Wednesday, November 15 - Fight #TrumpTaxScam and Obamacare Repeal / Protest Rep Roskam's Tax Plan TOMORROW / Phone Bank for ACA Signups

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call on Senators to Condemn the Repeal of the Healthcare Mandate in the #TrumpTaxScam

  • Action 2: Protest Rep Roskam's Tax Plan TOMORROW

  • Action 3: Phone Bank for ACA Signups

Tools You Can Use

  • Action 1: Call on Senators to condemn the repeal of the ACA healthcare mandate in the #TrumpTaxScam

    • Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

    • Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Action 1: Call on Senators to Condemn the Repeal of the Healthcare Mandate in the #TrumpTaxScam

If you thought that the #TrumpTaxScam couldn’t get any worse, think again. Yesterday, the Senate GOP announced that they would help pay for their tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires by repealing the healthcare mandate from the Affordable Care Act.

Repealing this mandate could cause 13 million Americans to lose their healthcare. We did not fight this hard for this long to have the GOP try to sneak an attack on Obamacare into their tax bill that already guts revenue for Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

Call on our Senators to speak out loudly against this bill. Things are moving quickly, and we must act fast.

Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hi, I’m [name] calling from [zip code]. I’m a member of Indivisible Chicago, and I’m calling to ask Senator [name] to release a statement condemning the repeal of the healthcare mandate hidden inside the GOP tax cuts. In addition to gutting our social safety net, the bill would destroy the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. We fought hard to save the ACA, and we need the Senator to keep fighting, too. Thank you.

Action 2: Protest Rep. Roskam and the GOP Tax Plan TOMORROW

Representative Peter Roskam is the headline speaker at a large GOP "Reagan Dinner" Fundraiser on Thursday. Just as the GOP is getting ready to jam their #TrumpTaxScam through Congress, there's no better opportunity to protest this giveaway to the rich.

With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, billionaires and massive corporations will have many thanks for Peter Roskam, who is giving them trillions in tax breaks that will cut Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security and slash education and services that help seniors, women and people with disabilities.

The Roskam-Trump tax is a turkey that roasts the Middle Class, balloons the deficit, makes it more expensive to borrow money, raises taxes on small businesses and puts us back on the devastating and discredited road of “trickle-down economics.”

That’s why we’re protesting Roskam and the GOP’s turkey tax plan. RSVP on Facebook and join us!

When: Thursday, November 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ashyana Banquets, 1620 75th Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516
Public Transit: The BNSF line train departs Union Station to Downers Grove Main at 5:10 and 5:30 p.m.; return trains leave at 7:40, 8:48 and 9:40 p.m.; see the full schedule. It is a 10-minute drive to the banquet hall via taxi or Lyft/Uber.

Action 3: Phone Bank for ACA Signups Happening Now

The 2018 ACA Open Enrollment dates are November 1 - December 15, 2017. Trump has not only shortened the window to enroll; he has also slashed the advertising budget by 90%. We need to get the word out to people to sign up for 2018 coverage.

That’s why Indivisible Illinois is setting up phone banks to notify folks about the enrollment dates to make sure as many people as possible sign up for healthcare in 2018. RSVP to phone bank here and follow the event on Facebook for updates on upcoming phone bank session.

If you’d like to do more to help, join the Indivisible ACA Signup Project group on Facebook, and follow Indivisible ACA Signup Project on Twitter: @2018ACASignup


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