Friday, October 6 - Reject the NRA Rally / No Tax Cuts for Corporations / Share ACA Enrollment Details

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Reject the NRA Rally and Vigil for Las Vegas MONDAY

  • Action 2: Tell Senators - No Tax Cuts for Corporations!

  • Action 3: Get the Word Out About ACA Enrollment

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: MONDAY - Reject the NRA Rally and Vigil for Las Vegas

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Indivisible Chicago, and Women's March are partnering to take a stand against the NRA and to demand that congress address gun reform in our country.

The horrific shooting in Las Vegas forces us as a nation to decide: will we accept the status quo and allow mass shootings and gun homicides to be the backdrop to our daily lives? Or do we want to live in a country where we can go to the movies or a concert or school or work or church and be safe from gun violence?

We choose to honor the victims and survivors in Las Vegas by demanding that Congress reject the NRA leadership's radical and dangerous agenda for more guns for more people in more places, with no restrictions.

Join us on Monday, October 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Federal Plaza for a rally and to hear guest speakers including Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss (D), and Mark Walsh from Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. RSVP here

Action 2: Tell Senators - No Tax Cuts for Corporations!

Just yesterday, the House of Representatives voted 219 to 206 in favor of the Republican House budget resolution that proposed $5.8 trillion in cuts over the next decade to Medicare, Medicaid, education, infrastructure and other critical services while paving the way for trillions of dollars in tax cuts that would mostly benefit the wealthy and corporations.

The GOP’s proposed tax cuts will—just like the tax cuts on the individual side—flow almost exclusively to the wealthy. Corporations are seeing significant profits and there is little evidence corporate tax rates affect their “competitiveness,” but Republicans want to let them off the hook for paying their fair share anyway.

Republicans want to slash the corporate tax rate from the current 35% to 15%, which is estimated to cost $2.4 trillion in revenue. Even worse, cutting the corporate rate almost exclusively benefits wealthy individuals and could actually hurt—not help—workers in the long run.

With corporate profits nearing record levels, there is no reason Congress should give them a tax cut that jeopardizes our commitment to funding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other essential services. Our Senators should oppose any plan that further incentivizes corporations to keep profits offshore or loses significant revenue through a much lower rate on repatriated overseas profits. Congress should be closing loopholes that let corporations off the hook for paying their fair share—not making the loopholes larger.

Momentum is building fast, and we need our Senators to act NOW. Call them today!

Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Follow this script to urge them to fight corporate tax cuts.

Action 3: Get the Word Out About ACA Enrollment

The Trump administration is making it very hard for people to get covered during this year's ACA open enrollment by:

To counter this sabotage, a group of health-care experts has launched a new initiative called Get America Covered, whose goal is to help people enroll on Obamacare’s individual markets. The website provides people with the information and tools they need to take advantage of the law and its subsidies before the short enrollment window closes.

The website is being run by former Obama health officials. Its very existence is a testament to the fact that the GOP, having failed to repeal the health law, is trying to destroy it through no discernible motive other than spite.

Here’s how you can help get the word out about the open enrollment period, which starts November 1:

 
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