Stop the #TrumpTaxScam in the Senate, #METOO Congress Act in the House

Today's Actions: 

  1. Tell the Senate that we need them to stop the #TrumpTaxScam, using every tool they have. Our government as we know it is at risk. 
  2. Ask our House Representatives to co-sponsor the METOO Congress Act

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

1) #TrumpTaxScam: Yesterday, the House passed the laughably-named "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." The Senate is the last stop before the tax bill reaches Trump's desk, and we know he will gleefully sign it. The bill cuts taxes for the 1% and corporations, and pays for it by gutting government services and raising taxes on the middle class and the poor. The Senate version even has #ZombieTrumpCare!

Tell our Senators that we need them to stop this thing. We need them to fight as hard for this as they did for the ACA. That means withholding consent, procedural stalling, and filibuster if needed. 

Call both:

  • Sen. Patty Murray: 206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell: 206-220-6400

Sample Script

Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed the house, I'm calling to let Senator {NAME} know that I'm counting on her to stop this bill in the Senate. This tax bill is a scam that will give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by stripping tens of thousands of people in Washington State of their health care, gutting important government programs, and raising taxes on graduate students and middle-class families.

Democrats started withholding consent during the health care fight—and it worked. Will the Senator commit to withholding consent on votes in the Senate?

2) METOO Congress Act: Positive things are happening in the other Washington too. In response to the viral #metoo phenomenon, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), have authored a bill that would require sexual harassment awareness training and reform the process available for staffers to file complaints. 

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor The Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress Act (ME TOO Congress) Act.

Call one:

  • Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040

Sample script

Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I'm calling about the METOO Congress Act. I'm pleased to see Congress taking sexual harassment seriously, and I'd like to see this bill move forward. Will Representative {NAME} commit to co-sponsoring this important bill?


Background:

Event: David Duvall Kanreki Benefit Concert

Kirkland Performance Center, Nov. 19, 7PM

Duvall will be performing music from his newly released CDs, and will be joined by some of the Seattle area's finest jazz and rock musicians. Co-sponsored by Seattle Indivisible, proceeds will be split between Jewish Voice for Peace/Network Against Islamophobia and the Organization for Refugee Asylum & Migration. Tickets for this amazing cause are $35, $25 and $10 students. 

Tickets: www.kpcenter.org
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/125925701418258/