Thursday, November 30, 2017

ACTION: KEEP UP THE PRESSURE STOP THE TRUMP TAX SCAM NOW!

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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KEEP UP THE PRESSURE: STOP TRUMP TAX SCAM NOW!
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#TrumpTaxScam
#NotOnePenny
#WhenWeFightWeWin
Yesterday Republicans took another step toward passing the Tax Scam. Citizen pressure stopped the ACA repeal. We must do it again! 
This plan isn't tax reform. It's tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of our communities.
• 178,000 Oregonians will lose health insurance coverage.
• 402,300 Oregon families will see a tax increase.
• The increased deficit will trigger automatic cuts to nearly the entire web of government support for daily life.
• Medicare will be cut by $25 billion in the first year—and $400 billion over ten years.
• Affordable house, nutrition, grants for elementary and secondary education, scientific research, roads, bridges, law enforcement...and much, much more would be subject to cuts every year.
• The proposed elimination of the ACA's requirement to buy health insurance will drive up premiums 10 percent year after year. 13 million people will lose insurance over the next ten years. 
We may only have a few days before the final vote. Take these action steps now, and every day until we win.
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**ACTION 1: CALL CONSTITUENTS IN SWING STATES**
Call progressive constituents in critical swing states – Alaska, Arizona, Tennesse, and West Virginia – and urge them to call their Senators to vote NO on the Tax Scam.
The Indivisible Guide makes it easy with their calling tool: https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/
Better yet: invite visiting family/friends to join you and make calls together! Count how many calls you can make and cheer each other on!
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**ACTION 2: JOIN US FOR A CALLING PARTY TOMORROW**
If you’re in the Portland area, join Indivisible Oregon volunteers to call swing state constituents, and urge them to call their senators to vote NO on the tax scam. We’ll use this tool: https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/
If you’ve never made these types of calls before, this a nice chance to try with a friendly group!
Friday, Dec 1
12:30pm-2:30pm
Belmont Library, 1038 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd
*IMPORTANT: Bring a charged laptop or tablet and a cell phone*
https://www.facebook.com/events/429794284102247/
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**ACTION 3: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family in every state. Help them to call their Senators. Every Senator is a target. These GOP senators have expressed concerns about the bill – Arizona (Flake and McCain), Maine (Collins), Alaska (Murkowski), Louisiana, (Kennedy), Tennessee (Corker), Wisconsin (Johnson), Montana (Daines), Oklahoma (Lankford), Kansas (Moran), Indiana (Young), Utah (Lee), Florida (Rubio).
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**ACTION 4: HAVE YOUR OWN CALLING PARTY --- EVEN A VIRTUAL PARTY WITH FARFLUNG FAMILY AND FRIENDS**
Everyone can set goals to call for a certain number of hours or everyone can call at the same time. Remember – NOW IS THE TIME! Don’t put this off. We need to do this for ourselves, our families and for future generations.
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**ACTION 5: CALL YOUR SENATORS **
(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 calling about PAYGO, the time bomb hidden in Trump/GOP Tax Scam. The best way to avoid it is to kill the bill. Please slow down the process so resistance can build. Thank you.”
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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

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