Democratic activists are again targeting U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a freshman Republican from Dunn.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced today that it is launching automated phone calls in her district.
The calls take aim at the Republican budget plan, which would phase out the current Medicare structure for those under 55 years old in favor of a voucher system.
The DCCC’s phone calls focus on the 44-55 age group, who Democrats say could spend an additional $182,000 over their lifetime for health care needs.
The phone calls come as House members are back home during a district work week. Ellmers is one of 20 incumbents being targeted by the calls, according to the DCCC.
The text of the automated phone calls targeting Ellmers follows:
Hi, I’m calling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee calling about Congressman Renee Ellmers’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 Ellmers 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 Ellmers 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 Ellmers at (910) 230-1910 and tell her to keep his hands off our Medicare!