Monday, December 4, 2017

ACTION: DOWN BUT NOT OUT IN TAX FIGHT

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION** Monday, December 4, 2017 ———————————————————————————
DOWN BUT NOT OUT IN TAX FIGHT
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#TrumpTaxScam
#NotOnePenny
Early Saturday morning, 51 Senators voted to:
• raise taxes and increase health insurance premiums for nearly everyone,
• leave 13 million more people uninsured
• explode the deficit by more than $1 trillion. 
All for massive giveaways to corporations and the wealthiest. 
The Senate passed the tax bill WITHOUT regular order, debate, or committee hearings. There was no time to review or digest the bill, which was changing until the final hours. House Speaker Ryan has signaled that budget cuts – to reduce the deficit – are the next step. 
We’re down but not yet out. Republicans have said that they will convene a conference committee to combine the House and Senate versions. However, the House could just as easily pass the Senate version – as early as TODAY.
We need to fight back as the Tax Scam heads to conference. Call to thank Democrats in our delegation for fighting hard and urge them to keep going. District 2 Indivisiblers, on behalf of all of us, tell Rep. Walden to vote no.
This is a Republican-made, Republican-passed bill. Elections are coming soon. Republicans own the Tax Scam and they must be held accountable.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR DEMOCRATS
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to thank you for opposing the disastrous tax scam bill. We may be down but not out. I ask that you continue to fight this bill with everything you have. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR REP. WALDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my complete opposition to the tax bill. The process has been completely undemocratic and will seriously hurt the economy. This is your last chance to come to your senses and stand on the side of the majority of Oregonians in District 2, who will be hurt by this bill. Do what is right and vote NO. We will remember this vote in November.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Share this post with friends and family in every state. Ask them to call their Members of Congress. We may be down, but we are still fighting. Stand up! Make noise! Make our voices heard!
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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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