Friday, November 17, 2017

ACTION: WE MUST STOP THE TAX SCAM IN THE SENATE

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, November 17, 2017
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WE MUST STOP THE TAX SCAM IN THE SENATE
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#TrumpTaxScam
#ProtectOurCare
#NotOnePenny

Yesterday, the House voted for the GOP’s massive permanent tax giveaway to corporations and the super-rich. Their version triggers automatic Medicare cuts of $400 billion over next decade.

Senate’s version is even worse:
• Largest wealth transfer (from working people to ultra-wealthy) in American history when 400 richest Americans together already have more wealth than bottom 2/3
• Backdoor ACA repeal eliminating the “individual mandate” which kicks 13 million off insurance and sends system into death spiral
• Punishes blue states (like Oregon) by repealing state and local tax exemption
• Raises taxes (on average) of all income brackets under $75,000 by 2027
• Makes corporate tax cuts permanent, while crumbs given to rest of us cease after 2025

As we did with healthcare, we can stop Trump’s Tax Scam and save the ACA (again), by applying loud and continuous pressure, forcing Republicans to slow down.

So, get out your phone and call our Senators. Demand that they continue fighting with all available tools. Reach out to friends and family in red states. Support sit-ins across the country.

If we are silent, the bill will pass. Let’s make some noise. We must stop the Tax Scam in the Senate.

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

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am outraged that the GOP is trying to repeal the ACA and raise taxes on 36 million American families—all to give money to billionaires and corporations. Please use all Senate procedural tools available—including withholding consent and the filibuster where possible—to ensure that the Tax Scam never becomes law. You helped save the ACA.  We are counting on you to save health care again. Thank you.”

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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**

Share this post with friends and family. Help them tell their Senators to vote no on the Trump Tax Scam.

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**ACTION 3: PUBLICIZE AND ATTEND INDIVISIBLE’S NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION**

Indivisible Group Leaders are planning sit-ins in Senators’ offices across the country. Pass this message on to friends and family in red states and urge them to get involved.

How to organize an event: https://www.trumptaxscam.org/tax-scam-day-of-action-sit-ins

How to find an event near you: http://act.indivisible.org/event/local-actions/search/

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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

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

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