Monday, February 19, 2018

ACTION: SHINE A LIGHT ON CORRUPTION

From Indivisible Oregon..

**CALL TO ACTION**
Monday, February 19, 2018
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SHINE A LIGHT ON CORRUPTION
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#CorruptGOP

Corruption runs rampant in the Trump administration and his GOP.

The GOP tax plan exemplifies corruption.  It benefits corporations over individuals while creating a $1.5 trillion deficit. Republicans boasted their tax would help workers. But instead of raising wages, business have used the tax plan to enrich themselves by buying back $171 billion in stocks. Only $6 billion has gone to employees. Paul Ryan received a $500,000 campaign donation from the Koch family days after passing the tax plan.

Trump is profiting off his position:
• In 2017 Trump properties had record business; he visited them over 100 times
• Trump and his family will pocket millions with the tax bill
• Instead of donating remaining inauguration funds to charity, $26 million went to Melania Trump’s friend

While Paul Ryan insists on cutting healthcare and Mick Mulvaney proposes slashing food stamps by providing boxes of food, official after official (Tom Price, Scott Pruitt, David Shulkin) use tax payer dollars to fly around the globe in first class and on private planes.

Trump and his GOP cannot be allowed to bankrupt our country for donors and themselves.  If this Congress can’t hold them accountable, we must vote in one that will.

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**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message since the office is closed today.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am disgusted by the corruption of Trump and the GOP.  The tax plan benefits wealthy donors, Trump is making millions and administration officials jet set on the taxpayer’s dime.  I ask the [Senator/Representative] to 1) get Trump’s taxes released; 2) call for the resignation of Scott Pruitt and David Shullkin; and  3) hold hearings on Trump’s and his administration’s corruption and ethical violations. Thank you.”

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

Share this post with friends and family. Help them ask to their Congressional delegation to 1) get Trump’s taxes released; 2) call for the resignation of Scott Pruitt and David Shullkin; and 3) hold hearings on Trump and his administration’s corruption and ethical violations.

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**ACTION 3: GET YOUR MIDTERM GAME ON!**

Check out the action groups below. Each is ready to tackle the 2018 elections in a particular way. Find one that speaks to you and sign up for its email or follow it on social media. This list is just a small sample of the amazing groups out there. If you know of other resources, please let us know.

Indivisible435: https://indivisible435.org
Swing Left: https://swingleft.org
Sister District: https://www.sisterdistrict.com
Flipppable: https://www.flippable.org
Woke Vote: https://www.wokevote.us
Let America Vote: https://www.letamericavote.org
Postcards for Voters: https://postcardstovoters.org

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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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