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Things to do this week – November 14 through November 20th

Actions suggested from Indivisibles:

We can defeat the #TrumpTaxScam
The House will vote on the Trump Tax Scam Wednesday or Thursday. Republicans want to pass their tax bill fast so that no one knows what’s in it. During Committee mark up last week, Republicans released three different versions of legislative text to make their fuzzy math work and keep everyone confused about what exactly the bill does.

But there may be just enough hold outs on the Republican side to slow them down — if we keep up the pressure. Before your representatives vote this week, light up those phone lines!

The Senate is right on their tails. Senate Republicans released a summary of their Trump Tax Scam — and they’re hiding their bill’s text too. That’s because they’re too afraid of your constituent pressure. The Senate Finance Committee begins mark up today and a vote on the Senate floor is expected right after Thanksgiving.

We’ve said it since the beginning: we can win this fight. But it’s going to take some loud, constant constituent pressure (you know the drill). Visit TrumpTaxScam.org for Tax Policy 101, call scripts, more in-district events, and everything you need to defeat this scammy, awful bill.

Next, get your MoC to take the DREAMer Pledge
Last Thursday, our friends at United We Dream and thousands of young people walked out of schools across the country to call for a clean DREAM Act — including in Washington DC, where hundreds of students took over every floor the Hart Senate office building! (Check out this amazing video captured by Senator Brian Schatz, D-HI!)

But now, the fight for a clean DREAM Act really heats up. Time is running out for DREAMers who received deferred deportation under an Obama-era executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DREAMers’ lives were upended in September when the Trump Administration ended DACA and kicked the can to Congress.

Congress has until March to act, but we can’t wait until then. Every day without a DREAM Act is a day where immigrant youth are placed at risk. Republican leadership has made it clear they don’t want to include the DREAM Act in their December funding bill (one of the last chances to pass some sort of relief).

Sens. Kamala Harris (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), as well as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MI), all announced they won’t support a government spending bill unless Republicans move forward with protections for DREAMers.

Ask your MoCs to take make the same pledge. Visit DREAMerPledge.org to find more information about how DACA impacts immigrant youth in your state and everything you need to contact your MoC and ask them to stand up for DACAmented youth. If you have Republican MoCs, let them know where you stand on DACA and that you’re watching. If you have Democratic MoCs, call on them to join their colleagues and play hardball for a clean DREAM Act now.

Action suggested by FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE:

CNN: Trump could “reverse himself” on cooperation with Mueller.
Don’t wait until it’s too late: Tell Congress to open an impeachment investigation!

Now that Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia has handed down its first indictments, Trump’s allies are talking once again about how to get rid of Mueller.

CNN reports that former chief strategist Steve Bannon has urged Trump to fire Mueller outright. Some members of Congress are also working to force Mueller out, with Rep. Matt Gaetz calling for Mueller’s resignation or firing on the House floor. Let’s be clear: we cannot let the attacks on the Mueller investigation impede the search for the truth about Trump and Russia.

The writing’s on the wall — the ability of the Mueller investigation to uncover the answers the American people deserve about the president’s ties to Russia is already under threat. That’s why we must continue to turn up the pressure on Congress to open an impeachment investigation.

Reps. Al Green and Brad Sherman have introduced articles of impeachment. This is a good start — but we need more members of Congress to join them. It’s up to us to ramp up the pressure on each and every member of Congress to sign on to their resolution. Will you send an email to Congressman Paul Cook urging him or her to cosponsor this legislation?

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