This week we share some wisdom from Indivisible National: “After nine months of fighting TrumpCare, we can finally say that we’ve killed the bill. To be sure, Republicans may keep trying to resurrect the bill, so we have to remain vigilant. But you stopped Trump’s number one policy priority. That’s a huge deal.”
1. Take Action!
Now, the Tax fight is on. Republicans are already gearing up for the next big fight: Trump’s Tax Plan aka the Trump Tax Scam.
Trump Tax Scam, Step 1: The Budget Resolution:
This week, the White House unveiled a six-page draft of a tax scam framework. Republicans are, once again, trying to ram this bill through using the budget reconciliation process just like they did with TrumpCare. Here’s what you need to know:
The first step is the budget resolution. The House will vote on its budget resolution on Thursday and the Senate will mark up its resolution Wednesday and Thursday. Here’s the bottom line: these budgets cut critical services and would force deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road. All to give massive tax cuts to the rich and corporations.
Background on Budget Resolution:
We’ve got you covered. Be sure to read our explainer (think of it like Tax Policy 101!) and be sure to use our resources, call scripts, and town hall questions to begin organizing.
2. Use our Phone Scripts.
Click here for OUR scripts.
This week, using many of the great resources above, we focus on taxation, the budget resolution, Puerto Rico, environmental standards, election regulations and much more. We also continue to promote Amplify which makes life easy! If you are using other phone/fax or emailapps we commend you; you can actually use Amplify as a tool show how many actions we take together! Download it today for IPhone or Android. Our Code is 550-532-372
3. Attend Events
To learn more about all the great local events coming up this month, including understanding Trump & Evangelicals on Friday, October 6th, and our Indivisible Sonoma County General meeting on Monday, October 23rd, click our Master Calendar here.
Expanded Muslim Ban actions:
Trump’s administration issued another version of his hateful and unconstitutional Muslim ban, this time with a blatant attempt to escape court scrutiny by throwing in a couple of non-Muslim-majority countries into the list. We’re not fooled: a ban is a ban. The ban emboldening bigots in the U.S. and stokes anti-American sentiment abroad. In whatever way we can, we fully support actions for: #NoMuslimBanEver. The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign is a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort that will take place in the weeks leading up to October 18, when the latest iteration of the Muslim ban goes into effect. Put in your zip code to find upcoming events, there are a few now scheduled in San Francisco.
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