Monday, November 6, 2017

ACTION: CALL BECAUSE THE TAX PLAN IS A CON ON THE COUNTRY

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday November 6, 2017
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TAX PLAN IS A CON JOB ON THE COUNTRY
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#TrumpTaxScam
#ProtectOurCare
#NotOnePenny

The Trump Tax Plan is an obscene travesty, a con job on the country:
-- Massive PERMANENT tax cuts for corporations -- $2.4 trillion in the first ten years and $3.2 trillion more in the second decade;
-- Much smaller TEMPORARY income tax cuts for working and middle-class people that decrease over time and for some become tax increases in later years;

This tax plan burdens individuals and will grow the deficit $1.5 trillion.  It will crowd out private investment and ultimately create a drag on our economy.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, the Trump Tax Scam also brings
•  Massive pain for the 8.8 million people who bank on medical deductions;
•  A matching budget with massive cuts in Medicaid, Medicare, and a host of other safety net programs;
•  Hocus pocus claims that this travesty will stimulate economic growth;
•  Members not understanding for what they are voting, but too afraid to stop the process.

We stopped attacks on the ACA with an outpouring of loud and constant opposition. Republicans are hoping that we are tired. Don’t stop now! Tell our MoC’s to use all available tools to kill this travesty of a tax plan.

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

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR EVERYONE BUT WALDEN:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. The Trump Tax Scam is a con job. It is a massive give-away to the super-rich and gives nothing to the rest of us. My family and I rely on [our paychecks/our retirement income/the safety net]. The piddling tax breaks we would receive will not protect us if the economy stalls because of this travesty of a tax plan.  [If you have a story, tell it here.] Please use all procedural tools to stop this tax plan. You helped save the ACA.  We are counting on you again. Thanks for all you do.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. The Trump Tax Scam is a con job. It is a massive give-away to the super-rich and gives nothing to the rest of us.  The piddling tax breaks we would receive will not protect us if the economy stalls because of this travesty of a tax plan. [If you have a story, tell it here.] Don’t give the super-rich tax cuts they don’t need. Vote against this plan. Thank you."

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**ACTION 2:  SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
Post this on Facebook or other social media.
Organize a calling team of like-minded friends to support one another through this campaign.
Go to Indivisible’s national plan for opposing Trump Tax Scam and find more ways to you're your voice heard.  https://www.trumptaxscam.org/six-ways-the-trump-tax-scam-is-just-like-trumpcare-1/
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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

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