Gerrymanderers are taking over; help stop them!

We have one action for you today, and one event for you to join us at next Monday. First, Donald Trump is going to choose a pro-gerrymandering professor with no government experience to run the 2020 Census. This may sounds really boring, but it is a crucial part of the Congressional redistricting process, which will determine how Congressional districts are drawn in the 2020s. We need to help stop him.

Second, join us at the Federal Building next Monday, 11/27, to protest the Trump Tax Scam, now making its way through Congress. In Seattle, we’ll circle the Federal Building, in solidarity with our Senators’ joint opposition to this terrible bill.

Extra credit - Phone bank to help kill the Trump Tax Scam: https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/

Today's Action: Gerrymanderers are taking over, help stop them!

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

To break the Republican stranglehold over Congress, we will need a Census process that is fair and non-partisan. Donald Trump's choice for the position that will run the Census is a unqualified Professor named Thomas Brunell, who has no governmental experience, and no background in statistics, a crucial part of the job. Brunell is a vocal advocate of Republican gerrymandering, and has testified repeatedly in favor of Republican redistricting efforts, and has literally written a book called "Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America."

Clearly, we need to stop this guy. However, there's a big problem: the position that Brunell wants, Deputy Director, isn't a Senate-confirmed position. This means we can't ask our Senators to vote "no" or try to stop him in committee. Instead, all we can do is try make as much noise about this as we possibly can. We have to make Brunell's appointment top on everyone's mind if we are going to have a chance of stopping it.

Call both:

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

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 worried about Thomas Brunell, President Trump's pick to run the 2020 Census, because he is a partisan who will not work to establish fair congressional districts. Will {MoC} speak out publicly against Brunell and ask Trump to appoint someone who will act fairly instead?

More ways to get the word out

  • Share this action with your friends and family, especially ones who live in different states.
  • Share the Rachel Maddow clip that we have linked to down below. It's entertaining and educational. 
  • Tell your conservative Uncle at Thanksgiving that the Census is going to be politicized.

Tax Scam Protest in downtown Seattle

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

Join us at the Federal Building next Monday, 11/27, to protest the Trump Tax Scam, now making its way through Congress. In Seattle, we’ll circle the Federal Building, in solidarity with our Senators’ joint opposition to this terrible bill.

We need to bring the NOISE to defeat this further assault on healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid and our entire economy the same way we defeated TrumpCare: with an avalanche of public opposition.

If you can't attend you can still participate in the virtual rally: We're also collecting constituent letters for our MOCs, and will present them after the rally on Monday. Please submit letters detailing your concerns, impact to you or your business, etc. to: TaxScamOpposition@gmail.com

Sister events will be taking place across Washington and around the country.

More Information about the Census action