Friday's D3 Daily Action: Last Day for Senate Tax Bill Action -- Get Ready for Net Neutrality Next!
The Senate vote is upon us...
...unless two key swing Senators draw a line.
If your friends, family, and fellow community members haven't yet called the key swing Senators listed below, get them to do it NOW! See the handy call script below.
Senate GOP leadership aims to force a vote today.
For Tax Bill info, read on below.
Coming Next: The Battle for the Soul of the Internet
For the past week, D3 Indivisible has been running a petition and social media campaign for millennials across the 3rd Congressional to save net neutrality. Once the Senate tax bill's fate is decided, we'll pivot to distributing resources and content to help communities fight the FCC's coming firesale of internet freedoms.
Back to the Tax Bill (Senators' phone numbers and call script below)
This week, Trump appeared on Capitol Hill and showered promises of concessions on key moderate skeptics of the Senate's tax bill. But the core giveaways to the megarich and big corporations, hidden tax increases on working families, and the deficit-busting social-program-imperiling approach remain. Provisions like allowing megachurches to spend in elections, gutting the Affordable Care Act, and drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge remain. If passed, the Senate bill will head to reconciliation committee to be blended with its far more aggressive House cousin. Yesterday, the New York Times blasted the bill in a new editorial.
Use the sample call script below to ring the offices of key swing Senators ASAP!
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) (202)224-2523
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) (202)224-3344 - Emphasize the bill's deficit spending.
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) (202) 224-2235
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) (202) 224-4521
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) (202) 224-5323
Hello! Good morning/afternoon. My name is ________ and I’m calling from _____.
There’s something important I want to talk to you about.
I work hard for a living / or worked hard if retired. I've worked as a ______, _____, _______ etc. And I payed my fair share of taxes because I believe in this country and I believe in programs like Social Security, Medicare, and _________ . I believe that the tax bill in the Senate now, the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act” is a _________ (slap in the face / betrayal / etc.) of Americans like me.
Trillion dollar giveaways to the very rich are not what makes this country strong and something we can be proud of. Funding cuts for wealthy campaign donors on the backs of working people isn’t something we can proud of. And increasing our deficit by more than $1.5T to pay for this scheme is irresponsible.
* additional comments here*
I’m calling to ask Senator _____ to do the right thing and vote NO on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act for the strength and prosperity of our country, and for generations of Americans to come.
Stay Strong America.