11/27/17 Weekly Call to Action

Each week, we'll gather the week's most relevant advocacy actions, legislation, and events so that we can target our actions to have the most impact. We'll bring in happenings at the local, state, and national level from several sources so you can have a one-stop shop for your information and advocacy actions. If you come across an item to include in an upcoming Call to Action post, please send us a link through the Contact form on this site. Thanks for your advocacy!!

We won’t sugar coat it: the Senate’s vote for the Trump Tax Scam this weekend is a tough loss. But remember, it’s December, and this is the very first time Republicans might actually put up a major legislative victory. Let that sink in, that nearly a year has gone by without a big win: that’s a huge testament to your strength and resilience. You led the way on this fight: showing up at town halls, making the calls, sitting in at offices. You did everything right. We will keep fighting and it will keep paying off.  THANK YOU.

 

Call to Action - Do these things!

Local Actions

Boulder City Council will have a study session this week with an open to the public meeting next week. 

State Actions

Three simple tasks this week:

🗣 1/ Attend IFRR’s Tax Scam Rally on TUESDAY >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/583654125307330/?ti=icl
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🗣 2/ SHARE the event above with your networks, on your personal page, on twitter, via email - and if you’re coming, bring a friend! Let’s make it count. 
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🗣 3/ Call Senator Gardner as many times as you can and tell him to vote no (why do we do this? We do this to shine the light - no vote goes uncontested, no move goes without a chorus of voices. We aim to make Gardner’s every decision to be as compromised as possible. Putting in the calls matter). Here are some helpful scripts of you need them: https://www.facebook.com/events/583654125307330/permalink/585011811838228/

National Actions

So many priorities we care about are on the chopping block in the #TrumpTaxScam, like slashing funding to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Here’s what else the bill does: 

  • Gives huge tax cuts to the wealthy by phasing out the estate tax;
  • Families earning $10,000 to $75,000 annually would see their taxes increase;
  • Repeals the Individual Mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which will cause premiums to rise 10 percent and 13 million Americans to lose insurance; and,
  • Slashes the corporate tax rate, so corporations can line the pockets of their shareholders.

Those are just some of the reasons we have to stop the #TrumpTaxScam (read more at TrumpTaxScam.org) -- and why it’s so important we show up to events this week. This is the best chance to put real pressure on your senators. There are nearly 10 Republican senators on the fence, and we have to push them to do the right thing.

So, if you can, show up to a #TrumpTaxScam event this week to put pressure on your senator. 

 


Upcoming Legislation - Watch these bills!

LGBTQ (National) - S.2089: Equal Treatment for Older LGBT Folks


Upcoming Events - Go to these places!

Monday 11/27

1-4pm -- National Day of (#TrumpTaxScam) Action Sit-In - Greeley

Tuesday 11/28

12-1pm -- Denver Rally Against the GOP Tax Scam - Denver

Friday 12/1

4:30-6:30pm - Right To Exist! Action for the Colorado River - Denver

Saturday 12/2

3-6pm - Unity March Against White Supremacy 5280 - Denver

7:30-8:30pm - Joe Biden: American Promise Tour - Denver

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