The Governor listened and Vetoed the Corporate Tax Cut. Let's protect this victory.

Our calls got results. Governor Inslee has vetoed the corporate tax breaks that we called about last week, but our work isn't done.

Please log your call here: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

Action 1: Thank Governor Inslee for vetoing corporate tax breaks

Governor Jay Inslee

Phone: 360-902-4111
Email: https://fortress.wa.gov/es/governor/

Script: 

"Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [PLACE, ZIP]. I'm calling to thank Governor Inslee for vetoing the B&O tax breaks in SB5977."

Background:

We demanded this in one of our calls last week, and the Governor delivered. The Governor delivered a veto of a section of revenue bill SB5977 that would have given manufacturers a 40% reduction in Business & Occupation (B&O) tax rates, while we struggle to find ways to fund our schools. Let him know that we appreciate his decision.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/gov-inslee-vetoes-tax-cut-for-manufacturers-passed-in-the-dead-of-night/

But our work isn't done yet...

Action 2: Call your state legislators to make sure they don't override this veto

Find your state legislators (2 representatives and 1 senator) here:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-562-6000

Script:

"Hi, my name is [NAME], and I'm calling from [PLACE, ZIP]. Please ask that [legislator's name] doesn't override Governor Inslee's veto of the B&O tax cuts in SB5977."

Background:

The Republicans will try to override the Governor's veto with a 2/3 vote. SB5977 initially passed 33-16 in the Senate and 83-10 in the House, so if every legislator stands by their original vote, the veto override will be successful. 
http://crosscut.com/2017/07/inslee-uses-veto-power-and-gop-isnt-having-it/

The letter from the Democrats in the legislature urging the Governor to veto included several who voted for the original bill, unaware that this provision was in there as it received no hearings.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3886619-Veto-Request-Letter-BO-Manufacturing-Rate.html

Action 3: Get tickets to Divas Take America - a fundraiser for Seattle Indivisible and Washington's Paramount Duty

Divas Take America: a Drag Carnival to fund the revolution. This year's event will be hosted by DonnaTella Howe and Sylvia O’Stayformore and promises to be an extravaganza of mayhem to fund the revolution being fought by Washington's Paramount Duty and Seattle Indivisible. Washington Paramount Duty is working in our state to hold the mini-Trumps in our state accountable, fully fund education, and help pass tax equity. Seattle Indivisible is working hard to keep the Republicans in Washington DC accountable to the citizens of this county. But they cannot do it alone. Every revolution has benefactors and supporters. And this revolution includes Divaland! 

Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/490183118040042/ to get tickets. Can't attend? Share this event with your friends.