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Let’s defeat the #TrumpTaxScam

November 2017

 

The Senate comes back from recess today and they have one goal: pass tax cuts for their billionaire donors and wealthy families like the Trumps. That means we have just one weekly to-do for you this week: defeat the #TrumpTaxScam. The Senate is expected to vote on the Motion to Proceed (a pre-vote vote) as early as Wednesday and they could take a final vote as early as Friday.

 

The only reason defeating this bill is remotely possible is because of constituents who’ve stepped up time and time again. With full control over both chambers of Congress and the White House, the Republicans’ agenda (health care repeal, this scammy tax bill, and more) should’ve been easy for them to pass. But at each and every turn, constituent pressure has stopped them in their tracks. And the GOP is feeling the heat from their donors because their agenda has been ground to a halt. Now, just like with healthcare, if we make some noise, show up, and put relentless pressure on our members of Congress, we can win. Here’s how we do it:

 

Show up: Visit your Senator’s in-district office as often as you can between now and the vote. Use our event organizing guide to plan your event and then register your event so others can find it here.

 

Make a call:

We’ve set up a toll-free number to make it easier to call your Senators at 1-855-980-2350. That number will connect you to one of your Senators and, if you call back again, it’ll automatically connect you to your other Senator.

If you have a Republican Senator, use our call scripts to inform your conversation. Republicans need to hear just how much you hate this bill.

If you have a Democratic Senator, they need to hear from you too! Use our call scripts here for Democrats to encourage them to stand strong and voice their concerns about this bill.

 

Call progressives in key red states:

You should always only contact YOUR Members of Congress (MoC). We’ve set up our popular peer-to-peer calling tool so that after you’ve called your MoC, you can reach out to progressives in red states, let them know how important their voice is in this fight, and connect them directly to their Senators. During the healthcare fight, 2,233 Indivisible volunteers across the country made 320,552 calls to kill Trump Care to encourage constituents in Alaska, Arizona, Maine, and Colorado to call their Republican senators and tell them to vote no on Graham-Cassidy. And we won. We can win this time, too, with your help. Sign up here to make calls using our peer- to-peer tool. You can make calls as much as you want from 9am to 9pm (local time) each and every day to progressives in Alaska, Arizona, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

 

We can’t stress this enough: so much of what we care about is on the chopping block in the #TrumpTaxScam. Here’s what the GOP is willing to do just to give themselves and their millionaire and billionaire friends a tax cut:

 

This bill is bad, bad, bad (if you need more info about how bad it is, read up on it here). But we can stop it if we all show up the same way we did for healthcare.

In solidarity,

The Indivisible Team

 

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