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Call to Action: March 12, 2018


PROTECT OUR ECONOMY


#NotOnePenny
#GOPTaxScam

Our economy is under threat from the GOP Tax Scam and the roll back of banking protections.

GOP Tax Scam has resulted in:
• the treasury being drained faster than expected due to lost revenue from the Tax Scam
• corporations devoting more than double their tax revenue to stock buy backs instead of employee benefits

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) is a significant weakening of the Dodd-Frank Act, which strengthened financial regulations to prevent another 2008-like financial crisis. According to the CBO, S. 2155 will:
• make it more likely that banks will collapse leading to government bail outs
• cost tax payers $671 million over a 10-year period.

Congress must protect our economy. They can do this by:
• fixing the tax bill. The ultimate fix is a new Congress, but we have a chance when GOP leadership plan to fix drafting mistakes in the Tax Scam with the next spending bill. This needs Democratic votes to pass. Our MoCs must ask for tax fixes that are revenue positive.
• vote NO on S. 2155

Tell Congress to protect our economy!

Where’s Walden!?!


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

SAMPLE SCRIPT for #Complicit Greg Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because I want Greg Walden to wake up to how bad the GOP Tax Scam is for rank and file District 2 residents. Any technical fixes to the error-ridden tax law MUST NOT further increase the deficit. Changes should be revenue positive, at least revenue neutral.  Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am worried about our economy and would like to ask the Senator to do two things: 1) make sure that any technical fixes to the error-ridden tax law don’t increase the debt and are at least revenue neutral, if not revenue positive and 2) vote NO on S. 2155 to stop the roll back of banking protections. Thank you.”


ACTION 2: Get your Midterm Game on**

It has become clear that we need a different Congress to protect our economy and to write a fair tax plan. Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote. We—ORD2—will keep an eye on Indivisible Oregon’s website (http://www.indivisibleOR.org/) for their soon-to-be-published plans for midterms. In the meantime, check out this list of great election resources.

Indivisible435: https://indivisible435.org
Swing Left: https://swingleft.org
Sister District: https://www.sisterdistrict.com
Flipppable: https://www.flippable.org
Woke Vote: https://www.wokevote.us
Let America Vote: https://www.letamericavote.org
Postcards for Voters: https://postcardstovoters.org
Throw Them Out: https://everytown.org/throwthemout/


#Complicit GREG 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

SENATOR JEFF 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 RON 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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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/the-gop-tax-cut-is-draining-the-treasury

Five Charts That Show How Companies Are Spending Their Tax Savings
https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2018-03-05/five-charts-that-show-where-those-corporate-tax-savings-are-going

Senate Banking Bill Likely to Boost Chances of Bank Bailouts, CBO Says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/03/05/senate-banking-bill-would-boost-the-chances-of-more-bank-bailouts-cbo-report-says/?utm_term=.85deee3aa244


2nd Tuesday of the Month Rally – Tomorrow at Noon, Vogel Plaza, Medford

We are fast approaching the one year mark since the last Greg Walden Jackson County Town Hall. He apparently has time to attend meetings and events in Portland and Salem but sadly, not to address us, his constituents. Let’s remind him, WE are the ones he “represents” and to whom he is accountable. Our mission: holding our Members of Congress ACCOUNTABLE!

Join us as we remind Walden of his duties and responsibilities. It’s time for him to face us, to hear our concerns and to respond to our questions.

Let’s get creative with our message to Walden that it’s time for him to schedule a Jackson County Town Hall. Our March 13 rally is 4 days before St. Patrick’s Day. As a nod to that holiday, get your creative juices flowing and write a limerick or two you can share with us for our Greg Walden Limerick Contest. Bring a written copy as well, we’ll happily hand deliver them to Walden’s Medford office. As an added incentive (just in case you needed one) we’ll even have prizes!

As always, bring your neighbors, families, friends, signs & flags as we gather at Vogel Plaza at noon!

https://ord2indivisible.org/event/2nd-tuesday-of-the-month-rally-medford-3/