Daily Call to Action: November 17th, 2017

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Daily Call to Action: November 17th, 2017

The Call – #TrumpTaxScam # GOPtaxscam

House Republicans on Thursday passed legislation that would overhaul the U.S. tax code, but under the House bill many households could see immediate tax increases.  The proposed Senate plan would permanently reduce the corporate tax rate but allow cuts for households and individuals to expire.

To accomplish that they’ve added a provision to their tax bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion in government funding, but it would cause 13 million fewer people to have health insurance in a decade.

The Senate proposal faces an uncertain future, given the GOP’s narrow 52-to-48 majority in the Senate, and the fact that the tax overhaul can add no more than $1.5 trillion to federal deficits over a decade.

But now Democrats are warning that the re-write would ultimately be financed by gutting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. Avoiding that will require difficult maneuvering to bring Senate Democrats on board.

In sum, GOP tax reform will add more than one trillion dollars to the deficit, give the majority of benefits to corporations and the rich,  gut the ACA and entitlements and will leave thirteen million people without healthcare.

Congress must act to protect the economy and to provide tax reform that will benefit the majority of US citizens.

Your Action

Call your Senators and urge them to oppose the GOP tax plan.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • I urge [Sen___] to oppose the Senate tax bill now being proposed.
  • These bills give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by raising taxes on tens of millions of middle-class families.
  • This legislation would further cause at least a $3.6 trillion shortfall in federal revenue by 2040 and add nearly $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.
  • The Senate bill’s provision to repeal the ACA’s individual mandate will destroy the Affordable Care Act and cause more than 13 million people to lose insurance.
  • This plan will balloon the federal deficit and necessitate billions of dollars in cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.

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Daily Call to Action: November 16th, 2017

The Call – #TrumpTaxScam # GOPtaxscam

House republicans are confident they will have the votes to pass their major tax-cut package on Thursday.

Critics have pointed out that many of the promises made in the lead up to the vote are without merit.  While the GOP predicts lower taxes for all and positive effects on the economy, analysts are proposing the opposite.

As the Senate GOP moves to craft their own version of tax reform they are adding a provision to their tax bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion in government funding, but it would cause 13 million fewer people to have health insurance in a decade.

The overwhelmingly flawed premise of the GOP’s plan is that tax cuts for businesses would lead companies to invest more and raise workers wages.  This idea has been largely discredited by historical precedents and recently by CEOs of major corporations.

In sum, GOP tax reform will add more than one trillion dollars to the deficit, give the majority of benefits to corporations and the rich, and gut the ACA leaving thirteen million people without healthcare.

Congress must act to protect the economy and to provide tax reform that will benefit the majority of US citizens.

Your Action

Call your members of Congress and urge them to oppose the GOP tax plan.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • I urge [Rep____ ] to oppose [H.R.1], and [Sen___] to oppose the Senate tax bill now being proposed.
  • These bills give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by raising taxes on tens of millions of middle-class families.
  • This legislation would further cause at least a $3.6 trillion shortfall in federal revenue by 2040 and add nearly $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.
  • The Senate bill’s provision to repeal the ACA’s individual mandate will destroy the Affordable Care Act and cause more than 13 million people to lose insurance.
  • This plan promises that tax-cuts for corporations and the wealthy will increase prosperity for the nation but there are no built-in safeguards against the possibility that doesn’t occur.

Daily Call to Action: November 15th, 2017

The Call – #TrumpTaxScam # GOPtaxscam

House republicans are confident they will have the votes to pass their major tax-cut package on Thursday.

Critics have pointed out that many of the promises made in the lead up to the vote are without merit.  While the GOP predicts lower taxes for all and positive effects on the economy, analysts are proposing the opposite.

As the Senate GOP moves to craft their own version of tax reform they are adding a provision to their tax bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion in government funding, but it would cause 13 million fewer people to have health insurance in a decade.

The overwhelmingly flawed premise of the GOP’s plan is that tax cuts for businesses would lead companies to invest more and raise workers wages.  This idea has been largely discredited by historical precedents and recently by CEOs of major corporations.

In sum, GOP tax reform will add more than one trillion dollars to the deficit, give the majority of benefits to corporations and the rich, and gut the ACA leaving thirteen million people without healthcare.

Congress must act to protect the economy and to provide tax reform that will benefit the majority of US citizens.
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Your Action

Call your members of Congress and urge them to oppose the GOP tax plan.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • I urge [Rep____ ] to oppose [H.R.1], and [Sen___] to oppose the Senate tax bill now being proposed.
  • These bills give massive cuts to the wealthy, paid for by raising taxes on tens of millions of middle-class families.
  • This legislation would further cause at least a $3.6 trillion shortfall in federal revenue by 2040 and add nearly $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.
  • The Senate bill’s provision to repeal the ACA’s individual mandate will destroy the Affordable Care Act and cause more than 13 million people to lose insurance.
  • This plan promises that tax-cuts for corporations and the wealthy will increase prosperity for the nation but there are no built-in safeguards against the possibility that doesn’t occur.

Daily Call to Action: November 14th, 2017

The Call – #DreamActNow #DefendDreamers

Trump’s termination of DACA, with a 6 month delay, has thrown the Dreamers and their families lives into turmoil. Although Trump has since waffled, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) say Trump agreed to back legislation protecting the Dreamers, that would not include a wall.

Trump’s deal with Democratic leadership was greeted with enormous blowback by Trump’s base. In response, Stephen Miller, a White House adviser with white nationalist sympathies, crafted conditions for Dreamer legal status, and they include massive immigration cuts and highly punitive immigration enforcement measures.

However, there is strong sentiment in Congress, even among Republicans, to protect the Dreamers. Prospects for the Dream Act without punitive conditions appear to hinge on Congress separating Trump from hard-liners on his staff.

Besides being heartless, failing to protect the Dreamers would be bad for the economy. Even the Koch-backed Cato Institute has concluded that there is a powerful economic case in favor of a clean Dream Act.

Ending DACA and leaving the Dreamers subject to deportation is not only a cruel betrayal of young people raised as Americans, but is also terrible for the US economy. Congress must pass the Dream Act without any conditions.
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Your Action

Call your members of Congress and urge them to support a clean Dream Act.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • I urge [Sen/Rep____ to support [S.1615/H.R.3440], the Dream Act, without conditions or trade-offs.
  • The Dreamers arrived in the US through no fault of their own and have been raised as Americans.
  • The Dreamers contribute to American society in jobs, the military and education.
  • Studies show deportation of the Dreamers would have devastating economic impacts on the US.
  • Breaking faith with the Dreamers or holding them hostage to funding for a useless wall or other costly border control measures would be cruel and un-American.

Daily Call to Action: November 13th, 2017

The Call – #ProtectMueller #TrumpRussia

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has moved into a new phase with indictments against key campaign officials and a guilty plea by a campaign foreign policy adviser.

In addition to Mueller’s indictments, documents leaked last week show financial links between Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Putin’s family. Jared Kushner is also under fire after it was reported that two Putin-linked institutions funded investments in Facebook and Twitter through a close associate of Kushner.

Last week, it was reported that Mueller has enough evidence to charge former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son.  This week mounting allegations against Flynn potentially constitute a number of very serious federal crimes — including conspiracy, bribery and possibly kidnapping.

Trump is reportedly fuming and being urged by former aide, Steve Bannon to take dramatic action against Mueller’s investigation. On Saturday Trump called allegations of Russian meddling in US elections a politically motivated “hit job’.

Bipartisan bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to protect the Mueller investigation. However, we urgently need pressure on Congress to pass these bills and ensure Mueller’s investigation is allowed to be completed.
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Your Action

Call your three members of Congress and urge them to support the bipartisan legislation protecting the Mueller investigation.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • I urge [Sen./Rep____] to act immediately on bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.
  • The President’s reaction to Mueller’s progress & weekly revelations about his inner circles’ ties to Russia, have me very concerned.
  • If the President is allowed to interfere with or terminate Mueller’s investigation, there will be both a Constitutional crisis and a crisis of confidence among the American people.
  • Our democracy is at stake in preserving Mueller’s investigation.