Thursday, April 19, 2018

ACTION: CONGRESS DON’T TOUCH FY 18 SPENDING AGAIN

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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CONGRESS: DON’T TOUCH FY 18 SPENDING AGAIN!
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#TrumpTaxScam
#GOPTaxScam
#Resist

Conservatives are furious Trump signed the largest spending bills ever passed.  He had little clue of its size so now there is legislation to rescind billions in fiscal year (FY) 2018 domestic spending, driven by Trump’s fear of abandonment by his base.

A rescission bill could pass the House and needs only a majority in the Senate. While the tea leaves point toward failure, we must call to make sure!
-- Two Senators appropriations committee members are opposed
-- Republicans note that reneging will harden democrats positions for FY 19 spending

Mounting deficits – due in part to the Tax Scam - also pressure Republicans to cut domestic spending:
-- CBO projects that FY 2018’s deficit will be 21% higher after the tax bill and to approach 100% of GDP in the next ten years.
--Businesses received 9X more in tax breaks than what they passed on to their workers
--Bank of America’s tax bill dropped by $500 million in the first quarter 2018.

They. Will. Never. Stop. We can’t either. We must
- urge our MoCs to protect our safety net
- work for a new Congress that passes budgets and tax plans that are fair for all
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**ACTION: CALL OUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENATIVES**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I want {Member] to remain vigilant against cuts in domestic spending through a rescission bill. Protecting the safety net is a number one priority for me. Thank you.”
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 **REMEMBER FOR THE MIDTERMS: ASK WHERE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES STAND ON PROTECTING THE SAFETY NET.**

Congress has already damaged our safety net with years of reductions in real spending and repeated stop-and-start short-term funding in this Administration. This mid-term election, make sure your candidate spells out his or her position on restoring safety net programs, among them health care, education, job training, and housing.  Check out the searchable database of all our action alerts -- plenty of facts and analyses to help you stand up for your values: www.IndivisibleOR.org/action
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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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