STOP TRUMP TAX SCAM: OPPOSE MASSIVE HIDDEN POLICY CHANGES
The Trump Tax Scam contains hidden provisions that will enact long-held, unpopular GOP dogma, affecting laws and policy unrelated to the Tax Code.
The House bill:
• Refers to “unborn children,” defining fetuses as “persons.” This language could be used to help outlaw abortion
• Repeals a 63-year-old law prohibiting public charities from endorsing/opposing political candidates. This will allow clergy to preach partisan politics from the pulpit, cost the Treasury $2.1 billion over 10 years as political donors shift their contributions to tax-exempt charities, and lead to potential abuse jeopardizing the future of the charitable deduction, donor privacy, and public trust in non-profit sector.
The Senate version changes the cost-of-living calculation to limit increases due to inflation (“chained CPI”), affecting programs and benefits indexed to inflation. The chained CPI erodes the benefits of the standard deduction and Earned Income Tax Credit, increasing lower and middle-class taxes. If the GOP succeeds in applying the chained CPI to Social Security, payouts will be cut by $230+ billion over 10 years. Seniors will receive lower benefits and pay higher taxes.
Shed light on these provisions.
Derail the Trump Tax Scam.
**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling about the Trump Tax Scam’s hidden provisions that lay the groundwork for anti-abortion legislation, abuse of political donations, and higher taxes for the middle class. I want to thank the Senator for speaking out loudly against this tax bill, but I am asking for even more: (1) To vote NO on the Motion to Proceed; and (2) to SHUT DOWN 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: CALL CONSTITUENTS IN SWING STATES**
Call progressive constituents in critical swing states – Alaska, Arizona, and West Virginia – and urge them to call their Senators to vote NO on the Tax Scam.
The Indivisible Guide makes it easy with their calling tool: https://www.trumptaxscam.org/calls-to-kill-the-tax-scam/
**ACTION 3: INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION, NOVEMBER 27**
SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US on Monday, November 27 at noon at the Old County Courthouse, 10 S. Oakdale in Medford (updated location), 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. Wear your ORD2 Indivisible garb, bring your flags, signs, pictures, posters and messages. Invite your families, friends and neighbors to join us as well!
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
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