Act Now! House Vote TODAY!
By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America, for Mike F., Judy, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Amos—Your PDA National Team
Hurry and act now. The House is expected to vote today. Our calls and emails are working! If you’ve called before, call again right now. If you haven’t called yet, please do so right now. If you can, please give a little bit to support our opposition to Trump. Help Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), stop the Trump Tax. The Hill reports that “the GOP tax bill could trigger automatic cuts worth $136 billion from mandatory spending in 2018, including $25 billion in Medicare cuts, if Congress doesn’t find another way to offset its deficit increases, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).” Tell Congress to vote down this terrible legislation. Click here to send an email, and then call the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121. Also tell all your contacts to take action too.
Also help our Advisory Board member Rep. Keith Ellison, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and our allies who are working for economic justice. That means strongly supporting the Inclusive Prosperity Act and adamantly opposing the Trump Tax giveaway to the wealthiest elite at the expense of the 99%. Keith and Bernie introduced their legislation to rein in reckless Wall Street speculation, to prevent another devastating economic crash, and to provide needed funds for human needs. They need more cosponsors now. Click here to email your representative, then call 202-224-3121 to leave a message for your elected officials. Don’t forget to share this action with all your friends.
PDA has been calling on Congress to reject the trickle down ripoff that is the “Trumpublican” tax scam. We need your voice to ring out. The GOP tax scam will have to pass the House and then reconciliation to become law. If you’ve called before, call again right now. If you haven’t called yet, please do so right now. Your Senators and Representative need to hear from you now! Click here to send them an email, and then call the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121 to leave a message for your elected officials. Please tell everyone you know to join you acting to stop the Trump Tax Scam.
Tell Your Elected Officials To Block The GOP Tax Scam
And to Also Cosponsor the Inclusive Prosperity Act
There are tax measures that will move our economy forward in a stronger, more equitable manner, and that will provide solid sources of revenue to help fund a more equitable federal government for all of us. Sen. Sanders and Rep. Ellison introduced legislation that would raise billions to invest in our economy by taxing Wall Street financial transactions. The Inclusive Prosperity Act (H.R. 1144/S. 434) would tax the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. The tax imposed will be 0.5 percent on stocks, 0.1 percent on bonds, and 0.005 percent on derivatives or other investments.
Go the extra mile. Please sign up now to make organizing phone calls from your own home to help bring even more cosponsors onto the Inclusive Prosperity Act and to urge Congress to reject the Trump tax scam. Too busy to make calls? Contact your elected officials and tell them to support the Inclusive Prosperity Act. Then, please pitch in $500, $50, or whatever you can afford to help us protest Trump.
“America’s working families need their country to invest in them again,”, Rep. Ellison said. “The money raised from a wafer-thin tax on Wall Street’s high frequency trades could raise hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our families, protect our environment and increase opportunity for all Americans. If the United States joins the dozens of other nations already benefitting from a financial transaction tax, we can create millions of jobs, while also reducing dangerous market volatility.”
RESIST and INSIST. PDA activists stand with our progressive champions in the House as they refuse to allow taxation without representation for our generation of Americans. Tyranny did not work for King George and tyranny will not work in America now. Make no mistake, we believe there is a strong need for tax policy reform. But that reform must reinforce not only our fiscal needs and but also our obligations to past and future generations to be fair and faithful stewards of funds collected on our collective behalf and for our collective benefit.
Make 3 calls today via the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121; tell your Senators and Representative to support the Sanders/Ellison Inclusive Prosperity Act—and to oppose the Trumpublican Tax Scam. Click here to send them an email. While all the crassness and dysfunction that is so evident under the Trumpublican reign may provide for ongoing drama from day-to-day, the policies being promoted must provide for our common welfare and security—not for the further enrichment of a privileged few. Join us today. Take action. Then please give whatever you can afford to support our opposition to Trump.
Donna Smith, PDA Executive Director
for Mike F., Judy, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Amos—Your PDA National Team
P.S. If you’ve called before, call again right now. If you haven’t called yet, please do so right now. If you can, please give a little bit to support our opposition to Trump.