Stop the Trump Tax Scam!

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION FOR Wednesday, November 8th

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

BREAKING GOOD NEWS!: Democrats win Governors' races in VA and NJ!

Many thanks to those who volunteered

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We’ve now had the text of the Trump Tax Scam bill for five days, and it’s clearly a massive giveaway to the wealthy and corporations, paid for by raising taxes on some middle class families and forcing deep cuts down the line to critical programs like Medicare and Medicaid. They want to eliminate taxes that only affect the wealthiest individuals and let corporations pay even less than they already do. The majority of the tax benefits from the Republicans’ plan will go to the top 1%, which will exacerbate our country’s massive racial wealth gap.

It’s critical that our Democratic Senators and Representatives  stand strong against the Trump Tax Scam. The more we can delay this bill and give people time to learn about what’s really in it, the better a chance we have of stopping the Trump Tax Scam before it ever gets off the ground. Support  your MoCs' ability to do everything they can to prevent tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Action 1:  Urge our Members of Congress to fight all-out against 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. Adam Smith: DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Sample Script

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP]. I’m calling to thank [NAME] for opposing the Republican tax abuse proposals, and to let her/him know that she/he has my support in fighting all-out to keep it from being enacted. This tax bill is a scam that will give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by forcing deep cuts to critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security down the line."

[Senators only] "Will the Senator commit to withholding consent on votes in the Senate so that we have time to mobilize against this bill”

Action 2: Send personal stories about how the Tax Scam will affect you

Our Members of Congress say their most valuable tools on the floor are personal stories from their constituents of how legislation will affect them. Will the cuts to Medicare or Medicaid the Republicans plan to make in order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy hit you hard? Do you rely on the state and local tax deduction, or the medical expense deduction? Send your story to your Members of Congress.

Sen. Patty Murray: https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Sen. Maria Cantwell: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email/form

Rep. Adam Smith: https://adamsmith.house.gov/contact

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: https://jayapal.house.gov/contact/email

References:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/business/republican-plan-would-raise-taxes-on-millions.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/gops-tax-cut-plan-is-an-assault-on-the-middle-class/

https://prosperitynow.org/files/PDFs/road_to_zero_wealth.pdf

I-940 Opportunities

Don’t know what to do with yourself now that election canvassing is over? Collect signatures for De-escalate Washington’s Initiative 940! It’s Seattle Indivisible-endorsed!

- Saturday De-escalate Washington will be launching a business canvass and signature gathering effort from Solid Ground in North Seattle; training, carpool, and materials included, November 11, 2017 at 9:30am - 2:30pm   http://www.deescalatewa.org/north_seattle_signature_canvass_201711

- Sunday De-escalate Washington will be launching a business canvass and signature gathering effort from The De-Escalate Office in South/Central Seattle; training, carpool, and materials included, -November 12, 2017 at 9:30am - 2:30pm http://www.deescalatewa.org/south_and_central_seattle_signature_canvass_20171112