STOP TRUMP’S WAR ON POVERTY
From food and health care to education and housing, Trump and the GOP are on a mission to shred the nation’s safety net.
Trump, Walden and their GOP have been:
- Undermining Obamacare through massive regulatory changes.
- Planning to bundle social services into a “Public Welfare” department that would be easy to attack.
- Planning to raise certain rents on the impoverished by 44%.
- Working to deny food stamps for 5 to 7 million people.
This crusade is driven by a need to pay for the $1.5 trillion in tax breaks to the rich. In other words, hungry children, the elderly and disabled Americans will be paying for Trump’s gift to the wealthiest.
Never Forget! Greg Walden Helps Lead the Attacks!
More than one in ten Americans now live in poverty, and 5 million of them live in conditions only found in Third World countries. The US has among the highest child poverty rate in the developed world. Children, in particular, suffer lifelong disabilities stemming from poverty that keeps generation after generation impoverished.
The persistence of poverty results from political choices. We have to speak for those who have had no voice in these discussions.
Make Your Calls! Turn Up The Noise!
Help Stop Those Hurting The Poor!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to remind you that 50 years ago, LBJ launched the War on Poverty to fight the “hopelessness (of) the young” who see “comforts (and) opportunities all around them that are beyond their grasp.” Trump has reversed that American ambition. Today, 637,000 Oregonians live in poverty, and nearly 30% of the state’s children live below the poverty line. Please vote against any Farm Bill or any other measure that hurts the poor. Thank you.”
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
**ACTION THREE: REMEMBER FOR THE MIDTERMS**
We need a different Congress to protect the nation’s safety net.
- Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote.
- Donate to progressive candidates who will advocate for an America that reflects your values.
- Visit Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s website to learn more about her position on the issues:
The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives.
**ACTION FOUR: JOIN A “KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER” MARCH TOMORROW SATURDAY, JUNE 30**
There are more than 600 marches planned and more than 400,000 people have responded that they will participate nationwide.
Join us as we send a clear message to Donald Trump and all Members of Congress:
Families Belong Together!
These protests demand an end to the cruel separation of immigrant families and the reunification of those who have already been separated. We call on Greg Walden to support measures that swiftly and completely end these inhuman practices.
Additional marches are planned throughout Oregon including: Albany, Astoria, Bend, Coos Bay, Eugene, Hillsboro, John Day, Madras, McMinnville, Port Orford, Portland, Redmond, Roseburg, Salem, Sherwood, The Dalles
Nationwide search link: https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/