share my concerns with the Congressman and that he is open and receptive to the concept of Single Payer Healthcare. I have reached out to his Healthcare Policy Directer Anthony Theissen but he has not responded. Ann told me he would soon but he has been unable to work as he is, ironically, out sick and has been for the past 10 days.
We stressed the impact his support would have as he has become such a prominent member of the party due to his role in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation.
|6/5/2017 22:29:57||Pamella Gronemeyer||Rodney Davis ,IL 13||Rodney Davis||No|
Rodney is a free market type Republican. I have seen him many times and he knows where I stand. I went with a group today, June 5, to talk with him since he doesn't have town halls. I will be a citizen lobbyist for him. We hope to vote him out in Nov 2018but we will let him know where we. Stand during this time!
|I gave him info today on small business and single payer!|
|6/29/2017 14:48:34||Paul Flansburg||Louise Slaughter|
Voicemail of Wendy Clarinx(sp?) Louise's current healthcare staffer
I'm concerned. Though Louise is a cosponsor, the fact that she has a new staff person in charge could indicate a lapse in earnest esp. with the current Dem. momentum in support of ACA.
|6/29/2017 15:04:55||Paul Flansburg||Louise Slaughter||Local staff person||Yes|
The name of Slaughter's staff person focusing on healthcare is also her legislative director: WENDY CLERINX. I expressed concern that HR 676 was not promoted on her webpage. I said I was dissappoiited that Bernie Sanders is yet to promote a companion bill and that Louise could join forces with Elizabeth Warren as an outspoken proponent of Medicare for all.
Katrina Ramquist Wesson
|David Price||Nora Blalock||Yes|
The feeling is consistent with other Dems that first they need to fix the ACA markets and then Medicare for All. They are possibly willing to put single payer info on his website. We will provide some content and keep dialogue open. She stated that Republicans are not hearing the cost savings argument for single payer; that she doesn't understand why that it isn't working. We will touch base again in a couple of months.