CAG Action Alert

Last Chance to Stop the Tax Scam

West Virginia Citizen Action Group
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Dec 18, 2017 View / Comment Online Donate to WV SORO
 

Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington are calling their tax bill a Christmas gift to the middle-class.

The reality is that the bill will hand trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the richest 1% and wealthy corporations while triggering $25 billion in automatic cuts to Medicare next year, knocking 13 million people off their health care, and increasing taxes on millions of middle-class families. 

Call your U.S. Representative and Senator Capito today and demand they reject a tax plan that hands trillions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich and powerful on the backs of working families, older Americans, and people with disabilities.

Senator Capito: 202-224-6472

Toll-Free Line to the House of Representatives: 877-795-7862

An article in the New York Times over the weekend laid out “The Winners and Losers in the Tax Bill.” It’s no surprise that President Trump and members of his family are among the winners who stand to benefit, along with big corporations and multi-millionaires, while individual taxpayers, the elderly, and low-income families will pay more in taxes and face losing their health care and access to other vital services. 

We can’t let members of Congress pass their terrible tax scam while they lie to the American people about the real-life consequences of this bill. 

Suggested Call Script:

My name is _______. I live in TOWN, STATE and I’m a constituent of the Representative.

I want Representative [NAME] to OPPOSE the tax plan being voted on this week that delivers huge tax cuts to the richest 1% and wealthy corporations, paid for by increasing taxes on millions of middle-class Americans and by slashing Medicare, Medicaid and education. It’s wrong to give special tax breaks to the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working families.

Please call today! Together, we’re demanding a tax system and a health care system that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

Thank you!

Yours for Action,

Team WV CAG


PS: Members of Congress have openly admitted that it’s major donors, not tax payers, that are the driving force behind the tax bill. Why? When members of Congress get used to raising money from just a few people, they give those people enormous power. Click here to read “How Citizens United Changed Politics and Shaped the Tax Bill.” 

We’re fighting for a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and everyone’s voice is heard. Here are two actions you can take to help us in the fight to end secret money in West Virginia politics:

  1. Cast your ballot for the 2018 Our Children, Our Future Platform here and support our joint proposal with Fayette Fair Share to establish the WV Anti-Corruption/Voter Empowerment Act. Voting ends today. 
  2. Our clean elections coalition has a unique opportunity to get additional funds to support our work! If we raise $5,000, we will get another $5,000. We’re almost halfway and we need to raise the raise another $3,800 by December 31. Click here to make a year-end donation to WV Citizens for Clean Elections today to have your contribution matched and help us reach our goal. 
 
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