Main Street can't afford more Wall Street deregulation

Check out our event calendar at the end of this message to learn about our weekly events, including a change for this week's Resist Trump Tuesday rally. Also, don't forget that State Rep. Noel Frame will join us at our weekly meeting. You won't want to miss it!

Today's Action

House Republicans voted to gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law this past summer with legislation called the “Financial Choice Act.” Now, on the heels of a huge giveaway to the rich and corporations with the #GOPTaxScam, the Senate passed its own version of Wall Street de-regulation: the “Bank Lobbyist Act”. 

Current law requires any bank larger than $50 billion—the 38 biggest banks in the country—be subject to certain standards. But this bill would quintuple that threshold to $250 billion. That means two dozen of the country’s largest banks—that together received $47 billion in TARP “bailout” funds—would escape the oversight intended to prevent another financial crisis.

The House still has to vote on that version of the bill before it heads to Trump’s desk for signature: tell your Congressperson to vote no!

Sample Script

Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I’m calling about bill S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The CBO says it will put us at greater risk of more taxpayer-funded bank bailouts. And it will allow racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked. Please ask {REPRESENTATIVE NAME} to vote 'NO' on this bill.

Call Either:

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

or 

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

Don't know who your Representative is? No worries! You can find out here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Events

Maru Vs. ICE: 2nd Court Date

*Please note the location change for this event!*

Instead of our regular Resist Trump Tuesday rally, this week we will join Maru Mora Villalpando, a fierce and tireless truth-speaker who has put her life on the line in the fight to end detention and deportation at 12:30PM. Maru will go before an immigration judge for the second hearing in her deportation case. A rally will take place outside the building while we wait for Maru to emerge and update us on what happens in court.

Tuesday at 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

https://www.facebook.com/events/172688633441674/

Rep. Noel Frame Speaks At SI Weekly Meeting

State Rep. Noel Frame (D-36 Dist) will speak and answer our questions at Seattle Indivisible’s 7-9PM meeting on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Democrats took full control of the Washington State Legislature this year and were able to pass voter access laws, a revamp of police use of force laws, a first-in-the-nation net neutrality law, and gun safety legislation including outlawing bump stocks. But did you know Dems only have a razor-thin majority in both the House and the Senate? Hear from State Representative Noel Frame on the political landscape for WA state in 2018, where progressives can make gains, and how you can help.

Join us this Tuesday (and every Tues), May 22, 7-9PM at the WA Labor Council, 321 16th Ave. S., Seattle.

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/253426612064233/