Take the DREAMer Pledge, Help Blue Reps Oppose Tax Scam

Action 1: Demand the DREAMer Pledge

Today, United We Dream is holding a day of action to put pressure on members of Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act. Let’s join them by demanding that our representatives take the DREAMer pledge.

The DREAMer pledge asks members of Congress to commit to voting against the Dec. 8 “continuing resolution” spending bill unless it contains a clean DREAM act. Democrats have little control over Congress’ agenda, but the December budget process gives us leverage. Let’s make sure our MoCs use it!

Rep. Adam Smith: DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Script:

"My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about the DREAM Act. The lives of 800,000 DACA recipients depend on passing a clean DREAM Act, so I would like [representative] to take the DREAMer pledge. If we do not succeed in passing a clean DREAM Act before December, this pledge states that [representative] commits to insisting that the Dec. 8 government spending bill includes a clean DREAM Act, and will vote against it otherwise. Will [representative] take this pledge?”

Background:

https://www.indivisible.org/resource/tell-senator-defend-daca-support-durbin-graham-dream-act/

Action 2: Democratic Reps NEED your calls on taxes

Congressional staffers have mentioned to us that they’re not getting a high volume of calls about Trump’s tax scam. Our members of Congress WANT their lines to be flooded, because they use their call numbers as talking points to prove how unpopular the bill is. So even though they are on the same side of the issue as us, we still need to call to add fuel to their fight!

Trump’s tax scam is a massive giveaway to the wealthy and corporations, paid for by raising taxes on some middle class families and forcing deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. They want to eliminate taxes that only affect the wealthiest individuals and let corporations pay even less than they already do. This could be as bad as ACA repeal since it gets rid of many of the same programs – so let’s show them how we resist.

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

Script:

“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 know that she 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. Will the Senator commit to withholding consent on votes in the Senate so that we have time to mobilize against this bill?”

Background: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/business/republican-plan-would-raise-taxes-on-millions.html
 

Good News: State Senate Flipped!

Yesterday, the special election for State Senate was finally called in favor of Manka Dhingra! That means that we successfully flipped the State Senate, giving Democrats control of all branches of state government in WA. Thanks to all who canvassed, called, donated, and voted to make this happen! Read more here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/washington-state-senate-special-election_us_5a00a45be4b0baea2633bfae