Oppose Corporate Tax Rate Cuts and GOP-led Federal Judgeships

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Action 1: Oppose Trump’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate.

Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%.  This would cut federal revenue in the face of an already-existing budget deficit, fueling even larger deficits.  Trump’s plan would clearly benefit his own real-estate empire, but a corporate tax rate cut provides no clear relief to individual taxpayers.  Tell your Congressional Representative you oppose the corporate tax rate cut.

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

Rep. Adam Smith:
DC - 202-225-8901
Renton - 425-793-5180

SCRIPT:

My name is {name}, and I’m calling from {city, zip} to express my opposition to Trump’s tax plan.  Cutting corporate taxes from 35% to 15% would benefit Trump’s real estate empire and other corporations, not the individual taxpayer.  Not only that, it would increase the deficit, increasing the burden on U.S. taxpayers.  Please fight this unjust change to the tax structure.

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Action 2: Ensure judge nominations are responsible

Tell Senators Murray and Cantwell not to let the GOP fill federal courts with judge appointments that oppose important social issues, including women’s health rights, civil rights for marginalized populations (such as LGBT people, immigrants, etc.), and environmental protections.  

Now that Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed to the Supreme Court, Republican senators are looking to fill dozens of vacant federal judge seats.  Call your senators and ask them to continue to hold judge nominations accountable to the important social issues.

Senator Maria Cantwell:
DC - 202-224-3441
Seattle - 206-220-6400

Senator Patty Murray:
DC - 202-224-2621
Seattle - 206-553-5545

SCRIPT:

My name is {name}, and I’m calling from {city, zip} to express my concern about federal judge appointments.  We need to make sure that federal judge appointees do not threaten women's health rights, civil rights for vulnerable populations like LGBT people, and environmental protections. As your constituent, I want you to ask tough questions and to vehemently oppose nominations that would erode these important rights.

Background:  http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/with-supreme-court-seat-filled-gop-looks-to-lower-courts/

YOU SHOULD KNOW: 

Resistance is working!  Take a look at this recent op-ed in the NYT:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/opinion/resilience-of-the-resistance-donald-trump.html?emc=eta1&_r=1

 Some excerpts:

  • “Not only is the movement still strong, it appears to be working.”
  • “.... throngs of resisters showing up [at town halls]... are holding their representatives accountable and giving a very visual reinforcement to the threat that [defending Trump]... will be punished at the ballot box.”
  • “Not only are people showing up to town halls, they are clogging their lawmakers’ phone lines, which is surprisingly important.”

Way to go, Resisters!