Get angry, then get going
We’re down, but not yet out.
At 1:51am on December 2, on a 51-49 party line vote, Senate Republicans passed their tax scam—a blatant giveaway to corporations and billionaires at the expense of women, children, seniors, immigrants, poor people, small businesses, and so many more.
Yep. That means 51 Senators voted to raise your taxes, increase your health insurance premiums, leave 13 million more people uninsured, and explode the deficit by more than $1 trillion. The Senate bill joins the House’s version which passed right before Thanksgiving.
Because you denied Republicans a win this summer (and then again in September) on repealing the Affordable Care Act, they were desperate to pass their tax scam and get a win for their wealthy donors. They passed this bill without regular order, debate, or committee hearings. Their process was so f*$%-ing shady that part of their bill was literally hand written on a piece of paper and voted on 7 hours later. And then they voted in the middle of the night because they thought they could get away with it without any repercussions.
We’re down, but not yet out. Right now, we are losing this fight. Republicans have decided to “go to conference,” where they’ll merge the two bills together (read our explainer on what happens next here). Here’s what we need to do right now to fight back as the bill heads to conference:
- Schedule a visit to your MoC’s offices: If you have a Republican Senator, let them know how mad you are that they just voted to raise your taxes, increase your premiums, and leave 13 million more people uninsured. If you have a Democratic Senator, thank them for their vote and tell them to keep up the pressure. Schedule a visit to their district offices before late next week.
- Make. more. calls. Get mad and get loud. Call 1-855-980-2350 to be connected to one of your Senators. When your call is over, dial again and it’ll connect you to your other Senator. Tell Republicans that you’re watching their every move and thank Democrats for continuing to stand strong.
Indivisibles have led the way on this fight since Day 1 and this is a hard vote to say the least. You’ve showed up at town halls. You made phone calls. You rallied. You made district office visits. You did everything right.
Now, we have to hold them accountable. The 51 Senators who voted to raise health insurance premiums, leave 13 million more people uninsured, and explode the deficit by more than $1 trillion can’t get off scot-free. They’ve lost the right to represent us. Together we will hold them accountable.
When We Fight, We Win
Calls to Kill Trump's Tax Scam
We’re bringing back a super effective peer-to-peer calling tool from the TrumpCare fight so those from red states, blue states, and purple states alike can take action to stop this bill by reaching out to progressive constituents in target states. The calling tool will connect you to a constituent in a target state and give you a script to emphasize the devastating impact of this bill. Then, you’ll ask them to call their Senator on the spot.