Monday, December 18 - Phone Bank Against The Tax Bill / Call On Senators To Take (And Keep!) The Dreamer Pledge

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Phone Bank Against Trump’s Tax Bill

  • Action 2: Call On Senators To Take (And Keep!) The Dreamer Pledge

Tools You Can Use

 

Action 1: Phone Bank Against Trump’s Tax Bill

Doug Jones’ victory changes the game on the tax scam. Republicans will try to rush the tax bill through before Jones is seated and do whatever they can to stall seating him. Mitch McConnell is doing everything he can to ram this thing through and, with a new Democratic Senator headed to DC soon, he’s feeling the heat.

The Senate could vote as early as TODAY, with the House close behind them. In addition to Jones’ victory, we have a lot of leverage in this fight. Republican Senators Susan Collins (ME), Jeff Flake (AZ), and Marco Rubio (FL) voted for the tax scam, but both have also said the bill wasn’t perfect. There are also a number of differences between the two bills and the Republican caucus isn’t aligned yet. They’re running out of time to get everything done, and we can stop them.

Amp up the pressure on these targets from our blue state! You can phone bank from home as much as you want every day from 9 am to 9 pm local time until the tax scam fight is over.

Sign up to phone bank from home to fight Trump’s tax scam. Time is running out!

 

Action 2: Call on Senators to Take (and Keep!) the Dreamer Pledge

Because Trump terminated DACA, over 10,000 Dreamers are estimated to have already lost their protections, and nearly 1,000 more will lose DACA each week and become vulnerable to Trump’s deportation force. And many Democrats voted to pass a continuing budget resolution without demanding a clean Dream Act -- including Senators Durbin and Duckworth.

Despite having previously taken the Dreamer Pledge and being a cosponsor of the Dream Act, Senator Durbin voted for the continuing resolution. The pledge states that Senators will only commit to vote on a “continuing resolution” that has the Dream Act attached. Call Senator Durbin and ask him to follow through on the Pledge, and continue to tell Duckworth: a vote on a continuing resolution without the Dream Act is a vote to deport Dreamers -- no Dream, no CR!

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 [name] and I’m calling from [zip code]. Because Trump terminated DACA, over 10,000 Dreamers are estimated to have already lost their protections, and nearly 1,000 more will lose DACA each week and become vulnerable to Trump’s deportation force. For those young people and their families, this is an emergency, and we must take this opportunity to protect them by passing a clean Dream Act. I'm very disappointed in the Senator's decision to vote for the continuing resolution yesterday. Any CR without the Dream Act is a vote to deport Dreamers.



 

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