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Indivisible | #TrumpTaxScam bill was released

November 2, 2017

Group Leaders,

House Republicans just released the text of the #TrumpTaxScam… and it’s a DISASTER-of-a-giveaway-to-fat-cat-Republican-donors (surprise, surprise). It adds $1.5 trillion to the deficit — which will force deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road — all to give huge tax cuts to the wealthy, corporations, and to Donald Trump himself.

Now that we have some details of the legislation, it’s time to show up in a big, loud way. And we have major leverage right now: the GOP is struggling to get the votes they need to pass this bad bill. Hell, they couldn’t even figure out when to release it. And now that we know most of what’s in it, we have a chance to put real pressure members of Congress (MoC) who are on the fence to keep them from rubber-stamping the Trump Tax Scam.

Just like with zombie TrumpCare, Republicans’ only chance to get this bill through is if it flies under the radar (spoiler alert: we’re not going to let that happen!). If we can show national, mobilized local opposition to this scam right now, before most MOCs make up their mind, we will stop them in their tracks. And we will win.

But between now and then, we’ve got a lot of work to do.

Next week, we’re calling for a National Week of Action on the #TrumpTaxScam as Republicans mark up their bill in the House to control the public narrative. Get started by planning a #TrumpTaxScam event on your home turf, then posting it on our website. The Indivisible Organizing team will be here to support you every step of the way with planning, recruitment, and next steps. Even better, we’ll email it to all of our supporters within a 35 mile radius of your event. We’ve also put together an organizing toolkit to help you plan your actions and make them huge.

Every member of Congress is a target for this action. We need Republicans to feel the heat and Democrats to stand strong. If your MoC on the fence, we need to push them to do the right thing. If they oppose the scam, we need to push them to fight harder. And if they support this scam — well, they DEFINITELY need to hear from you.

The GOP actually delayed releasing this bill by several days because they’re getting pushback from their own party, lobbyists, and you! Here is what the bill released today does:

  • Gives huge tax cuts to the wealthy by phasing out the estate tax, repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax, and limiting the tax rate on income earned by hedge funds, private law firms, and the Trump Organization;
  • Slashes the corporate tax rate, so corporations can line the pockets of their shareholders, and incentivizes moving operations offshore;
  • Adds $1.5 trillion to the deficit, forcing deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road.

Every single Member of Congress needs to hear a loud, united message that this bill is a scam and we won’t stand for it  — get started with organizing your #TrumpTaxScam event (need help? Check out our organizing toolkit here) and we’ll be in touch to help you out ASAP. You can also email field@indivisibleguide.com with any questions.

As always, we’re grateful to stand shoulder to shoulder with you each and every day, and especially as we defeat the #TrumpTaxScam.

Let’s do this.

In Solidarity,
The Indivisible Organizing Team

PS — Tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT Indivisible’s Co-Executive Director Ezra Levin we host a live webinar on the Tax Scam and what we are doing to stop it. Sign up for tonight’s webinar tonight with Ezra here.

 
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