Daily Call to Action: November 21th, 2017

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Daily Call to Action: November 21th, 2017

The Call – Georgia Secretary of State Recall Petition

In Georgia, the Secretary of State is responsible for “the administration of secure, accessible, and fair elections.” This responsibility is not a suggestion – it is the fundamental job description. Voters should expect their votes to count and for their information to be handled with integrity.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has utterly failed in executing these core duties. How?

We cannot in good conscience allow Brian Kemp to oversee another major election; especially one he is actively running in for Governor. He must (and can) be recalled so that somebody more competent, with a passion for safeguarding democracy, can run Georgia’s 2018 election.

Before a recall election can take place, 778,677 Georgians must sign a petition, including 51,000 from each of the State’s 14 Congressional districts. Signatures need to be collected by December 15th. Qualified signers must be registered GA voters who were eligible to vote in the 2016 election. If enough Georgians sign the petition, the Governor would have 10 days to set a date for a special recall election, which would likely occur in late January to mid-February, 2018.

The petition must be signed in person, but you can find out where at @AVoiceForAllGA on Twitter and avoiceforallgeorgia@gmail.com by email.

The recall ballot would simply ask whether Kemp should stay on as Secretary of State or be fired. If by simple majority the voters decide to oust Kemp, Governor Deal would appoint a replacement.
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Your Action

  • GA residents: Sign the recall petition
  • Non-GA residents: Contact friends/family in GA and ask them to sign the recall petition
  • Help promote recall efforts on social media by sharing information about the recall
  • Follow @AVoiceforAllGA on Twitter & Facebook for updates

Enter Your Address for Congressional Contact Info

ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500


Daily Call To Action: November 20th, 2017

The Call – #CHIP

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was enacted in 1997 with bipartisan support and funds health care for children from working families that don’t qualify for Medicaid, was allowed to expire on October 1st.

CHIP covers nearly 9 million children, providing coverage for routine pediatric and dental care, as well as coverage for seriously ill children. The program has brought the uninsured child rate down from 15% to 5%.

States still have some funding left, but most will run out by the end of the year or shortly thereafter. States are preparing for the worst and planning roll-backs. In Texas, funds are being depleted even faster because of Hurricane Harvey, and 800,000 children are in danger of losing coverage soon.

While there is bipartisan agreement that CHIP should be renewed, its fate is uncertain because of small disputes on details and limited time to act.

CHIP has povided major benefits for children’s health and the failure of Congress to renew it would be a tremendous blow. Congress must make time to quickly reauthorize funding for CHIP to protect the health of America’s most vulnerable children.
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Your Action

Call your three Members of Congress and tell them to promptly reauthorize funding for CHIP to protect children’s healthcare.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • I am dismayed that funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program was allowed to expire.
  • This puts at risk the health and well-being of 9 million children who will soon lose access to healthcare, and punishes working families.
  • I urge [Sen/Rep____] to support immediate reauthorization of funding for CHIP, so American children continue to get the care they need.

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.
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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.

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.
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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 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.
Read More

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.