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Call to Action: November 16, 2017


SAVE OUR HEALTHCARE FROM THE TRUMP TAX SCAM


#TrumpTaxScam
#ProtectOurCare
#NotOnePenny
#WhenWeFightWeWin

The Trump Tax Scam will devastate healthcare. The GOP is sacrificing American lives for corporate tax cuts.
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/tax-bill-2017/card/1510760017?mod=e2twe

Here’s the GOP strategy:

ROUND ONE: The current Senate tax bill will…

Repeal the ACA’s “individual mandate.” This would cause 13 million to lose lose health insurance. Low/middle income would lose subsidies. Premiums would increase 10%.

Create such a big deficit that the Senate’s PAYGO rule gets triggered and Medicare will be cut by $25 billion in 2018.

ROUND TWO: if this bill passes, it lays the groundwork…

• For a full ACA repeal. The Trump Tax Scam is a “down payment” on a full repeal, which will throw 30+ million off insurance and allow insurance companies to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions.

• To slash entitlements to reduce the deficit. The GOP budget calls for $1 trillion cut to Medicaid.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/us/politics/republicans-entitlement-programs-deficit.html?_r=0

Our Senators are steadfast in their opposition; they need our calls to fuel their fight. Other senators are wavering. We need to help everyone we know in states across the country call their senators to . . .

Stop the Trump Tax Scam!

Save our healthcare!

Light up the phones!


**ACTION 1: Call our Senators and Congressman Walden**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am outraged by the Trump Tax Scam. It will devastate our healthcare through an ACA repeal and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. Please do all you can to stop this tax plan, including withholding consent and filibustering when possible. Our very lives depend on it. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Congressman Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am outraged by the Trump Tax Scam. It will devastate our healthcare through an ACA repeal and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. I remember your vote on this summer’s ACA repeal bill. You can begin to atone for that by putting country before party and doing all you can to stop this tax plan. Our very lives depend on it and we need you, as our representative, to put our interests before your corporate donors’. Thank you.”


**ACTION 2: Share with friends and family**

Share this post with friends and family. Help them tell their Members of Congress to save America’s healthcare and stop the Trump Tax Scam.


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/

WHERE’S CONGRESSMAN WALDEN!?
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
https://walden.house.gov/contact-greg/email-me

 

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