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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

2 responses to “Senate TrumpCare bill is a disaster, say Senators Reed and Whitehouse”

  1. jodi

    thank you senators- way past time to kick some serious butt- but really, truly- no longer about procedure, process- really- you know this and have said it yourselves- people will die-

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  2. oppyman

    I’ve called them and e-mailed them asking to truly resist rather than talking about it, asking them to withhold consent on everything to delay the vote until after the July 4th recess as well as to filibuster by amendment. (This was Indivisible/Robert Reich advice.)

    I received a boilerplate e-mail from Whitehouse that ignored that part of my message and talked about a bill he introduced; it hasn’t, of course been heard and has no chance of passage. I’m not sure what reaction he expected from this. I was flabbergasted.

    Whitehouse told the audience at North Kingstown high school that Trumpcare was dead.

    Reed’s office apparently is so flooded with calls this month that you always encounter an answering machine that doesn’t know how to e-mail you back ….

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