Wednesday, October 4 - Fight Trump’s Tax Scam / Tell State Reps to Support Gun Dealer Licensing / Show Up to Fight Voter Suppression

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Tell Congress to Fight Trump’s Tax Scam

  • Action 2: Tell State Reps to Support Gun Dealer Licensing

  • Action 3: Show Up to Fight Voter Suppression on 10/17

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Tell Congress to Fight Trump’s Tax Scam

After failing to pass their TrumpCare bill through the Senate (thanks to your constituent power), Republicans in both the House and Senate are turning to “tax reform.”

This is not going to be true tax reform. Calling it “tax reform” suggests they intend to close corporate loopholes or address the growing wealth inequality that the current tax code fuels. But that’s not what Republicans have in mind.

Instead, they want tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations paid for by taking away Medicare, Medicaid, and education funding. Since they want to pass their tax cut plan through the Senate with only 51 votes, they have to follow the rules of reconciliation. One of the rules is that the legislation can’t add to the deficit after ten years—meaning that, in order to make their tax cuts for the wealthy permanent, they intend to make deep cuts to entitlements to offset them. Learn more about the plan here.

We need our members of Congress to commit to fighting this plan all the way, or millions of families will suffer as Trump and his friends get richer. Call your representatives today!

Action 2: Tell State Reps to Support Gun Dealer Licensing

The Illinois House will soon be voting on a bill that would help reduce gun crime in Illinois. Senate Bill 1657, Gun Dealer Licensing, would require employees of gun shops to undergo background checks, allow law enforcement to inspect gun shops, and require video security for gun shops to prevent theft. This bill would stem the flow of illegal guns in our state. Illinois NEEDS statewide gun dealer licensing.

Find your state House Representative and call to tell them to vote “yes” on SB 1657.

Script: Hi, my name is _____ and my zip code is _____.  I'm calling to urge Representative ______ to vote YES on SB1657. This Act will help reduce gun crime in Illinois. Illinois needs statewide gun dealer licensing. Thank you.

Action 3: Show Up to Fight Voter Suppression on 10/17

Join Indivisible Chicago, along with State Representatives Ann Williams, Will Guzzardi, Jamie Andrade, and Carol Ammons, on Tuesday, October 17th to "Fill the Room" at the State Board of Elections meeting to show your support for our demand that Illinois immediately withdraw from the Interstate Crosscheck Program.

It's important that the Board see the overwhelming support that we have for this call and to force them to act before the next data transfer to Crosscheck in January. Crosscheck is a discriminatory system used to purge voters and promote voter suppression laws in our neighboring states. Read our FAQ to learn more.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:30am to 12:30pm
WHERE (two locations):
Chicago: Thompson Center, Room 2-025
Springfield: 2329 S. MacArthur Boulevard
RSVP here.

We will provide signs and ask attendees to be respectful and follow the rules of order of the meeting. Our intent is to have an overwhelming visible presence and ideally to get some media attention, but it is NOT to disrupt the meeting.


 

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