Monday, December 13, 2010

Time to call your senators!

Hi MoveOn member,

This email is just a quick reminder that you committed to call Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand at 2PM as part of the "Phone-In Filibuster" to stop the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

The Senate is scheduled to vote TODAY on this millionaire tax bailout, so it's really important that you call. Progressive champs like Bernie Sanders are leading the charge to stop the deal, but the flood of calls that MoveOn members are making today are crucial to keep the momentum going. Here's where to call:

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: 202-224-6542

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Phone: 202-224-4451

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

Here are some points you may wish to emphasize when you make your call:

  • I urge the senator to stand with Bernie Sanders and vote no on the deal to extend the Bush tax breaks for the rich.

  • The lion's share of the benefit of this deal will go to the very rich, and economists say that tax breaks for the richest Americans are not an effective way to create jobs.1 

  • The deal would also endanger the long-term funding of Social Security by cutting payroll taxes.

Thanks for all you do.

–Nita, Steven, Ilyse, Tim, Robin, and the rest of the team


1. "Will Obama really end tax cuts for rich in 2012?" The Washington Post, December 10, 2010

"Rich Americans Save Tax Cuts Instead of Spending, Moody's Says," Bloomberg, September 14, 2010

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