Monday, November 20 - Ask Senators to Fight the #TrumpTaxScam / Phone Banking Against Tax Bill / Listen To Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Ask Senators to Fight the #TrumpTaxScam

  • Action 2: At-Home Phone Banking Against the Tax Bill

  • Action 3: Listen to the Latest Episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Ask Senators to Fight the #TrumpTaxScam

Republican leaders in the Senate released a new Senate version of the Trump Tax Scam that includes a repeal of the individual mandate. Repealing the individual mandate, which requires that every American have health insurance or pay a penalty, was the centerpiece of the Republicans’ failed effort to pass the “skinny repeal” bill in the Senate in July.

Numerous major health care groups have come out strongly against the idea of repealing the individual mandate, saying that it will lead to “a significant increase in premiums, which would in turn substantially increase the number of uninsured Americans.” If the bill passes, 525,000 people in Illinois would lose health insurance coverage.

And that’s on top of the massive, permanent corporate tax cut the Republicans want to pay for by putting an expiration date on the parts Republicans say will help the middle class. If the bill passes, 916,000 Illinois families would see a tax increase.

 That means that, more than ever, the tax fight = the health care fight and the health care fight = the tax fight. We know the game plan from the last time we beat them on health care. We need massive constituent pressure on Democrats to get them to do everything they can to slow down the Trump Tax Scam.

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

Script: Hello! My name is [___] and I’m calling from [zip code]. I’m calling to let Senator [__] know that I strongly oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Will the Senator commit to withholding consent on votes in the Senate so that we have time to mobilize against this bill?

That’s what I expect out of the Senator. It’s not enough just to vote no, he/she needs to actively work to slow down the Trump Tax Scam and expose it for the scam it is. Democrats started withholding consent during the health care fight—and it worked. That’s what I want to see again here. Please take down my info so you can let me know what he/she is doing to slow down the Trump Tax Scam.

Action 2: At-Home Phone Banking Against the Tax Bill

We need all hands on deck to fight this awful tax bill. Phone banking is an easy way to reach out to constituents in red districts across the country. We need as many of them as possible to call their Senators to keep the pressure on and let the GOP know that we will not give up.

At-home phone bank sessions are scheduled through November 29. View upcoming times and receive updates via Facebook, then sign up here to get started.

Action 3: Listen to the Latest Episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss and Dan Nelson release a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast. It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.

This week, the Indivisible Chicago Podcast welcomes Congressman Mike Quigley to discuss the tax scam, the Russia investigation, and gun control. Indivisible Oak Park’s Erika Bachner cohosts.

Give it a listen here and subscribe via iTunes to follow along with new episodes.

 

 

 

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