Thursday, March 14 - Oppose Trump Budget / Indivisible Chapter Meeting
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Call on Congress to oppose Trump’s cruel budget
Action 2: Indivisible Lakeview-Lincoln Park-Old Town chapter meeting on Tuesday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm at Beermiscuous (2812 N Lincoln Ave)
Action 1: Oppose Trump’s Cruel Budget
The Trump administration has submitted their 2020 Fiscal Year Budget proposal to Congress which contains drastic, across the board spending cuts to social safety net and domestic programs to pay for the corporate tax cuts passed in late 2016. The $4.7 trillion budget proposal also grows the national deficit by another $1.1 trillion next year alone, with the administration projecting an increase in the national debt to over $31 trillion by 2029 from where it already stands at over $22 trillion.
Trump’s budget proposal includes:
Cutting $845 billion in Medicare spending and $25 billion in Social Security spending over the next 10 years
$220 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over 10 years, while also adding mandatory work requirements
Cutting Medicaid spending over $241 billion over 10 years and implementing a nationwide work requirement in order to receive benefits
An administration’s budget is a reflection of the party’s priorities and goals for the nation. It is clear from the Trump budget proposal that the Republicans’ main concern is cutting social and domestic programs in order to pay for massive for tax breaks given to millionaires and corporations, all while increasing the national deficit for future generations.
Tell your members of Congress to make it clear that Trump's budget strays far from true American values and must not be taken seriously.
Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
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Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to express my serious concerns about Trump's proposed budget for 2020, and I urge [REP’S NAME] to oppose the administration’s budget. Deep cuts to our domestic spending programs to pay for tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy Americans are unacceptable. Thank you.
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Action 2: Indivisible Chicago Chapter Meeting on 3/19
At the next Indivisible Lakeview-Lincoln Park-Old Town chapter meeting, we will be discussing the Indivisible plans for 2020 and what the Indivisible Chicago's Progressive Principles document means for our actions in the coming year.
As always, if you have action items to share or are involved in a campaign, please bring information and resources to share with people who might be interested.
Beermiscuous will accommodate individual bar tabs for everyone. We'll have a few snacks available, but feel free to bring something! Children must be accompanied by their parent, otherwise Beermiscuous is 21+ only.
When: Tuesday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm
Where: Beermiscuous (2812 N Lincoln Ave)
RSVP here (not required)