Friday, December 15, 2017

ACTION: NO JONES NO VOTE - FUND CHIP NOW INSTEAD

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, December 15, 2017
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NO JONES NO VOTE – FUND CHIP NOW INSTEAD
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#StopTrumpTaxScam
#NoJonesNoVote
#FundCHIPNow
Mitch McConnell is undermining the democratic process, and the Alabama election results, by refusing to seat Doug Jones in the Senate. He is disenfranchising Alabama voters to pass a tax plan that cuts corporate taxes more than middle class taxes, and creates a $1.5 trillion deficit that will be used to justify cutting entitlements, including Medicare. 
Instead of rushing to a vote, the Senate must wait for Doug Jones. The will of the people must be respected. As Jason Kander points out, election winners can be seated immediately. He should know – as former Missouri Secretary of State, (Democrat) Kander swore in Republican Jason Smith to the House of Representatives within 18 hours of the polls closing.
And if McConnell needs something to do, he can work to pass permanent funding for CHIP for which governors across the country are clamoring. What does it say about our country if we prioritize corporate tax cuts over the health of children? 
Republicans, hear us: America doesn’t like this tax plan. Votes must wait for Doug Jones. CHIP must be funded now.
Let’s call our Senators with this message, and then phone bank to red states to help them tell their Senators to do the same. McConnell plans to vote on the Tax Scam next week. This is our last chance to stop it.
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**ACTION 1: CALL CONSTITUENTS IN SWING STATES**
Contact progressive constituents in critical swing states and urge them to call their Senators to insist that Doug Jones be seated before the vote and to urge them to vote NO on the Tax Scam.
The Indivisible Guide makes it easy with its calling tool: https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/
Call on your own or join us for phone banking to Stop the Trump Tax Scam
TODAY Friday, December 15
Noon to 2 pm
Tabor Space
Muir Hall
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**ACTION 2: CALL OUR 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]. It looks like the GOP are trying to pass the tax bill before Doug Jones is seated. I’m asking that the Senator do all he can to slow down and stop this vote, including insisting that it be postponed until Joes is seated. And while he is slowing down the vote I hope he can find a way to fund CHIP. 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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