Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ACTION: LET'S MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD - STOP THE TRUMP TAX SCAM

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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LET’S MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD – STOP THE TRUMP TAX SCAM
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#TrumpTaxScam
#NotOnePenny
#ProtectOurCare
#WhenWeFightWeWin
Yesterday was an amazing Election Day. We showed that when we participate in the democratic process to the fullest, we win. Now, we must use our grassroots power to stop the Trump Tax Scam. 
The Trump Tax Scam flaunts the democratic process and bypasses regular order:
• the bill is not bipartisan
• there have been minimal hearings
• much of the details are being kept secret
In addition the Trump Tax Scam contains language that has little to do with taxes but works towards advancing Trump’s right wing agenda.
• a back door abortion ban redefining personhood and allowing a college savings plan to be opened in the name of a “child in utero”
• blurring the line between church and state by allowing tax-exempt religious leaders and churches to make political statements.
The GOP is pushing the Trump Tax Scam in order to please their big donors who are saying “Get it done or don’t ever call me again.”
We cannot allow Republicans to get away with bypassing normal order to satisfy special interests. We must make it clear the American public does not want the Trump Tax Scam. 
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS **
(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. The GOP is bypassing regular order and the public has had no chance to see this bill. They are bending to special interests and their donors. I’d like to thank the Senator for standing up against this tax plan. I’m asking him to do more: to actively work to slow down the Trump Tax Scam by withholding unanimous consent and using any other procedural tools available. Please take down my info so you can let me know what he is doing to slow down the Trump Tax Scam.” 
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**ACTION 2: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Blumenauer, Bonamici, and DeFazio
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I am very worried about Trump’s Tax Plan. The GOP is bypassing regular order and the public has had no chance to see this bill. They are bending to special interests and their donors. I’d like to thank the Congressperson for standing up against this tax plan. But it’s not enough just to vote no: he/she needs to actively work to slow down the Trump Tax Scam and expose it for the scam it is. Please take down my info so you can let me know what he/she is doing to slow down the Trump Tax Scam.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Schrader and Walden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. I’m calling to let [Congressman] know that I strongly oppose the tax bill released by the House Republicans on November 2. This tax bill is a scam that will give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by forcing deep cuts to critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security down the line. The GOP are bending to special interests and their donors. Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what the [Congressman] decides to do."
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**ACTION 3: REFLECT AND BUILD ON ELECTION DAY 2017 WINS
Yesterday was an amazing election day. #WhenWeFightWeWin. And the next thing we need to fight is this tax plan. Not only is it the right thing to do -- it will strengthen our grassroots power heading into 2018 elections. If we all call together on a consistent basis, if we all show together up at town halls, if we all make our voices heard together we will stop the #TrumpTaxScam
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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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