Dear MoveOn member,
Republicans in Congress are racing to pass their tax scam—a massive giveaway to millionaires, billionaires, and corporations at the expense of everyone else. And they are trying to push it through the House this week, with the Senate following soon after.
Fortunately, there are actions we can take to stop this nightmare—just as we stopped Trumpcare again and again—but we have to act now.
That's why MoveOn is joining with Senator Bernie Sanders and People's Action, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Working Families Party on a national organizing call TOMORROW—Wednesday, November 15 at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT)—to discuss how we can confront and defeat this bill together.
Here's how bad this tax scam is: This bill would
- increase taxes on many middle-class families
- end deductions that support veterans, teachers, people with student loans, and folks with serious medical conditions (and the Senate version would actually eliminate ALL deductions for state and local taxes);
- lead to deep cuts in health care, education, and environmental protection; and
- move more than a trillion dollars to the wealthiest Americans and corporations.
Republicans don't need a single Democratic vote to force it through the House and Senate. But we've seen these odds before—and beaten them.
This is the same scenario we faced with Trumpcare—and we accomplished the impossible. We overcame the odds and stopped a horrific bill that would've hurt regular Americans for the sake of giveaways to the rich.
On this Wednesday's call, we'll hear about the strategy to defeat this Republican scheme—from Sen. Bernie Sanders who will share the stakes of the fight, and from organizers who will talk through how Americans everywhere can effectively plug into this campaign in the critical weeks ahead.
This is the latest in the Ready to Resist series, which ran 15 Sunday-night national organizing calls through the spring and summer.
So join the call—then join us in the streets, on the phones, and over social media as we fight to defeat the Trump Tax Scam.
Thanks for all you do.
–Sunjeev, Emma, Ben, Gabriela, and the rest of the team
P.S. Fired up to defeat the Republicans' bill? In addition to joining the national call Wednesday night, you can also sign up to host a "Tax Scam Caroling" accountability action between Wednesday, November 29 and Saturday, December 2—a critical week when Republicans will be trying to vote on their bill. MoveOn members and allies will be hosting events to stand up to the scrooges behind this morally bankrupt tax scam at a key moment when our actions could stop it. Just click here to host an event near you—MoveOn staff and volunteers will support you every step of the way.
Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?
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