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Trump Tax Scam = TrumpCare

November 16, 2017

Dear Group Leaders,

In the last 24 hours, Senate Republicans have taken radical steps to turn the Trump Tax Scam into a direct attack on our health care. The new version of the Trump Tax Scam would leave 13 million people uninsured and cause premiums to spike an extra 10% per year.

That’s because they’ve decided to repeal the individual mandate — a key pillar of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — as part of the Trump Tax Scam. Why would they do that? So they can give even bigger tax cuts to corporations. Seriously.

The tax fight is the health care fight. And it’s happening right now. The House votes tomorrow on their version of the bill (which is itself a horrible dumpster fire). The Senate plans to start voting on Monday, November 27 on their version of the bill. The big difference between the two is that the Senate’s bill includes a repeal of the ACA’s Individual Mandate.

If the Senate manages to get its Tax Scam bill through, the House will vote again, almost immediately, this time on the Senate version. The House will almost surely vote on whatever the Senate passes. That’s why we have to make sure that we stop the Senate from passing its TrumpCare/Tax Scam bill.

That makes the 12 days between now and November 27th CRUCIAL.

Here’s what you can do right now to kill this bill:

  1. 1-855-980-2350: Share this number with your group and supporters to get them connected to their members of Congress to tell them to stop the Trump Tax Scam. Call scripts for the GOP are here, and here for Democrats.
  2. Visit your Senators’ local office this week and early next week. Senators need to see and feel your constituent power. We already had over 100 events for the #TrumpTaxScam week of action last week. Here’s the guide to organizing an action, including where to go to register so we can help you recruit.
  3. National Day of Sit-ins, November 27th — start planning now! When Senators go to the floor to vote, we want them worrying about us, the people they represent, and not just their donors. We do that by getting to their offices and getting LOUD. Sit-ins played a huge role in stopping TrumpCare once before, and we can do it again. Here’s a guide to running a safe, powerful sit-in, and here’s the place to go to register your event so we can help you recruit.

Have any questions? Get in contact with us at and the organizing team will be in touch as soon as possible.

To sum up the Trump Tax Scam as it now stands:

  1. Millionaires and billionaires get an immediate $50 billion tax cut next year.
  2. Corporations get a permanent tax cut worth trillions.
  3. 13 million people lose their health insurance.
  4. Teachers pay more for school supplies, patients pay more for lifesaving medical devices, and businesses that hire veterans lose tax benefits. See all the tradeoffs the GOP wants us to make here.

The GOP is making a HUGE gamble right now. Their donors are demanding action on the tax scam. Our pressure is the biggest thing standing in their way, and we’re forcing them to take desperate measures. This is one bet we can make sure does NOT pay off.

In solidarity,
The Indivisible Team

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