We won’t back down when it comes to Dreamers

Official action for Tuesday, Dec. 11


Events Today

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally
11:45 am, The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/143876693054083/

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731315852640


Action: We won’t back down when it comes to Dreamers

Last Friday, both Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell voted for a resolution to delay a government shutdown for two more weeks—in spite of the fact that Republicans have done nothing to prevent Dreamers from losing their legal protections in March. Let’s make sure that the next time a spending bill comes to the floor, our senators know not to hand Republicans their budget without first giving Dreamers the protection they need!

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180
Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Sample Script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip], and I’m calling about the coming spending bill. This bill is likely the best leverage Democrats will have between now and DACA’s expiration in March. Will [rep’s name] promise not to vote on a spending bill that does not include a clean Dream Act?"

Background:
https://www.politico.com/…/government-shutdown-2017-house-r…
https://www.dreamerpledge.org/dream-killers-1/
http://thehill.com/…/352871-immigrant-youth-need-a-clean-d…/


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com

Stand against the GOP's attack on the ACA Individual Mandate!

The Senate Tax Cut Bill contains huge corporate tax cuts paid for by repealing the individual mandate for health coverage of the ACA.  Repealing the individual mandate will throw health insurance coverage into uncertainty and chaos, allowing insurers to escalate premiums or to cut coverages.  We must STOP the GOP repeal attempt now!

ACTION:  Call your MOCs to demand the ACA's Individual Mandate be preserved

Please log your call here:   https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

SCRIPT (adapted from 5calls.org):
Hello, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent calling from [ZIP].  I'm calling to urge [MOC NAME]to oppose a repeal of the individual insurance mandate in the tax bill. Repealing the mandate will drive up premiums, and it's unacceptable to jeopardize people's health insurance access to pay for a corporate tax giveaway.

 

DON'T FORGET

RESIST!  Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:00 pm
In the basement of Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle, WA 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/

 

Come Join us this Tuesday!

Want to know what the REAL war on Christmas is?  It's the Republican tax plan that takes money from the poor and gives it to the rich.

Come join us this Tuesday for some genuine holiday cheer as we stand together as a light in the darkness.  ALL are welcome to join us, especially if you are new to political activism.  We’re all in this together.

Top items on the agenda this week:

  • Turning up the heat to stop the GOP tax bill.
  • Urging Murray and Cantwell to pledge NOT to vote for the Continuing Resolution on Dec. 22 unless it protects DREAMers from being deported.
  • Blocking the conservatives’ infrastructure plan, backing the progressive plan.
  • See you Tuesday!

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
In the basement of Woodland Park United Methodist Church
302 N 78th St
Seattle, WA 98103
Wheelchair accessible, and near King County Metro routes 5 and 45.
Enter through the parking lot entrance in back of the church.

https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/

Final Push for Net Neutrality, Doug Jones

** But first: would you like to join Seattle Indivisible’s voter registration drive on January 21, the anniversary of the Women’s March? Click here to sign up https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOdGwEecljK6UQllH6x2PxPUQ-k-ohLODONnoEUV_ExqSA-g/viewform

Action 1: Fight for Net Neutrality

Next week, the FCC will vote to roll back internet regulations that are essential to protecting free speech, small businesses, and even our own ability to organize online. Our only recourse is through a huge public outcry and Congressional intervention. Today, we are asking you to click over to https://www.battleforthenet.com/ where you can easily

a) Email your representatives

b) join the December 12th ‘Break the Internet’ protest on your own websites and social media

Action 2: Sign Up to Text Bank for the Alabama Senate Race

The Alabama Senate election is this Tuesday, December 12, and turnout is key. If you haven’t already, sign up for an Indivisible text banking shift! It just takes two hours of your time and you can do it from home:

https://www.indivisible.org/gotv-alabama/

Background links:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/net-neutrality-fans-speak-fcc-set-strike-rules-http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/doug-jones-is-just-a-normal-polling-error-away-from-a-win-in-alabama/

Stop politicizing Disaster relief!

CAIR-WA encourages anyone who thinks they may be impacted by the Muslim Ban to contact the civil rights organization at: 206-367-4081 and info@cairseattle.org 

ACTION: Get Cantwell's Bipartisan Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017 into the budget

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

The Tax Scam Bill would eliminate the deduction for personal losses from wildfires, earthquakes and other natural disasters, but keep the break for victims of the recent severe hurricanes.  This bill came between two giant fires in California, and after one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. Americans help each other in times of crisis, regardless of politics. Trump and the Republicans don't see it that way.

This is also a wedge issue for Western Republicans, whose consitituents need wildfire relief too. It might help peel off a few votes on the Tax Bill.

SCRIPT

Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. Earlier this year, Senator Cantwell and a bi-partisan group of Senators introduced the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017. In light of the terrible fire burning in California right now, and the provision in the Tax Bill to elimiate the deduction for personal losses due to wildfires, it's time to start pushing this issue again. Can I count on the [Senator/Representative] to insist on 1) Keeping the disaster deduction for all Americans 2) Sensible funding for Wildfire relief and prevention, similar to that in Cantwell's bill?

BONUS FOR SENATORS

I also wanted to let you know that I am disappointed that the Senator voted for the 2-week continuing budget resolution. I want her to fight as hard as she can for a clean DREAM act, and use the budget as leverage.

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

BACKGROUND

Blue States Finally Have Leverage!

Today we are continuing to put pressure on our Senators to commit to voting NO on the government spending bill unless it includes a clean DREAM act. This is a unique time in which we, in BLUE states, actually have real leverage! Several Democratic Senators have already taken this pledge, and there's no reason why Sens Murray and Cantwell shouldn't do so as well. The vote on the continuing resolution is this Friday - tell your Senators that you expect them to hold fast to their values by taking a stand.

ACTION: Keep the Dream alive!

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1
 

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Sample Script:

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I’d like to thank [MoC] for standing up for Dreamers in the past. To truly protect DREAMers, [MoC] should join other Democratic Senators in committing to vote against this Friday's Continuing Resolution if there is no agreement on enacting a clean DREAM Act."

Background:

Keep Up the DREAM Act Pressure

**Event Alert: Please join us at the rally Against the Muslim Ban TODAY at 12:45 outside the William K. Nakamura Courthouse in downtown Seattle (this rally precedes the 2pm 9th Circuit Court hearing on the Muslim ban): https://www.facebook.com/events/1897821090258081/

CAIR-WA encourages anyone who thinks they may be impacted by the Muslim Ban to contact the civil rights organization at: 206-367-4081 and info@cairseattle.org

Action: Keep the Dream alive!

Today a coalition of Washington activist groups including Seattle Indivisible delivered a petition to our Senators to vote 'no' on a spending bill that doesn't include a clean DREAM Act. Congress has until Dec. 8 to pass a spending bill, or the government will shut down. This is probably the most leverage our representatives will have to defend Dreamers, but our Senators have still not committed to using it! Today we are asking you to call again to keep up the pressure.

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I’d like to thank [NAME] for standing up for Dreamers in the past. Please promise to vote against an end-of-year spending bill if there is no agreement on enacting a Clean DREAM Act."

Background:

https://www.nilc.org/news/the-torch/clock-ticking-congress-time-pass-clean-dream-act-now/

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-harris-dream-act-20171025-story.html

Keep the Dream alive!

Official action for Tuesday, Nov. 28


Upcoming Events

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally
TODAY: 11:45 am, The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/561154380889086/

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
TODAY: 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731319185973

Rally against the Muslim Ban (sponsored by MAPS, CAIR, and others)
WEDNESDAY: 12:45-1:55 p.m., William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse, 1010 5th Ave, 98104 Seattle, United States
https://www.facebook.com/events/1897821090258081/

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality
THURSDAY: 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216


Action 1: Keep the Dream alive!

Time is running out for Dreamers. In just three months, DACA protections will expire for nearly a million Americans. Fortunately, there’s another deadline that’s coming even sooner: Congress has until Dec. 8 to pass a spending bill, or the government will shut down. This is probably the most leverage our representatives will have to defend Dreamers. Let’s demand they use it to the fullest!

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

(We’re focusing on senators here since we also want to call our representatives about the #TrumpTaxScam.)

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Sample Script:
“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I’d like to thank [NAME] for standing up for Dreamers in the past. Please promise to vote against an end-of-year spending bill if there is no agreement on enacting a Clean DREAM Act."

Background:
https://www.nilc.org/…/clock-ticking-congress-time-pass-cl…/
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-pol-ca-harris-dream-act-2017102…


Action 2: Keep up pressure on the #TrumpTaxScam

Just because this horrible bill passed in the Senate doesn’t mean the fight is over. The bill still has to go through reconciliation in the House. Let’s help our representatives tell their colleagues that their phones are still ringing off the hook!

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

Sample script:
“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP CODE]. I’m furious that the Senate voted to pass the Tax Bill on Saturday. It is irresponsible to increase the budget deficit so that the Republicans can cut taxes for corporate interests. Please take every measure to stop this bill from final passage. [If leaving voicemail, give your full street address so you’ll be counted. Also, leaving a personal story about how the tax scam would hurt you is valuable to representatives.]”

Extra credit:
Get your friends (especially friends in purple states) to call their representatives about the #TrumpTaxScam. Share the above script and the below resources on why the #TrumpTaxScam will hurt them.

Background:
https://www.nytimes.com/…/27/opin…/senate-tax-bill-scam.html
https://www.trumptaxscam.org/here-are-the-tax-cuts-donald-…/
https://www.seattletimes.com/…/reagan-adviser-tax-cuts-set…/


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.

RESIST! Call on your MOCs to stop final passage of the GOP Tax Scam Bill

Over the weekend the Senate voted to pass the Republicans' sweeping, multi-trillion dollar tax bill. This bill would result in a reported $1.4 trillion deficit increase, besides handing tax cuts to the wealthy and to corporate interests, while punishing middle-class and working families.  The House may vote on the Senate version, or the House and Senate will go to Conference Committee to craft a compromise bill for House and Senate votes.  The tax-scam bill could be stopped if it goes to Conference Committee. If this bill passes:  Medicare and Medicaid are at stake, the budget deficit will balloon.  Repeal of the ACA mandate threatens the ACA and will hike health insurance costs for Americans. Alaska’s ANWR wilderness will be opened to oil drilling.  Millions of middle Americans will pay higher taxes.  Call your MOCs!  Tell them this bill must be stopped!

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
  • Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180
  • Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Script:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP CODE].  I’m furious that the Senate voted to pass the Tax Bill on Saturday.  It is irresponsible to increase the budget deficit so that the Republicans can cut taxes for corporate interests.  I’m angry that Alaska’s ANWR wilderness is being desecrated for oil drilling.  The bill attacks the ACA and will make health insurance even more unaffordable for Americans.  Please take every measure to stop this bill from final passage.  [If leaving voicemail, give your full street address so you’ll be counted.]

DON’T FORGET

Trump Tax Scam Protest – Dave Reichert’s office in Issaquah, 3:30 pm, Monday, Dec. 4th - https://www.facebook.com/events/294871227699782/

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally – The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, 11:45 am, Tuesday, Dec. 5th - https://www.facebook.com/events/561154380889086/

. . .  and join us at our weekly Seattle Indivisible meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 7-9 pm, Woodland Park United Methodist church, 302 N. 78th St., Seattle, 98103 - https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731319185973

Seattle Indivisible Upcoming Events

NEW: MONDAY: Protest Trump Tax Scam

Indivisible Washington 8th District, Not One Penny and Seattle Indivisible, along with other Indivisible Groups in the area, have planned two actions in response to the recent Tax Scam vote. 

First, we will be gathering outside Reichert's office in Issaquah on Monday directly before the House votes on whether to send the TaxScam bill to Committee for reconciliation. 

Second, once the House vote has been scheduled, Not One Penny will host a People's Filibuster at Issaquah City Hall (time and date TBD). 

Please spread the word to all your friends, family and anyone else who will be affected by the TaxScam. We'll update you on the People's Filibuster once details are solidified. In the meantime, please join us at Reichert's office on Monday at 3:30!
https://www.facebook.com/events/294871227699782/

Tuesday

Resist Trump Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 5th at 11:45am, Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA
Please join us for our weekly Resist Trump Tuesday rally. In the showdown leading up to the Dec. 8th deadline to pass a budget, Democrats have leverage. And we must hold out for a clean DREAM Act, CHIP, and more.

As usual, we will enter the federal building immediately after the rally for a meeting with Senate staffers. Also as usual (from now through December), we will be gathering signatures for De-Escalate Washington's I-940 ballot initiative for better police training and accountability.
https://www.facebook.com/events/561154380889086/

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, December 5: 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
Mad about the Republican tax bill? No better cure for frustration than meeting with like-minded neighbors to organize for ACTION.

Come join us this Tuesday eve! We'll be coordinating actions to block the Republican tax bill, write postcards to GOTV in the Alabama Senate election, and to flip Dave Reichert's seat in the 8th CD. We'll also discuss some critical voting rights legislation that we'll be pushing the Washington State Legislature to pass this year.

If we really want change, we're going to have to change Congress. That means winning in 2018, and that means preparing NOW.....

https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731319185973

Thursday

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality

Thursdsay, December 7: 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216

We Persist: Text Bank for Doug Jones

**A silver lining: Though the Senate tax vote didn't go the way we wanted, we successfully swamped Patty Murray's office with phone calls this week. She reported more than 2000 calls against the tax scam just in the last 48 hours! They asked for the calls and we delivered. And now, we persist and move on to the next fights. https://twitter.com/PattyMurray/status/936640578774855680

**A REMINDER: With news of Michael Flynn’s plea deal and cooperation with the special counsel, we need to be prepared in case Trump finally goes through with firing Robert Mueller. We are planning an emergency rally to take place within 24 hours of his firing. RSVP here to know as soon as it happens: https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/13373/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=

Action: Sign Up to Text Bank for the Alabama Senate Race

Polls are tightening in the December 12th special election and are starting to show Roy Moore ahead of Democrat Doug Jones. We need Democrats to turn out in Alabama if we’re going to keep this seat away from another yet authoritarian predator and pick up a crucial Senate vote.

Indivisible National has again set up a text banking tool to get Alabama Democrats out to the polls. It just takes two hours and you can do it from home! Click here to sign up for a shift:

https://www.indivisible.org/gotv-alabama/

Background: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/362668-pro-trump-groups-poll-finds-moore-up-1-in-alabama

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-guilty-russia-investigation.html?_r=0

Upcoming Events:

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally:
Tuesday, December 5: 11:45 a.m., Henry M. Jackson Federal Building
https://www.facebook.com/events/561154380889086/

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, December 5: 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731319185973

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality
Thursdsay, December 7: 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216

 

The Tax Scam is in Trouble. Let’s kill it!

Resistance works. Today, the Republicans had to stop the vote on the Tax Scam bill. As we saw with the Health Care fight, every day of delay improves our chances of killing this thing. The more people, learn about this bill, the more they see the problems with it. 

Please help us understand our impact by filling out our call log: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Action 1: Call our Senators and Representatives, and keep their tallies up against the Trump Tax Scam

  • Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040* (see “Why call House MOCs?" below)
  • Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180*

Script

“Hello, my name is [NAME] calling from [CITY & ZIP CODE]. I want Senator|Representative [NAME] to keep fighting the Republican Tax Bill with everything he/she has. This bill is terrible. It gives free money to the rich, while raising taxes on the poor and middle class, and cutting the government services Americans rely on. They even snuck in a back-door ACA repeal. Please protect us from this terrible bill.”

Action 2: Help Red State Voters to their Senators to Stop the Tax Scam

Same as yesterday, use the tool Indivisible call tool to reach out to sympathetic Red-state voters, but this time ask them to call their Senators about the DEFICIT AND THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION REPORT. There is a rift between Republican Senators who deficit hawks, and those who are tax-cut hardliners. Let’s poke it!

https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/

BONUS ACTION:

Share this link on social media to get more people calling about the DEFICIT AND THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION REPORT

* WHY CALL HOUSE MOCS?

We have heard over and over from our U.S. Houses MOCs that even though a bill has passed in the House, they still work with Senate colleagues to defeat the  bill in the Senate.  Just tell them that you are opposed and want them to do everything possible to stop the bill in the Senate.

Background

Today, the Joint Committee on Taxation reported that the tax bill would raise the deficit $1 trillion more than Republicans had said, and the Parliamentarian ruled that a ‘trigger’ doesn’t meet the rules, and can’t be used to hide the deficit. Fractures are showing in the republican caucus, with deficit hawks demanding changes and tax-cut hardliners refusing. Let’s help them fight, and help our Senators stand strong.

Upcoming Events

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, December 5: 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731319185973

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality

Thursdsay, December 7: 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216

The Tax Scam is Nearly Upon Us

The Senate vote to pass the tax scam will happen this week. It has already passed the House and been voted onto the Senate floor. Some Republicans have wavered in their support, but they will not vote against this without overwhelming constituent input. We are on the cusp of losing or winning this fight - now's the time to jump in if you haven't already!

ACTION: Connect Red State Voters to their Senators to Stop the Tax Scam

Indivisible has provided a tool that we can use to call sympathetic Red-State voters and encourage them to call their senators. So partner up with some Red-State progressives and help us deal the death blow to the #TrumpTaxScam.
 
https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/

BONUS ACTION: Share the link above on social media to get more people calling!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, December 5: 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307
 

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality
Thursdsay, December 7: 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216
 

More calls to defeat #TrumpTaxScam

Action: Final push to defeat the #TrumpTaxScam
 

We had a setback today in our campaign to stop one of the most egregious redistributions of wealth from poor to rich in our lifetimes, the #TrumpTaxScam. The bill has advanced out of the Senate Budget Committee, and could be up for a full Senate vote later this week.

Time is short, and we need to pull out all the stops to get over the edge. Indivisible has provided a tool that we can use to call sympathetic Red-State voters and encourage them to call their senators. So partner up with some Red-State progressives and help us deal the death blow to the #TrumpTaxScam.
 
https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/


Upcoming Events

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting

Tuesday, December 5: 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731319185973

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality

Thursdsay, December 7: 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216
 

It takes two to defeat the #TrumpTaxScam

Official action for Tuesday, Nov. 28


Upcoming Events

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
TODAY: 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/?event_time_id=147731329185972

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality
Dec. 7: 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216


Action: Partner up with Red-Staters to defeat the #TrumpTaxScam

It only takes two to defeat the #TrumpTaxScam--two Republican Senators need to break from their party for us to defeat this horrible bill. And Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc) has already come out against it!

We are so close to defeating the #TrumpTaxScam, and we need to pull out all the stops to get over the edge. Indivisible has provided a tool that we can use to call sympathetic Red-State voters and encourage them to call their senators. So partner up with some Red-State progressives and help us deal the death blow to the #TrumpTaxScam.

https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/

Background:
https://www.npr.org/…/6-possible-hurdles-for-the-gop-tax-pl…


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.

Day of Action to stop the #TrumpTaxScam

Please help us understand our impact by filling out our call log: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Why are we calling it a scam? Simple. It is! If you make 75K or less, then your taxes will go up over the next ten-years. Some will see your taxes go up sooner. This scam is the second most unpopular piece of legislation EVER behind only Trumpcare, but our MoC’s are not receiving the flood of phone calls they need. Time to step it up so make some calls then join us at the Federal Building as part of a national day of action to rally against this scam!

Action 1: Call and let your MoC know where you stand.

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

“My name is _____ and I’m calling from zip code _____ to make sure the Senator will use every tool at her disposal to ensure that the GOP tax bill does not pass. It’s ridiculous to raise taxes on everyone to pay for corporate tax cuts”

Action 2: Rally

Our usual Resist Trump Tuesday Rally has been moved to MONDAY, 11/27, from 11am to 1pm. We are making a show of solidarity with Indivisible groups from across the nation, to stop the Trump Tax Scam. Join us!

We are aiming to circle the entire Federal Building, with at least 300 people! Join with Indivisible groups around the nation to say NO!

Where: the Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle

When: 11 AM - 1 PM

Can't stay for the whole time? Don't worry, you can still be counted! Come for as much time as you can spare. We really need you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/371106529981635/

Just in case you need some more incentive:

LIST OF (Even More) REASONS TO OPPOSE THE TAX CUT BILL

- 145K graduate students would pay at least 10k more per year.
- 840K teachers would no longer be able to deduct $250 per year on school supplies.
- Repeals the medical expense tax break.
- Repeals the elderly and disabled tax credit.
- The bill adds $1.7 trillion to the deficit.
- The bill increases taxes, on net, for families that have at least one child and make less than $100,000.
- 13 million people lose their health insurance.
- Businesses that hire veterans lose tax benefits.
- $25 billion cut from Medicare.
- Medicaid loses more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years.
- Medical cost deductions are eliminated.
- Tax cuts for individuals expire in 2025, while trillion-dollar corporate tax cuts are permanent.
- Teachers pay more for school supplies.
- Patients pay more for lifesaving medical devices.

Background:

https://www.seattletimes.com/…/reagan-adviser-tax-cuts-set…/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/senate-tax-bill-cuts-tax…/…

Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.

Red Alert: Stop the Tax Scam to save the ACA

We could see the ACA dismantled literally before the end of the year if the Republican Tax Scam bill passes the Senate. This is incredibly serious, and I'm afraid that people may not be paying as much attention as they should be. Republicans are on the verge of destroying the ACA and teeing things up to destroy Medicaid afterwards.

Stopping the Tax Scam requires as many of us as possible to physically show up this week.

Action: Commit to attending our Monday Rally at the Federal Building

Our usual Resist Trump Tuesday Rally has been moved to MONDAY, 11/27, from 11am to 1pm. We are making a show of solidarity with Indivisible groups from across the nation, to stop the Trump Tax Scam. Join us!

We are aiming to circle the entire Federal Building with at least 300 people! Join with Indivisible groups around the nation to say NO! NO, we will not sacrifice health care, housing, infrastructure, the environment, middle class America and the poor for more tax cuts for billionaires and large corporations.

Where: the Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle WA

When: 11 AM - 1 PM, Monday Nov 26

Bring signs; wear something orange if you can. More info and RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/371106529981635/

Can't stay for the whole time? Don't worry, you can still be counted! Come for as much time as you can spare. We really need you! 

Finally, please share the Facebook event above on your feed!

Defend an open web

Official action for Saturday, Nov. 25

Since they were passed in 2015, net neutrality regulations have stopped internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast from discriminating against specific websites. Without net neutrality protections, these companies could charge websites to display at reasonable speeds (making it more difficult for grassroots sites to get their message out) or they could even go so far as to block content they don’t like (as Verizon did when they blocked NARAL Pro-Choice texts in 2007).

Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai (a Trump appointee) has called for a vote to repeal Net Neutrality on December 15. We’ve called our senators on this issue before; now let’s email the FCC chairs to let them know that we will fight for an open internet.

Three that currently want to repeal net neutrality:
Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Michael O'Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov

And two that currently support net neutrality: 
Brendan Carr: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Sample Script:
“Hello, my name is [name]. I am writing from [city, zip code]. I urge [name] to oppose the plan to repeal Net Neutrality regulations. An open internet is essential for America, and service providers should not be allowed to tilt the playing field at their whim."

Extra credit:
Come to a protest at Verizon, a net neutrality opponent and Ajit Pai’s former employer.
Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216/

Background:
https://www.bustle.com/p/why-the-fccs-net-neutrality-decisi…
https://www.nytimes.com/…/net-neutrality-artists-activists.…
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-fi-net-neutrality-fcc-20171122-…
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-oe-rosenworcel-fcc-net-neutrali…
http://www.theroot.com/fcc-s-plan-to-repeal-net-neutrality-…\


Upcoming Events

Resist Trump Tuesday - Stop the Trump Tax Scam
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Federal Building, Downtown Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/371106529981635/

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/147731312519307/

Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality
Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m., 1633 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.facebook.com/events/1620493964712216/


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.

Keep those “Anti-Tax-Scam” call numbers up!

Please help us understand our impact by filling out our call log: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

ACTION:  Call again to oppose the shameful Republican Tax Cut Act

Have you called your MOCs this week about the Trump Tax Scam bill in Congress?  Let’s call again!  MOCs tell us they need the constituent call numbers (plus your reasons and stories, if you have them) to fight the battle against this devastating tax bill.  We did it with the ACA; we’ll do it again with the Tax Bill!

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040* (see “Why call House MOCs?" below)
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180*

SCRIPT:
“Hello, my name is [NAME] calling from [CITY & ZIP CODE].  I’m still angry about the Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act.  We cannot let the Republicans push through a tax bill that benefits the wealthy and corporate interests and punishes middle-class and working families.  I’m mad because [REASON HERE, SEE LIST BELOW!].  Please fight this bill with every possible strategy.  Thank you.”

Not sure what reason to say?  Here is a list, compiled by one of the Indivisible groups:

LIST OF REASONS TO OPPOSE THE TAX CUT BILL

- The bill adds $1.7 trillion to the deficit.
- The bill increases taxes, on net, for families that have at least one child and make less than $100,000.
- 13 million people lose their health insurance.
- Businesses that hire veterans lose tax benefits.
- $25 billion cut from Medicare.
- Medicaid loses more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years.
- Medical cost deductions are eliminated.
- Tax cuts for individuals expire in 2025, while trillion-dollar corporate tax cuts are permanent.
- Teachers pay more for school supplies.
- Patients pay more for lifesaving medical devices.

* WHY CALL HOUSE MOCS?
We have heard over and over from our U.S. Houses MOCs that even though a bill has passed in the House, they still work with Senate colleagues to defeat the  bill in the Senate.  Just tell them that you are opposed and want them to do everything possible to stop the bill in the Senate.

Background:  

Rep. Jayapal, Rep. Smith on GOP Tax Scam: 

https://jayapal.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-jayapal-passage-gop-tax-scam
https://adamsmith.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/smith-opposes-republican-tax-bill

DID YOU KNOW

The House vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was close!  227 to 205 - it only passed by 22 votes.   WE CAN DO THIS! (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2017/h637, the House has 240 Republicans and 194 Democrats)

DON’T FORGET

You can leave voicemail for your MOC and your opinion will be counted!  Call the same numbers, just be sure to give your FULL ADDRESS including ZIP CODE when you leave a voicemail.  (Time-saving tip:  Press “#” when you reach the MOCs voicemail message and leave your message after the “beep”!)

 

Thank you for resisting with us

Today's Action: Eat Some Pie!

Today is Thanksgiving, and congressional offices are closed. We will get right back to calling and protesting tomorrow, but today, those of us who write the Daily Actions for Seattle Indivisible would like to express our sincere thanks to you. We continue to meet new Seattle Indivisible members that are finding ways to incorporate activism into their lives, whether that means calling Congress every day, attending Resist Trump Tuesday rallies, going out in the rain and snow to canvas for progressive candidates, or donating to important campaigns and non-profits. We are inspired by your efforts and we are proud of what we’ve accomplished together – thank you so much for being the engine that drives the resistance.

Hopefully today will be a simple holiday spent with family, friends, and stacks of pie. If “simple” doesn’t describe your Thanksgiving table, then this can be a great opportunity for reaching across the aisle to talk with Republican family members about what’s really going on with things like the upcoming tax bill. If difficult political talk is on your agenda, the Indivisible Guide offers a good primer on how to talk to Republican family members on that topic here: https://www.indivisible.org/blog/talk-family-trump-tax-scam/


Have suggestions for future daily actions, or interested in helping to write them? Contact us at daily-action@seattleindivisble.com!