STAND FIRM TO DEFEAT TAX SCAM AND FUND PROGRESSIVE PRIORITIES
Tick, tock, tick, tock. Nine working days left in the Senate, eight in the House before Dec. 8: the deadline for passing funding. Instead, Congress is wasting precious time on a tax bill that rewards its billionaire donors and likely triggers the next recession.
The GOP is trying to ram the Tax Scam through Senate, survive Democratic actions to derail it, and reconcile its version with House’s bill. They will also need to seek another short-term continuing resolution to fund government until year-end—when Congress must also deal with the debt ceiling increase to avoid early January default. Since neither bill can pass without Democratic votes, Dem’s must force inclusion of these priorities:
— protect Dreamers
— fund Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Centers
— guarantee health insurance subsidies Trump stopped last month
— greater funding for natural disaster relief
— no border wall
Senators with a conscience MUST oppose the Trump Tax scam with all available procedural tools: 1) adding amendments; 2) voting “no” on Motions to Proceed; 3) withholding unanimous consent on every bill or nominee.
They must refuse a continuing resolution without protections for Dreamers, restore funding for CHIP, Community Health Centers and the ACA health care subsidies, and block all funding for a border wall.
If necessary, SHUT DOWN the government!
Kill the Bill!
**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 because I want the Senator to DERAIL the Senate Trump Tax Scam using all procedural means available. Also, I fully support your refusal to vote for a continuing resolution unless it includes protections for Dreamers, restores funding for CHIP, Community Health Centers, the ACA health care subsidies and disaster relief, and blocks funding for a border wall—even if that means a temporary government shutdown. 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: SHARE THIS ACTION ALERT ON SOCIAL MEDIA**
And encourage others by commenting on our Facebook page.
**ACTION 4: JOIN US TOMORROW***
We will meet at noon at the Old County Courthouse, 10 S. Oakdale in Medford and along with Indivisible groups throughout the nation we let it be known that the #TrumpTaxScam would hurt our friends, our families and our country—and we’re not letting that happen without a fight.
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
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