Tuesday, November 7, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP THE TRUMP TAX SCAM

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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COMMEMORATE ELECTION DAY AND STOP THE TRUMP TAX SCAM
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#TrumpTaxScam
#NotOnePenny
#ProtectOurCare

The GOP have coddled and indulged Trump’s autocratic antics for a chance to get their dream tax plan passed.  A tax plan that benefits the wealthy and takes from so many.  The Trump Tax Scam.

Behind the smoke and mirrors, behind the talk of simplicity, lies a tax plan that creates a $1.5 TRILLION deficit.  GOP claims that these types of tax cuts spur the economy and that the deficit won’t grow are baseless.

Creating a $1.5 TRILLON deficit is the first step in a two part plan.  The second part of the plan is outlined in the GOP budget which calls for cuts to
--Medicare
--Medicaid
--Pell Grants
--Head start
--K-12 education
--SSI
--Food assistance/SNAP
--Tax credits for working families

And on top of all these cuts, Trump is demanding that ACA repeal be included in the tax bill – and the GOP are researching how to add it.

Today is Election Day - and today we have a chance to take down the GOP crown jewel legislative item: tax reform.  Our voices may not have been heard last year – let’s make sure they are heard now.

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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(leaving a message counts too!)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for our Senators
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code].  I am very worried about Trump’s Tax Plan.  It will grow the deficit so much that all of our social programs will be cut.  I rely on [share a personal story]. Thank you for standing up against this tax plan.  Please use all procedural tools to stop it.  You saved the ACA.  We are counting on your to save our social safety net again.

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Reps
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code].  I am very worried about Trump’s Tax Plan.  It will grow the deficit so much that all of our social programs will be cut.  I relay on [share a personal story]. Please do all you can to stop this tax plan.

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**ACTION 2:  REFLECT AND BUILD ON THE PAST YEAR
Today is Election Day which means it is one year since our country was turned upside down. While the past year has been tough, it has also been inspiring.  Please know that we at Invisible Oregon are so proud to work alongside with all of you.  We know that together we will make democracy work for the people.

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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!**

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