Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant

UNBELIEVABLE: Doug Jones has flipped a Senate seat blue in Alabama! The importance of this cannot be overstated: if we can win in Alabama, we can (and will) win everywhere. In 11 months, we can retake the House and the Senate, but we have to keep working and stay focused every single day between now and then in order to win.

Mitch McConnell knows what's coming and is going to do everything in his power to pass as much legislation between now and Election Day 2018. First up: he needs to send the Tax Scam bill to President Trump's desk before Doug Jones is sworn in. We need to shine as much light onto this handout to the one-percenters as we can in order to slow down the process.

Republicans will only be able to lose one more vote before the tax scam is killed—if Jones is seated before final passage of the bill. (Since Bob Corker is a solid "no.")

Today's Action: Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant

Our Senators are a part of the conference committee, which is currently hammering out a compromise bill between the House and Senate. Being in the minority, they don't have any real ability to shape the resulting legislation, but they are in a unique position to tell us how this terrible bill is being shaped. Let's call Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and ask them to use their authority to show how terrible and regressive the tax bill is.

Call both:

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

Sample script:

"My name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY}. I understand that the Senator is part of the conference committee that is creating a compromise tax bill. I want to ask the Senator to use her position to speak out about how awful the bill is for Washington and America."

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