Tuesday, November 28 - #GOPTaxScam Twitterstorm Tuesday / Call Congress to Protect Net Neutrality / 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets Movie Screening

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: #GOPTaxScam Twitterstorm Tuesday

  • Action 2: Tell MoCs to Demand the FCC Maintain Net Neutrality

  • Action 3: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets Movie Screening on 11/30

Tools You Can Use

  • Action 1: Join the #GOPTaxScam Twitterstorm TODAY from noon to 1 p.m.

  • Action 2: Call on your Members of Congress to contact the FCC in support of net neutrality

 

Action 1: DAY OF ACTION - Phone Bank at Home or in Person to Fight the #TrumpTaxScam

The Senate will vote to advance the GOP’s scam of a tax bill any day now. Join MomsRising, Americans for Tax Fairness, Coalition on Human Needs, CAP, and Not One Penny to help sound the alarm TODAY with a #GOPTaxScam Twitterstorm from noon to 1 p.m.

Progressive groups are using this opportunity to tweet about why this plan is harmful to working families and our economy to urge people to speak out and contact their Senators. We will make it known that we will not stand for a tax plan that slashes healthcare and raises taxes on the middle class in order to give trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the 1% and mega-corporations.

DATE: Tuesday, November 28th
TIME: Noon to 1 p.m. CST
WHERE: On Twitter with the hashtag #GOPTaxScam
Find sample Tweets and graphics here

 

Action 2: Tell MoCs to Demand the FCC Maintain Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai is pushing to reverse net neutrality protections – important rules for protecting the free flow of information on the internet. Pai’s proposal allows the companies that provide our internet connection new measures of control over what we do online. This would be a devastating blow to the free and open internet we rely on for streaming videos, communicating with our networks – and yes, reading critical news stories about the state of our democracy.

A world without net neutrality means a world where internet companies like Verizon and Comcast would have the power to interfere with our decisions about which news outlets – and therefore, what news – we should consume.

In 2015 we fought for net neutrality protections and against enormous odds, we won. Now we’re up against great odds again and need to fight back just as hard. The FCC vote is scheduled for December 14. We need our MoCs to speak out loudly before then to protect the Net Neutrality.

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

Find your House rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, I’m [NAME] from [ZIP CODE]. I’m a member of Indivisible Chicago and I'm calling to express my disapproval that the FCC is trying to kill net neutrality and the strong Title II oversight of Internet Service Providers. Preserving an open internet is crucial for fair and equal access to the resources and information available on it.

[Optional: Explain why net neutrality is personally important to you or your work]

I’d like to ask [MoC] to do everything they can to stop the FCC's plan to end net neutrality before the December 14th vote by speaking out strongly for an open internet. Thank you.

 

Action 3: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets Movie Screening Thursday

Five years ago, on November 23, 2012, four teenagers pulled into a gas station. Three and a half minutes later, 10 shots rang out.

Please join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Indivisible Chicago for a free movie screening of 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, an award-winning documentary about the murder trial of Jordan Davis. The film reconstructs the night of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager and reveals how racial prejudice can result in tragedy. His death was one of the many sparks for the start of Black Lives Matter, and his mother, Lucy McBath, is one of the Mothers of the Movement.

Where: Behavioral Sciences Building - University of Illinois at Chicago (1007 W Harrison St.)
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
View the Facebook invite
RSVP here

Light snacks will be provided and there will be a short panel discussion and Q&A following the film at 8 p.m.

 




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