Take Action 11.30.17

What happens when the totally unthinkable becomes normal? We call. We protest. We rally. We resist.

1. STOP the Trump Tax Scam
December 2
Stop the Tax Scam - Here's How
Saturday, December 2, 11:00 AM
Santa Rosa Downtown Mall, Santa Rosa, CA
RSVP: https://act.moveon.org/event/tax-scam-attend/18378/signup/?akid=193913%2E35723292%2EDHrmN8
Join MoveOn members and allies near you in Santa Rosa to stand up to the #GOPTaxScam and make sure your members of Congress see unwavering constituent opposition.

December 4
Bay Area Residents Hold Rally Outside Sen. Harris’ Office to Resist GOP Tax Bill
Monday, December 4, 12-1:00PM
50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Nancy Latham, nancylatham63@gmail.com, 510-227-9445, Indivisible East Bay

Join members  of Members of Indivisible East Bay, Indivisible Sonoma County, Indivisible Sausalito, and other Indivisible groups who will gather at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco in front of Senator Kamala Harris’s offices to share stories of the harm that the GOP’s proposed tax bill will cause in their lives.

The “Halt the Trump Tax Heist” event will bring people from across the Bay Area together to emphasize how the GOP’s tax bill could cause financial stress, cost them their healthcare, and make their education unaffordable. Through the power of activism and storytelling, they will protest the further concentration of wealth in the US in the top 1%.

Voters oppose this plan by a 2-to-1 margin. House Republicans abandoned their constituents when they voted for the tax bill. The question now is whether Senators will also choose to keep promises to their donors, the wealthy, and the well-connected at the expense of their constituents by voting for the GOP bill.

Take Action for Net Neutrality
Santa Rosa’s Verizon store.
844 4th St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Thursday, December 7, 1:00 PM
It's 4th street, the main strip in Santa Rosa. The street outside is public and we will be protesting there. There's also a dealer in the mall just down the street and we should have people outside the mall as well (more traffic).

Join others who are outraged by top Verizon lawyer turned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality. Groups will protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on Thursday, December 7th, one week before an expected vote at the FCC. Protesters will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line.And please remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores.

2. Scripts
Our members of Congress need to hear from you. Your calls help them make their opposition clear to the Republican leadership. But our Blue State members of the House and Senate can only be successful in stopping the Tax Scam if some of their Republican peers listen.

You can reach out to your friends in other districts, share our scripts, and urge them to call their Representatives and Senators.
Use these scripts or write your own.

Hello, my name is _____ and I’m a constituent from <address>. I’m calling the Senator to urge <him or her> to vote NO on the tax bill.
There are several reasons I oppose the tax bill. <Use at least one bullet point.>
● It increases the deficit significantly. The Senator has been opposed to any measure that increases the deficit - and I expect that opposition to continue.
● It eliminates the individual mandate to purchase health insurance or pay a tax fine. The Affordable Care Act provides health insurance that helps limit the financial burden individuals face when needing health care. If this provision is eliminated, millions of people will face the possibility of bankruptcy due to medical bills. This is not thrifty, and unduly jeopardizes wealth creation among the young.
● When fully implemented, people like me who earn less than $75,000 per year will see our taxes go up. This is not a true tax cut for the middle class, and is a burden to lower income earners, including the elderly.

We remain concerned about Puerto Rico, Net Neutrality, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  You can find those scripts and more, here (Phone Scripts 11.30.17) and on Amplify.

3. Meetings/Events
Postcards to Alabama
Sunday, December 3, 2017
1:00 PM  4:00 PM
RSVP for location
(near Sebastiani Vineyards) Sonoma, CA

LAST CHANCE!!  We will write & send personalized postcards to Alabama Democrats to help swing Alabama's election for US Senate from Republican Roy Moore to Democrat Doug Jones. Enjoy great company and make a difference in the future direction of our country!
(Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you prefer).

–> NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE from earlier events. RSVP for new location.

Sponsored by Indivisible - Sonoma Valley Resistance
Source:: https://actionnetwork.org/events/postcards-to-alabama