Call to Action: November 21, 2017


STOP THE TRUMP TAX SCAM’S ATTACK ON HEALTH CARE


#TrumpTaxScam
#NotOnePenny
#WhenWeFightWeWin

The House and Senate tax bills attack health care on several fronts.

• The House bill will end the medical expense deduction, used by 5 million very sick people, mostly in nursing homes or at end of life.

• The Senate version will keep the medical deduction but repeal the ACA’s individual mandate. The result: 13M will lose health insurance; low/middle income people would lose subsidies; premiums would increase.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/09/5-big-changes-in-the-senate-tax-bill-and-what-they-mean-for-you/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.0fc47f34955f

Both bills will create deficits big enough to trigger automatic cuts to all but protected programs under the “Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010” or PAYGO.

Medicare will be cut by $25 billion in 2018 alone and $400 billion over ten years.

• Other programs will be cut by $111 billion in 2018 alone – including disease prevention, medical research, and public health.
https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1hoyerletter.pdf

Senate leaders are pushing for a vote after Thanksgiving, practically daring colleagues to derail the bill.

We cannot let this happen!

Urge Senators Wyden and Merkley to

STOP the Trump Tax Scam!

Kill the Bill!

PLAN TO JOIN US on Monday, November 27 at noon at Vogel Plaza in Medford, the day the entire Indivisible national network will be showing up together to say that the #TrumpTaxScam would hurt our friends, our families and our country—and we’re not letting that happen without a fight.
https://ord2indivisible.org/event/indivisible-national-day-of-action/


**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS ** 
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling about the Trump/GOP Tax Scam’s attacks on our health care system and to thank the Senator for speaking out loudly against this tax bill. I have 2 questions: (1) I’d like to confirm the Senator will vote NO on the Motion to Proceed. (2) I’m asking the Senator to shutdown the Senate by withholding unanimous consent on every bill or nominee that McConnell puts forward. Will the Senator commit to those actions? Thank you.”


**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**

Share this post with friends and family, especially those in these key states with GOP senators who have expressed concerns about the bill – Arizona (Flake and McCain), Maine (Collins), Alaska (Murkowski), Tennessee (Corker), Wisconsin (Johnson), Oklahoma (Lankford). Help them call their Members of Congress.


SENATOR MERKLEY 
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

SENATOR WYDEN 
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/


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