Keep your eyes peeled for Trump’s infrastructure bait-and-switch

Official action for Tuesday, Jan. 2


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Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting (including breakout on state legislative priorities)
TODAY, 7-9 p.m.: Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
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46th Legislative District Town Hall
WEDNESDAY, 7-9 p.m.: Nathan High School Horticulture and Urban Farm, 10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98125
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36th Legislative District Town Hall
SATURDAY, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Coe Elementary School, 2424 7th Ave W, Seattle 98119
https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/…/36th-legislative-district-…/


Action: Keep your eyes peeled for Trump’s infrastructure bait-and-switch

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

In the kind of legislative trickery that is becoming characteristic of this administration, President Trump is trying to exploit America’s desperate need for infrastructure spending to give away more money to big corporations. The White House has released blueprints for an infrastructure plan that includes the giveaway of public assets to private corporations as well as corporate tax cuts for infrastructure projects.

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House:
One way to preemptively take action against the coming infrastructure bill is to set out principles for a satisfactory infrastructure bill. Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith have already supported one such resolution (the #MillionsOfJobs principles, or H.Con.Res.63). Thank them!

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180

Sample Script: 
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip], and I wanted to thank Representative [name] for supporting the #MillionsOfJobs principles (H.Con.Res.63). America needs to improve its infrastructure without privatizing it on a massive scale.”

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Senate:
No Senate equivalent to H.Con.Res.63 currently exists, but it is likely that one will be introduced soon. Ask our senators to support such a resolution when it exists.

Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Sample Script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I’m excited about the support that H.Con.Res.63 is receiving from House Democrats, and I would like for Senator [name] to support an analogous resolution when there is one in the Senate. America needs to improve its infrastructure without privatizing it on a massive scale.”

Background:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l96myiBa16Y
https://www.congress.gov/…/house-concurrent-resolu…/63/text…
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-infrastructure-plan-3cd425…/


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