Today’s Action: Don’t Call Your Member of Congress Today
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Today’s Action: Don’t call your Republican Member of Congress. Prepare to fire them.
In the middle of last night, Senate Republicans passed an overhaul of our nation’s tax system that was hastily assembled behind closed doors by corporate lobbyists — so hastily in fact that the House has to vote again today because they screwed it up.
But don’t bother calling them about taxes today. Your time is too valuable for that.
Republicans who carry the mantle of democratically elected deficit hawks and tax cutters have forced through a bill that:
- Has the support of just one in four adults,
- Raises taxes on at least 80 million working families,
- Increases the deficit by more than $2 trillion, and
- Guts vital programs that Americans depend on,
- All so they can give more money to their billionaire donors and corporate backers.
Republicans have shown us who they are. Now it’s time for us to show them the door.
In two weeks, it will be an election year, and job number one will be ensuring Republicans pay for their assault on working families. Yesterday, even amidst the bad news from Washington, we saw the power we have at the ballot box when Democrats took away Republicans’ Virginia House majority by a single vote.
We have seen that even with full Republican control of the government, our voices can make a difference. We have stopped the repeal of Obamacare, pushed Republicans into early retirement at an unprecedented rate, flipped the Virginia legislature and Alabama’s Senate seat among many others.
But don’t call your Republican Member of Congress today. Call your friends, call your family, call anyone who will listen. Tell them how Republicans betrayed the American people. Tell them about the importance of turning out and staying active in a Congressional election year. Tell them that by working together, we can make Republicans pay the price for for this betrayal.
In the coming year, we will continue to ask you to hold our government accountable and demand action to protect dreamers, restore our free and open internet, safeguard healthcare, fight back agains bigotry and hate, and more. Increasingly, we will also share actions that will win elections for Democrats and restore our government to one that is truly of, by, and for the people again.
2018 is coming.
PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding that Trump keep his promise to veto any bill that cuts Medicaid, and join the thousands of Americans demanding Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice!