Thank you for volunteering to visit a local Congressional Office tomorrow. All of the information you need to know is listed below. If you are visiting an office of a Co-Sponsor or someone who has verbally committed to supporting the legislation, make sure you thank them. Otherwise, we encourage you to be courteous and polite when presenting the arguments.
What to do:
- Ask Congressman or Senator if they will co-sponsor HR1953 or S16
- Ask Congressman or Senator if they will vote for HR1953 or S16
- Deliver a letter to the Congressman or Senator
- Take pictures and video if possible and share them back with us
- Report back to us how it goes using the After Action Report
- Tweet your support by using #NoExemption
Sens. David Vitter (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT)
Reps. Ron DeSantis (R-FL-6), Rod Blum (R-IA-1), Thomas Massie (R-KY-4), Keith Rothfus (R-PA-12), Matt Salmon (R-AZ-5), Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-5), Mark Sanford (R-SC-1), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-4)
These Members of Congress have committed to us personally that they will support this legislation.
Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1), Jim Jordan (R-OH-4), Mark Meadows (R-NC-11)
Keep In Mind
These offices visits are only part of our campaign to bring light to this issue on June 17th. We’ll be putting out media advisories, asking people to make phone calls to Congressional offices, and to engage on social media. Please know that even if you are the only one who shows up at a particular office, it is still a huge piece to the overall puzzle.
What if I am the only one?
If you are the only one, don’t sweat it. Bring the letter with you and drop it off with someone in the office. Use the After Action Report to get the answers that we need from the office.
What if they tell me they are abiding by the law?
The simple answer is they are using a fraudulent claim that Congress is a small business with less than 50 employees in order to be eligible for the DC Small Business Exchange which still allows them to receive a $5,000-$11,000 tax-payer funded subsidy. This is a special benefit only available to Congress. No matter what they say, they are fraudulently distorting the rules to allow them to keep their generous subsidy. Here are redacted documents of the applications that were filed to allow the House and Senate to be on the Small Business Exchange. Hat tip to Judicial Watch for uncovering those. It is absurd for Congress and their staffers to claim they are a small business when there are over 20,000 Congressional employees under just two Federal Employer Identification Numbers. None of their excuses can refute this fact. For more information about what section 1512 of Obamacare says about large employers and how Congress should be treated read this. To listen to some examples of excuses you may get and how to rebut those excuses, listen to this.
Remember, while it is important for Congress to live under the same laws that it forces on us, we are still fighting for full repeal of Obamacare. We believe that if Members of Congress and their staffers had to live under the same rules, they would be more motivated to act on full repeal. Thank you for your part in bringing attention to this issue.
Tea Party Patriots
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The full toolkit for this campaign is available online