May 16, 2011
DCCC Launches Next Phase Hold Republicans Accountable for Ending Medicare, Protecting Big Oil
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) today expanded its paid and grassroots “Drive to 25” campaign to hold targeted House Republicans accountable for choosing to end Medicare rather than end taxpayer giveaways for Big Oil making huge profits or tax breaks for the ultra rich.
The DCCC is launching its enhanced Medicare Action Center, DontEndMedicare.com, with new signs for protests (with QR barcodes that direct people to the Action Center), a virtual phone bank, and tools to call or write your Representative. The DCCC will also be deploying e-mails to its 4.5 million person list asking them to take action this week and deploying a new round of automated phone calls. The DCCC previously ran radio ads, automated phone calls, live phone calls, and e-mails in targeted Republican districts.
In 20 districts, the DCCC will run automated phone calls highlighting that people between the ages of 44 and 54 paid into Medicare for more than 25 years, and the Republican budget that ends Medicare and protects Big Oil would result in these people needing an additional $182,000 in retirement savings to pay for their health care.
The text of the automated call follows:
Hi, I’m calling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee calling about Congressman Lou Barletta’s vote to end Medicare.
You’ve paid into Medicare for more than 25 years and deserve the Medicare benefits you’ve earned. Under the Barletta plan, Medicare ends and you’ll have to save about $182,000 more to pay for your health care. Where will you get $182,000?
Everyone agrees we must cut spending and tighten our belt, but Barletta has made the wrong choice. Ending Medicare to pay for subsidies for Big Oil making huge profits or tax breaks for the ultra rich! That’s not right.
Please call Congressman Barletta at (570) 751-0050 and tell him to keep his hands off our Medicare!
AZ-01 Paul Gosar
CO-03 Scott Tipton
FL-02 Steve Southerland
FL-10 Bill Young
FL-22 Allen West
IA-03 Tom Latham
IL-17 Bobby Schilling
MI-07 Tim Walberg
NC-02 Renee Elmers
NV-03 Joe Heck
NY-19 Nan Hayworth
NY-25 Ann Marie Buerkle
OH-01 Steve Chabot
PA-03 Mike Kelly
PA-11 Lou Barletta
PA-15 Charlie Dent
TX-23 Francisco "Quico" Canseco
TX-27 Blake Farenthold
VA-02 Scott Rigell
WI-07 Sean Duffy