ALERT: The House voted on Nov. 16, 2017 to pass this disastrous tax bill which will give huge tax breaks to wealthy corporations and millionaires at the expense of working families.
Senate may vote as early as the week after Thanksgiving, so keep calling Congress to tell them to vote NO: 1-855-713-0060.
They need to hear from you. Let’s fight this back!
History has shown us that giving massive tax cuts to millionaires and corporations never results in the benefits “trickling down” to working families. However, Congress introduced a tax bill on Nov. 2, 2017, that gives more tax breaks to these groups while hurting working Americans who are trying put food on the table, start a business, send their children to college, save for their retirement and buy a home. If passed, these tax cuts would result in cuts to healthcare, education and other vital programs our communities depend on. Click here to see the impacts in California.
Congress plans to bring the tax bill to a vote by the House — which includes 14 Republican members from California — before Thanksgiving, possibly today, so we need to act now!
“This proposal would be devastating to poor and middle-class families, particularly in California, all to pay for tax cuts for the super-rich. Join us in stopping these tax cuts!”
– Riko Mendez, SEIU Local 521 Chief Elected Officer
Take Action Today!
1- Tell Congress to vote no on this tax plan: 1-855-713-0060.
(You may be redirected to your nearest Republican member.)
3- Tweet the following California representatives:
Darrell Issa @DarrellIssa
David Valadao @RepDavidValadao
Steve Knight @SteveKnight25
Paul Cook @RepPaulCook
Ed Royce @RepEdRoyce
Doug LaMalfa @RepLaMalfa
Sample Tweet: Instead of helping working families, the #GOPtaxplan would hurt our communities. I urge you to vote NO.
“No matter how the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders try to spin these tax provisions, they are just wrong for working families as well as state and local governments, who will likely be forced to cut critical healthcare, education and infrastructure programs and eliminate good jobs,” said SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry in a statement. “SEIU members and our allies will fight back against these efforts, just as we have impeded attacks on our healthcare.”
- Read the entire statement here.
- Watch former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s video about how the tax cuts will cut funding for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Congress plans to bring the tax bill to a vote by the House — which includes 14 Republican members from California — before Thanksgiving. Tell Congress to vote no on this tax plan: 1-855-713-0060. (You may be redirected to your nearest Republican member.)
Californians would be especially hurt by the tax bill. For instance, the bill sets a cap on the mortgage interest deduction and on the state and local tax deduction (SALT) that would significantly increase the taxes of middle-income households. It’s likely that this tax bill together with the federal budget will set into motions cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and other vital public services that will hurt the most vulnerable populations in California.