Thursday, August 31, 2017

ACTiON: CALL TO PROTECT OUR ECONOMY

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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WE THE PEOPLE AGENDA -- PROTECT OUR ECONOMY
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#CleanDebtBill
#CleanBudget
#FairTaxReform

Today, our “We the People” agenda for our Members of Congress focuses on the economy.

An economic train wreck is facing us in September
• Unless the debt ceiling is raised, the government will default on its debts, threatening the world economy http://wapo.st/2xNtZAC
• Unless a budget is passed, the government will shut down
• Trump has threatened to veto a budget doesn’t include funding for his border wall. His threat alone has rattled financial markets. http://nyti.ms/2wTKjU3
• The extreme right wing of the GOP wants draconian spending cuts added to the debt ceiling bill in return for its votes.

Meanwhile, the GOP is pushing tax “reform” that will benefit the wealthy while increasing the deficit and slashing essential programs. http://bit.ly/2fSXoWa

We need our Members of Congress to protect our economy. Call them and tell them to take the lead in passing
(1) a “clean” debt ceiling increase to avoid government shut-down;
(2) a “clean” budget continuing resolution (an extension of last year’s budget with no riders and NO funding for the wall); and
(3)  bipartisan, fair tax reform.

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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS AND YOUR REP**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [ZIP code]. I am concerned about the risk posed to our economy by threats to default on our debt, shut down the government and pass unbalanced, unfair tax reform that primarily benefits the wealthiest. I am calling to ask that you pledge to protect our economy by insisting on a clean debt ceiling increase, a clean budget continuing resolution and bipartisan tax reform that is fair to working people. Thank you."

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**ACTION2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**

Share this post with friends and family.  And help them to call their own Members of Congress.

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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-finance-202/2017/08/29/the-finance-202-harvey-complicates-trump-s-border-wall-plans/59a4dc4c30fb0435b8209024/?utm_term=.0bbf310ceb4c

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