It doesn’t matter if the crime occurs in a “health-care” bill or a “tax” bill.

Once again, the GOP is trying to kill the ACA by removing the mandate.

What they’re actually doing is killing Americans.

Removing access to health insurance for 13,000,000 Americans will cause people to die unnecessarily in a country which is touted as having the “best health care in the world”.

If the mere transfer of money from the poor and middle-class to the wealthiest of our society is corrupt and immoral, then the actual killing of us is should be described as criminal.

Ask for what we want! Every day. Over and over.

Minimal Script for a Democratic Legislator: 

I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Senator [Harris/Feinstein] for opposing the Senate GOP tax bill.

We never asked for a tax cut. Are you ready to write things down?

What we want is accessible, comprehensive and affordable health care, protection of our social safety nets like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, investment in our schools and public infrastructure, affordable higher education for all, and protection of our air, water and natural resources. (Add on anything thing else we missed!)

Minimal Script for a Republican Legislator: 

I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to tell Sen. [___]  that we never asked for a tax cut. Are you ready to write things down?

What we want is accessible, comprehensive and affordable health care, protection of our social safety nets like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, investment in our schools and public infrastructure, affordable higher education for all, and protection of our air, water and natural resources. (Add on anything thing else we missed!)

Please tell your boss that if he/she/they  [___] vote for this fraudulent rich-get-richer scheme over our best interests, he/she/they will need a career backup plan after the next election.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430  email

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884,  email

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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Here are the best ways we can help Doug Jones win.

Give a Dollar for Doug.

Donate to Doug Jones campaign directly: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_jones_fr_homepage…

Donate to Allied Progressive Front’s Transportation for Voters campaign.

Transportation to the polls is a HUGE issue in Alabama.

APF is raising funds to pay for “big bus” transportation for Alabama Democrats on Dec 12th to vote for Doug Jones and eliminate Roy Moore in their Special Election.

$27,500 will pay for 25 buses at $1100 each to help provide transportation for Alabama’s Democrats in need to get them to the polls on December 12th.  Each bus holds 55 people and will make numerous round trips.  We estimate that we can safely transport approximately 335 people per bus on Election Day.

 10 buses = 3,350 more Democrats to the polls!
25 buses = 8,375 more Democrats to the polls!
40 buses = 13,400 more Democrats to the polls!

https://www.gofundme.com/EliminateRoyMoore

Write Postcards!

Postcards To Voters is the real deal. Everyone likes a decorated postcard!

In Ventura, you can join postcard-writing parties. Click here for details. More times and sites are being arranged. Stay tuned for updates.

If you’d like to participate by yourself, or start postcard parties with your neighbors and friends: Text HELLO to 484 ASK ABBY (484 275-2229). Receive talking points and addresses. Write and send your postcards. Get Started Today! To join, you may also email: join@tonythedemocrat.org

www.postcardstovoters.org

https://www.facebook.com/TonyTheDemocrat.org/

 Make Phone calls to Voters.

Are you a registered voter in Alabama?

Verify your voter registration before Nov 27. This site can also be used find polling place and other info. Help others register and pledge to vote. Please share this site far and wide: https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/VoterView/Mobile.do

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Corporations can’t even be bothered to maintain the charade with a hand in the air.

Update! The House just passed their version. Swamp the senators with calls! Yes, call the Democrats too!

This is what’s not going to happen…

“President Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, looked out from the stage at a sea of CEOs and top executives in the audience Tuesday for the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council meeting. As Cohn sat comfortably onstage, a Journal editor asked the crowd to raise their hands if their company plans to invest more if the tax reform bill passes.

Very few hands went up.

Cohn looked surprised. “Why aren’t the other hands up?” he said.”

The business investment that Trump and his band of merry men say that their tax plan would unleash — new factories, more equipment and more jobs – ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.

This is what will happen.

What will happen is that the tax deficit will require them to start cutting programs that we and our families use. Like Medicare. Like Medicaid. Paul Ryan would like to put Social Security on the block. We will see higher insurance bills and 13,000,000 of us will lose our insurance. More people will file for medical bankruptcies and lose their homes.

This is all very real.

Trickle-down isn’t.

Ask for what we want! Every day. Over and over.

Minimal Script for a Democratic Legislator:  Continue reading “Corporations can’t even be bothered to maintain the charade with a hand in the air.”

The separation of Church and State is what makes America special. This is the kind of wall we want.

Although some darkly mutter that that our secularity of our government was an atheist plot, it was actually a profoundly religious Baptist minister, Roger Williams, who gave us the gift of a separate church and state 400 years ago.

Here’s the short form as to why we’re not actually a religious theocracy right now.

In 1630, John Winthrop led 1,000 men, women and children to start the Massachusetts Bay Colony. These Puritans left England because they were disgusted with what they saw as corruption in the Church of England and the tyranny of the crown. Finally given complete freedom to create the simple worship and personal intimacy with God that they long desired, they proceeded remove religious freedom from others. “Puritan ministers were compelled—upon pain of imprisonment—to wear the surplice and use the Book of Common Prayer, and their congregants were compelled to participate in what they regarded as rote worship.”

In other words, having risked their lives to escape an oppressive religious regime, they immediately started to set up one of their own. Humans! 

However, Roger Williams, actually paying attention to history, felt that they should use this chance in a new world to do better than their forebears in protecting religion from the games of politicians.

“Williams believed that preventing error in religion was impossible, for it required people to interpret God’s law, and people would inevitably err. He therefore concluded that government must remove itself from anything that touched upon human beings’ relationship with God. A society built on the principles Massachusetts espoused would lead at best to hypocrisy, because forced worship, he wrote, “stincks in God’s nostrils.” At worst, such a society would lead to a foul corruption—not of the state, which was already corrupt, but of the church.” Continue reading “The separation of Church and State is what makes America special. This is the kind of wall we want.”

Upspeakable immorality, insatiable greed.

 Animosity towards the poor and unbridled greed from the wealthy and powerful isn’t new. There were discussions a couple of thousand years ago. (Yep, we’re going there!)

King James Bible
“And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24)

And here we are. 2017 and poor and fragile citizens will actually die as a result of this #TrumpTaxScam. This goes against the morality of all good people, religious and not.

The GOP tax bill will trigger automatic cuts worth $136 billion from mandatory spending in 2018, including $25 billion in Medicare cuts. Other programs not protected by cut limitations will be wiped out.

The Senate’s removal of the ACA mandate from their tax scam will result in 13 million people losing their health insurance so that Congress can have back $338 billion to add to tax cut rates for businesses and wealthy individuals.

Fight back for all of us.

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IF YOU’VE CALLED BEFORE, CALL AGAIN! Make their phone lines burn!

Minimal Script for a Democratic Legislator:  Continue reading “Upspeakable immorality, insatiable greed.”

Voting is our power. Don’t let it be taken away with a keystroke.

 Pass the SAVE Act (S. 2035)

The more we learn about voting hacks and other problems, the notion of going back to paper ballots is gaining attention.  Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) has introduced the SAVE Act (S. 2035) but his bill is stuck in the Rules and Administration Committee.  Let’s ask our own senators to sign on as co-sponsors.

Minimal Script:  I’m calling from zip code […] to urge Senator [__] to co-sponsor and vote YES on the SAVE Act. We need to protect voting systems in the US against intrusion, theft, manipulation, and deletion of voter registration data and ballots, and prevent cyberattacks from malicious computer hacker
 

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

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DEADLINE TODAY! Write. It takes less than 5 minutes to save the Tule Elk.

Take a moment to write a comment supporting the continued existence of the tule elk, a subspecies of elk that was decimated nearly to extinction.  (Californians need to call too. Script below.)

This is what we’re in danger of losing (This video is from 2009)…

A small protected population survives in California, and now livestock interests are pressing the National Park Service to kill them or severely restrict their movements (which has previously led to starvation) so that the relatively small amount of public land allotted to this native species can instead be used to graze their cattle. Speak up so that they can survive and remain free-roaming.

Write! It’s easy! Use this link to make your public comment TODAY NOV. 15TH.

Continue reading “DEADLINE TODAY! Write. It takes less than 5 minutes to save the Tule Elk.”