It’s easy to find “winners” and “losers” in the House tax bill. It depends who’s looking. One thing for sure, lobbyists are busy. Compared to the 1986 bipartisan tax bill, this one is slapped together. There’s no vision for our nation’s fiscal health, or the health of many. A look at all sides.
- Monday, Nov. 6 6-8:30p: Black Lives Matter Monthly Meeting on how to move the agenda forward.
- Tuesday, Nov. 7 6:30a-7:30p: Election Day in Ohio. League of Women Voters Guide
- Sunday, Nov. 12 2-4p: Rally to Support the Dream Act
CALL, WRITE, TWEET, POST
Read about the tax bill. Lobby with your keyboard or voice.
- Brad Wenstrup: 513-474-7777, 202-225-3164, Facebook, Tweet, e-mail
- Steve Chabot: 513-684-2723, 202-225-2216, Facebook, Tweet, e-mail
- Rob Portman: 513-684-3265, 202-224-3353, Facebook, Tweet, e-mail
- Sherrod Brown: 513-684-1021, 202-224-2315, Facebook, Tweet, e-mail
- Thomas Massie: 859-426-0080, 202-225-3465, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Mitch McConnell: 859-578-0188, 202-224-2541, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Rand Paul, 270-782-8303, 202-224-4343, Facebook, Tweet, email
A reminder on why calling works. Even in districts where our calls won’t change votes, they will change the conversation, and maybe MoCs, in 2018.
SO MANY WAYS TO RESIST
Until we elect MoCs committed to campaign finance reform, money will talk. For now, giving is an option. Or step up and make some calls for a Virginia progressive today. It’s harder to learn how to talk to disengaged and angry people. We want to push the needle toward the ideals inspired by our founders, even if the founders and ideals were imperfect. Division hurts us all.
SO FAR, NO MAGIC STRATEGY
Donna Brazile’s book about the Clinton campaign’s control of the DNC makes many progressives uncomfortable, as does the split among Ds in the Virginia governor’s race. For good reason. People want grassroots candidates, but is it possible to win without mainstream support? Tough choices ahead.