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December 15, 2017

Stop the Immoral Tax Bill

If any organizations or individuals have considered engaging in the fight against this tax bill, NOW IS THE TIME. The Senate anticipates voting on what comes out of conference on Monday or Tuesday of next week so this is the final push. It is still possible to kill it, but the opposition will have to come from the field.

FAITH COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY:
Faith in Public Life is planning and coordinating various pray-ins at key district offices over the next several days in opposition to the tax bill. They are currently concentrating especially on these districts:
FL-27 Illeana Ros-Lehtinen
CO-6 Coffman
OH-14 David Joyce
PA-06 Ryan Costello
PA-08 Brian Fitzpatrick
PA-15 Charlie Dent
VA-10 Barbara Comstock

This is a great opportunity for organizations with faith-leaders and passionate folks in the field to coordinate and amplify the voice of the faith community. It’s a strategy that was utilized and made a strong statement in Maine a few days ago. Sen. Collins appears to be wavering…
When prayer is all that’s left, that’s what the Faith Community can offer, boldly. There is the possibility that some of these pray-ins could result in acts of civil disobedience, but that will depend on each group—which also provides opportunities to support those acts without directly participating.
Please share far and wide and feel free to contact Eileen Toback (she’s working with FPL on these efforts) at eileentoback@gmail.com for more details about their plans.

SECULAR PARTNERS’ OPPORTUNITIES:
Our secular coalition partners have been furiously planning events in the field, too:
Americans For Tax Fairness has listed all of its upcoming events, sourced from many organizations in the coalition here. A majority of them are specific to target House Members.

Resistance Near Me (CAP’s Action Site) has listed their events here. Or you can email Denzel at dcummings@americanprogress.org.


The faith voice is unique in that it breaks through the partisan talking points and speaks to a deeper value system. Please consider engaging in the fight in whatever way calls to you, but it’s crucial to mobilize now and through the weekend.

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