On Friday night, Republican senators passed an astonishingly evil tax bill with 500 mostly-unread pages. The fight isn’t over yet as it still has to go through the reconciliation process, which means the different versions passed by the House and Senate have to be consolidated and then passed by both chambers a second time. Unless, of course, Paul Ryan and his gang of thieves allow the Senate gang to decide how to divide their spoils.
Here are some actions you can take to stop this bill from being finalized into law while we still have time.
If your Senators and/or Representative stood against this bill – Thank them, but warn them too:
Minimal script: My zip code is [#####], and I’m calling to thank Rep./Senator [___] for fighting against the Republican tax bill, and I urge [her/him] to vote to go to conference.
More script if you want it: However, I also want Democrats to stop being doormats, get a spine and stop letting the GOP ignore regular order. What will Rep./Senator [name] do to restore regular order in Congress?
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
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
Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
If your Senators and/or Representative are amongst the cringing toadies who voted for this bill:
Minimal script: My zip code is [#####], and I’m calling to tell Rep./Senator [___] that I’m stunned and furious that (he/she/they) betrayed the American people to give tax cuts to billionaires. If Rep./Senator [___] does not do the right thing and vote against this monstrosity during the reconciliation process, I will do everything in my power to make sure (he/she/they) never get re-elected. Thank you.”
More script if you want it: (Make it personal, some examples below…Add in right after “billionaires”)
- I will lose my health care. medical bankruptcy.
- This will destroy Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
- I won’t be able to continue my graduate studies because of the tax hikes on graduate students
- I’m self-employed and this will raise my taxes and make it even more difficult to make a living
- It will destroy wildlife reserves for oil drilling.
- This will remove funding from my children’s schools.
- My tax dollars are paying for Rep. [name] to cater to his/her donors while shirking his/her obligation to observe regular order.
- More suggestions here…
Don’t know the phone # of your senator(s) and representative?: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
Program them into your phone to make this action even faster!