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Call to Action: November 20, 2017


STOP THE TRUMP TAX SCAM’S ATTACK ON WOMEN


#TrumpTaxScam
#NotOnePenny
#WhenWeFightWeWin

The Trump Tax Scam is yet another GOP blow against women: it will affect them disproportionately.

If passed, the Tax Scam will:
Eliminate the ACA’s individual mandate, resulting in loss of coverage for millions of women; threats to coverage for contraception, maternity/post-natal care, and cancer screenings; and insurance companies charging higher premiums to women than men.  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/aug/aca-helped-women-gain-insurance-and-access
Increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion, triggering the PayGo Statute (https://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/policy-basics-the-pay-as-you-go-budget-rule), which will cut $25 billion from Medicare — disproportionately affecting women, who make up 55% of those insured under Medicare.
Undermine a woman’s right to choose by referring to fetuses as “persons.”
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/11/06/why_the_republican_tax_plan_gives_fetuses_the_right_to_save_for_college.html
Eliminate the deduction for interest on student loans, two-thirds of which are owed by women.
End the deduction that teachers (77% of whom are women) can take for purchasing school supplies.

Women need to STAND UP NOW to protect themselves from this unfair, targeted assault on their well-being. Men need to help. Urge Senators Wyden and Merkley to do everything they can to derail it!

Trump Tax Scam is Anti-Women!

Stop the War on Women!


**ACTION 1: CALL OUR 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 outraged by the Trump/GOP Tax Scam’s attack on women. The Senate tax bill includes a provision to dismantle the ACA, which will make women suffer disproportionately. We need your help to safeguard women’s welfare. Please do everything you can to stop this destructive bill. 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 billArizona (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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