Sunday, November 19, 2017

Your #5Actions for This Week!

Stop the Republican Tax Bill.
 

Actual footage of you stopping the horrible, very-bad tax bill.

Dear Rob,

Republicans in the U.S. Congress are quickly trying to pass a tax package that could have serious repercussions on our families’ health, well-being, and financial stability. And when we say quickly we mean QUICKLY—the House voted on their tax package last week and the U.S. Senate is voting on their plan right after Thanksgiving. They are moving at warp speed because they want to sneak this tax package (which was just also turned into an anti-health care Trumpcare bill) through Congress before the American people get a chance to speak out. Clearly we won't allow that to happen!

While the promise was to make changes that would help families like yours and mine, the current track would give over $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and giant corporations. Yes, you read that right. $1.5 trillion.

A tax cut with this many zeros has to come from somewhere. Congress will basically cut essential programs like Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, WIC, and Head Start in order to line the pockets of the already wealthy and raise our taxes at the same time. If passed, this plan will cut access to health care — and will hurt our economy. This is not ok with us. Is it ok with you?

This is why we need YOU to take action TODAY! We came up with 5 quick, easy ways for you to help stop this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad tax bill:

1. Sign Our Letter to Congress!

Sign our letter to Congress NOW and tell them to reject the tax breaks for the mega-rich and powerful, and to instead invest in programs that boost our families' health care, nutrition, and early education, as well as our economy.


2. Send a Letter to the Editor of Your Local Paper

We need to increase the visibility of this issue while U.S. Senators are home for Thankgiving and put pressure on Congress to reject this tax package! Send a high-impact Letter to the Editor to your local newspaper NOW (Members of Congress pay special attention to local press) and speak out against tax cuts for the 1% and wealthy corporations!! Don’t worry—we have a special tool that walks you through the process, gives you sample text, and sends the letter to your newspaper for you. We make is super easy for you!


3. Call Congress: 1-844-633-2048

Using MomsRising’s toll-free hotline, call your U.S. Senators and tell him/her that this tax bill is a non-starter for your family! Once you call 1-844-633-2048 we’ll give you some brief instructions and then connect you with your Senator's office.


4. Tell Us Your Story!

Your experiences don’t need to be dramatic, long or well-written to be powerful and you can share your story anonymously if you prefer. There are two ways you can share your story:

Your brief thoughts can make a huge difference in the tax fight! Once you share your story with us, we’ll share it with leaders in Congress.


5. Watch and Share our Tax Explainer Video!

There is a lot of confusion (and misinformation!) about the GOP tax bill. That’s why we partnered with the amazing Erica Williams Simon to create this awesome tax explainer video so you can quickly be caught up to speed on how your family could be harmed by this tax bill….and then share it with all your friends on Facebook.

Background on Status of the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tax Bill:
These tax cuts for the wealthy will raise our national deficit and hurt our economy overall. The House of Representatives passed their bill which will raise taxes on 80% of working families in order to provide tax cuts to the wealthy and powerful. In addition, it gets rid of many of the deductions that working families use to get by, including the medical deduction, mortgage loan deduction, student loan deduction, and being able to deduct state and local taxes.

The U.S. Senate is now considering a bill that is not only an awful tax bill but has also turned into an anti-healthcare bill. Senate Republicans just introduced a tax plan that would raise the taxes over the next decade for any household making $75,000 or less. To add insult to injury they are also repealing the individual mandate which would lead to 13 million people losing health care—all in order to give a $100,000 a year tax cut to the 1%. Outrageous!

Thank you for all you do! #KeepMarching!

- Elyssa, Kristin, Karen, Felicia, Donna, Khadija, Sili, Tina, Beatriz, Nadia, Nate, and the MomsRising Team

P.S. This whole Top #5Actions list is up on our blog too! Use this link to share with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else: https://action.momsrising.org/go/31877?t=14&akid=9968%2E847037%2EiXVwy_


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Election Catastrophe in Virginia or We Want GOD!

 

Was the Virginia Election a Catastrophe or an Opportunity?

Join us in a Conversation with Bishop E.W. Jackson

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm (EST)

Dial 712-432-0900; enter code 199176#

Dear Robert,

The press has been gleeful over the outcome of last Tuesday's elections, particularly in Virginia. They are calling it a repudiation of Donald Trump and a backlash against the failure of Republicans to repeal Obamacare or achieve any significant legislative victories aside from the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch. The analysis of the mainstream media is always suspect, and we do well to be skeptical.

What really happened? 

As a former statewide candidate in Virginia, I will be the main presenter to talk about this during our call on Tuesday. There is a lesson here for conservatives. Virginia is still a winnable state, but the path to victory is through the church. It will take the right candidates with the right message. This is how President Trump won. It is how he will win re-election and how the House and Senate will remain in conservative hands. The challenge is getting Christians to understand this and vote in overwhelming numbers.

While politics is only one part of saving America, it is an essential part. However, politics is a reflection of the spiritual and cultural state of our country. On the Tuesday call we will also talk about a new movement to reverse the decline of American culture.

Please do not miss this very important call.

 

For God and Country,

Bishop E.W. Jackson 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Get Healthcare Coverage for 2018 NOW - Open Enrollment Ends December 15th!

News from Representative Bobby Scott

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Dear Mr. Alexander,

Health insurance can protect you from astronomical costs when a serious accident or illness occurs. Did you know that the average cost for a three-day hospital stay is $30,000? Or that a broken leg can cost up to $7,500? Health insurance helps protect you from unexpected costs like these. Coverage could be more affordable than you think.

November 1st marks the start of HealthCare.gov’s open enrollment period for 2018 coverage.

From now until December 15, you can purchase a plan or renew your coverage through HealthCare.gov. Once you sign up, you will get coverage that starts on January 1, 2018.

Here are four facts you need to know about enrolling in coverage or renewing your coverage:

  • The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov for 2018 begins on November 1 and ends on December 15. The open enrollment period is the shortest ever – only 45 days. Beat the rush and sign up early.
  • Coverage could be more affordable than you think.  That’s because financial help is available. During last year’s enrollment period, 8-in-10 people qualified for financial help – for most people that meant they could find insurance premiums between $50 and $100 per month.
  • If you had coverage through HealthCare.gov for 2017, make sure to head back to update your information and compare your options for 2018, by December 15. Every year, plans and prices change. This year, it’s more important than ever to shop around!  You may find a plan that fits you better, for cheaper.
  • Free help is available. If you have questions about signing up or want to talk through your options with a trained professional, free help is just a call or click away. The Call Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – call 1-800-318-2596. Or visit https://localhelp.healthcare.gov where you will find organizations in your area that have trained enrollment assisters.

Take the time to learn about your options and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Very truly yours,

ROBERT C. "BOBBY" SCOTT
Member of Congress

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Friday, November 3, 2017

QUICK action: say “no tax cuts for wealthy corporations!”

Use your outside voice!

Send a Letter to the Editor to your local paper and speak out against tax cuts for the 1% and wealthy corporations!

Dear Rob,

Something really scary happened yesterday! Scarier than those ghosts, witches, and ghouls that showed up trick-or-treating at your door the other night. Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill today that would give $1.5 trillion (TRILLION!!) in tax cuts to the top 1% and wealthy corporations. [1] And guess who they are trying to get to foot the bill?

You and me!!! Seriously! Boo—that’s terrifying!

**Will you join me in writing a Letter to the Editor speaking up for your family and against this scary tax bill? We made it super easy for you to do. Just click here!

The clock is ticking for us to raise our voices. Now is a critical time to make our voices heard in our local newspapers. President Trump and his Republican cronies in the U.S. Congress want to move this tax bill quickly (as in before Thanksgiving!), hoping that moms, dads, and concerned voters won’t pay any attention to what they are doing. But we know better! They need to know that families back in their state and district are standing up, taking notice, and are expecting them to create tax policies that work for working families, NOT the wealthy and the powerful.

Here’s the lowdown: In order to pay for the tax cuts that President Trump and extremist Republicans in Congress want for their rich cronies and Wall Street corporations, they need to make massive budget cuts in other places. Their not-so-bright idea is to cut critical programs like Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, Meals on Wheels, disaster relief, and education programs, so the Republican leadership will be able to hand out trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the already wealthy. Boo! Just last week they rushed a national budget through Congress that slashes healthcare, nutrition, and early education programs. [2] The next step they are trying to solidify their trickle-down economics plan of doom is to pass this terrible tax package, which will only mean more cuts to programs that boost families and the economy over the next decade, and raising taxes on many low and middle income families. We need to increase the visibility of this issue and put pressure on Congress to reject this tax package!

You taking a moment to write a Letter to the Editor now will send a strong signal to Congress that their constituents are concerned about the future of our healthcare, nutrition, and education. Plus: Members of Congress pay special attention to their local newspapers!

We need to loudly speak out against all of this and make our voices heard in our local newspapers!

**Will you join me in speaking out against this terrifying, horrifying, scary tax bill that hurts our families and economy, and sending a Letter to the Editor NOW!?

We want to flood our local newspapers with Letters to the Editors NOW so that the lies President Trump and his colleagues are telling about this bill don’t get the headlines. The truth is this tax bill isn’t for me, for you, and for the vast majority of families in this country. It won’t create jobs. It will hurt our economy. It will hurt our families.

Don’t worry—sending the Letter to the Editor is super easy! When you click on the link above, we’ll lead you through a quick process to write a Letter to the Editor to your local newspaper. This tool is pretty magical—you can easily edit our pre-drafted letter, if you wish (inserting your personal story if you have one!), and send it to your paper with just a few clicks.

The pre-drafted letter (which you can edit when you click through to the link!) simply says:

“Republicans in Congress are trying to push through a tax bill that would be detrimental to the families in our community and our local economy.

In order to pay for the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations, Trump and his allies will not only raise taxes on millions of low- and middle- income Americans and increase our deficit, but they plan to cut vital health care, nutrition, and education programs like Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, WIC, and Head Start to pay for it. These programs boost our economy by creating local job growth, higher wages and increased tax revenue for states since the money gets spent immediately locally.

We need our elected officials to stand up against this awful tax plan! True tax reform would create policies that boost working families, not Wall Street. Not one penny should go to the 1% at the expense of our families well-being and our economy’s stability. Working families have nothing to gain from the Trump and Republican tax proposal, and we should all speak up to defeat it.”

Just click here to send a Letter to the Editor to your local paper and stand up for our healthcare, nutrition, and education! 

After you click the link to send your Letter to the Editor, please forward this email to friends—and also post the action link on Facebook and Twitter. The more of us who send letters, the bigger the impact we’ll have in defeating this terrible tax bill. 

**Don’t forget to take a moment to send a Letter to the Editor to your local paper now.

Thank you for being a strong voice for our families!

-Elyssa, Donna, Kristin, and the entire MomsRising.org/MamásConPoder team

P.S. Have you watched our tax explainer video yet? It’s super awesome! Erica Williams breaks down everything you need to know about the awful tax proposals. Watch it now!

 

[1] Dylan Matthews. "The House Republican tax plan explained." Vox, November 2, 2017.

[2] Jim Tankersley and Thomas Kaplan. “House Passes Budget Blueprint, Clearing Path for Tax Overhaul.” New York Times, October 26. 2017.


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The tax plan they just released:

Congress just released its new tax plan. It's dangerous, sloppy, and a disaster for middle-class Americans.
Organizing for Action
Robert --

A few minutes ago, Congressional leaders finally showed the American people their tax bill -- the one they were supposed to show us yesterday, and have been talking about behind closed doors for months.

So why the delay?

They've been afraid to show us what's inside ... and now, we know why.

We already knew this plan would cut taxes for rich people and corporations, and that's still true. But to pay for these unnecessary cuts, the money has to come from somewhere -- and Congress and the White House want it to come from hardworking middle-class families.

We can't let that happen. It's on all of us to call our representatives, right now, and demand a better tax plan.

Here's how this plan could affect you:
  1. If you're one of the millions of Americans who count on Medicaid, Medicare, and other middle-class programs ... this plan sets the stage for draconian cuts down the road, by adding $1.5 trillion to our deficit over the next decade.

  2. If you claim certain deductions on your federal taxes because you are paying off student loans, or because you've incurred medical expenses, or because you pay your fair share in state income taxes ... this plan will take away your right to claim them.

  3. If you're looking to buy a house ... a new cap would be placed on how much mortgage interest you'd be able to deduct.

  4. If you get a tax credit because you're retired on disability, or because you have adopted children ... those vanish under this bill.
These moves aren't "closing loopholes," as Congressional leaders have claimed.

They're hurting millions of Americans, all so they can give tax breaks to huge corporations that don't need them. And, allow families worth more than $5 million to not pay a dollar of taxes on their estates.

This is what a bad process leads to: an equally bad bill. We shouldn't be surprised -- but it's up to us to make sure this doesn't go a step further.

Call your representative now to demand a better tax plan:

Make the call


Thanks,

Saumya

Saumya Narechania
National Issues Campaign Manager
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The tax plan they just released:

Congress just released its new tax plan. It's dangerous, sloppy, and a disaster for middle-class Americans.
Organizing for Action
Robert --

A few minutes ago, Congressional leaders finally showed the American people their tax bill -- the one they were supposed to show us yesterday, and have been talking about behind closed doors for months.

So why the delay?

They've been afraid to show us what's inside ... and now, we know why.

We already knew this plan would cut taxes for rich people and corporations, and that's still true. But to pay for these unnecessary cuts, the money has to come from somewhere -- and Congress and the White House want it to come from hardworking middle-class families.

We can't let that happen. It's on all of us to call our representatives, right now, and demand a better tax plan.

Here's how this plan could affect you:
  1. If you're one of the millions of Americans who count on Medicaid, Medicare, and other middle-class programs ... this plan sets the stage for draconian cuts down the road, by adding $1.5 trillion to our deficit over the next decade.

  2. If you claim certain deductions on your federal taxes because you are paying off student loans, or because you've incurred medical expenses, or because you pay your fair share in state income taxes ... this plan will take away your right to claim them.

  3. If you're looking to buy a house ... a new cap would be placed on how much mortgage interest you'd be able to deduct.

  4. If you get a tax credit because you're retired on disability, or because you have adopted children ... those vanish under this bill.
These moves aren't "closing loopholes," as Congressional leaders have claimed.

They're hurting millions of Americans, all so they can give tax breaks to huge corporations that don't need them. And, allow families worth more than $5 million to not pay a dollar of taxes on their estates.

This is what a bad process leads to: an equally bad bill. We shouldn't be surprised -- but it's up to us to make sure this doesn't go a step further.

Call your representative now to demand a better tax plan:

Make the call


Thanks,

Saumya

Saumya Narechania
National Issues Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action













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The tax plan they just released:

Congress just released its new tax plan. It's dangerous, sloppy, and a disaster for middle-class Americans.
Organizing for Action
Pete --

A few minutes ago, Congressional leaders finally showed the American people their tax bill -- the one they were supposed to show us yesterday, and have been talking about behind closed doors for months.

So why the delay?

They've been afraid to show us what's inside ... and now, we know why.

We already knew this plan would cut taxes for rich people and corporations, and that's still true. But to pay for these unnecessary cuts, the money has to come from somewhere -- and Congress and the White House want it to come from hardworking middle-class families.

We can't let that happen. It's on all of us to call our representatives, right now, and demand a better tax plan.

Here's how this plan could affect you:
  1. If you're one of the millions of Americans who count on Medicaid, Medicare, and other middle-class programs ... this plan sets the stage for draconian cuts down the road, by adding $1.5 trillion to our deficit over the next decade.

  2. If you claim certain deductions on your federal taxes because you are paying off student loans, or because you've incurred medical expenses, or because you pay your fair share in state income taxes ... this plan will take away your right to claim them.

  3. If you're looking to buy a house ... a new cap would be placed on how much mortgage interest you'd be able to deduct.

  4. If you get a tax credit because you're retired on disability, or because you have adopted children ... those vanish under this bill.
These moves aren't "closing loopholes," as Congressional leaders have claimed.

They're hurting millions of Americans, all so they can give tax breaks to huge corporations that don't need them. And, allow families worth more than $5 million to not pay a dollar of taxes on their estates.

This is what a bad process leads to: an equally bad bill. We shouldn't be surprised -- but it's up to us to make sure this doesn't go a step further.

Call your representative now to demand a better tax plan:

Make the call


Thanks,

Saumya

Saumya Narechania
National Issues Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action













Paid for by Organizing for Action.

Contributions or gifts to Organizing for Action are not tax deductible.



This email was sent to: alexander@yorkteaparty.org.
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