Say “No to Tax Cheaters” AND VOTE

Donald Trump likes to say he is a self-made businessman, but this month New York Times investigative reporters have reported that Trump made millions by cheating the government out of taxes. According to the Times investigation, Trump and his family defrauded the government by setting up dummy corporations, lying about tax deductions, and dishonest valuations of his real estate holdings. According to allegations, Trump and his family gained millions and millions of dollars through tax cheating. In addition to these allegations, the New York Times reported yesterday on a lawsuit accusing President Trump and his children of persuading vulnerable people to invest in fake business opportunities.

Why does this matter? Don’t we have larger issues to fight for?

If we do not speak up, if we let these allegations of cheating and fraud pass without comment, then we are sending the message that we don’t care, and that it is okay to cheat the government – the American people – and to defraud unprotected people. This is NOT okay. We should protest, and we should demand our MOCs protest, the alleged fraud and tax cheating that has been reported.

In the run-up to midterm elections, Trump is hoping we will ignore investigations into his tax practices. Let’s tell our MOCs that we won’t ignore allegations of President Trump’s illegal and fraudulent tax and business practices.

Action: Express outrage at allegations of Donald Trump’s tax cheating

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

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

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

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

Script:

"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I am deeply concerned about allegations of tax fraud by Donald Trump and his family in the report in the New York Times earlier this month. I am calling to express my outrage. I am furious. It is unacceptable to brush off continued allegations of wrongdoing by this President. I would like to ask [MOC] to stand with me in protesting tax cheating and other fraudulent business practices alleged in the New York Times report.”

Background:

“Trump Persuaded Struggling People to Invest in Scams, Lawsuite Says,”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/nyregion/trump-acn-lawsuit.html

“Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as he Reaped Riches From His Father,” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html

“New York Regulators Examine the Trump Family’s Tax Schemes,” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/us/politics/donald-trump-fred-trump-tax-schemes.html

Also:

Activist singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix is using her adaptation of the classic protest song “We Shall Not Be Moved” to remind people of what we are fighting for and inspire them to vote in solidarity with their fellow human beings this November 6 and beyond.

Tae is using the song and the video to draw attention to The New Data Project’s Vote With Me app. She wants progressives to use this app to motivate friends who can vote in competitive elections.

http://www.taephoenix.com/wsnbm

New! Election Endorsement "Meta Spreadsheet"

Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you all of the endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18

Voting Reminders

Fill out your ballot if you have not already done so! It is postage paid this year, no stamps required. Good news: It's also shorter than usual. Voting early will significantly reduce the delay in counting votes after Election Day in Washington State. It gets you off a lot of call and text lists, so the volunteers can focus on the people who haven't voted yet. It makes sure you won't forget or miss the dropbox cutoff on Election day. Go for it!

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BALLOT YET: Get that fixed here https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/replacing-a-ballot-or-envelope.aspx

Don’t Forget – Election Events

Seattle Indivisible WA-08 Phone Bank from home

We at Seattle Indivisible now have our OWN 8th district phone bank set up through Indivisible National. It will be live every day from 3pm to 8:30pm, and will be a crucial opportunity to contact voters in the 8th district who may not normally be reached by the campaigns.

If you are interested in making calls from home, please email daily-action@seattleindivisible.com and we will send you everything you need to get started.

Seattle Indivisible WA-08 Phone Bank from Tuesday night meeting

This coming Tuesday night, October 30, is the last weekly Seattle Indivisible meeting before the election – as usual it will be 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S. This will also be a phone bank! Bring your laptop and we will set you up to make calls.

Tina Podlodowski at Resist Trump Tuesday Rally Oct 30

Chair of the Washington State Dems, Tina Podlodowski will speak on the importance of finishing the election strong.

https://www.facebook.com/events/189988798565867/?ti=icl

When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff

Where: The Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle

Pramila Jayapal at Resist Trump Tuesday Rally Election Day (Nov 6)

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal representing WA's 7th District will be our featured speaker!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1936884519752482/?ti=icl

When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff

Where: The Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle

More Election Events:

https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/