Action List For The Week: Feb 20-25

from Melissa M.

February 20-25

Attend a resistance recess event: Click here and enter your zip code for an event near you.

 

Monday: Neil Gorsuch is okay.

Senator Michael Bennet 202-224-5852

Phone: 970-224-2200 

Script: Do not attempt to block Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. My friend, Gregory Hobbs, Associate Justice of the CO Supreme Court and an ardent liberal say that Gorsuch is honest, smart, ethical and the best we can expect under this administration. He is a Coloradoan and and outdoorsman. Gorsuch stood up to Trump when Trump denigrated judges for stopping his travel ban. Spend your political capital on a more important issue.

 

Tuesday: Support the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and NPR

America for the Arts Foundation reports that “the two Trump transition team advisors are recommending elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”

Sign this petition to send a strong message to Trump that America values the arts.

 
Wednesday: Protest No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

Senator Cory Gardner: 202-224-5941

Northern Colorado Phone: 970-352-5546

Senator Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852

Fort Collins Phone: 970-224-2200 

Script: I am asking you to vote against H.R. 7, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion,” reaching the Senate as S. 184. This bill would prohibit the use of federal funds for health plans that cover abortion. That means that those who have received tax credits for buying insurance will lose those credits if their insurance happens to cover abortion. This bill uses the tax code for social engineering. It would require the IRS to check the contents of everyone’s health insurance. It is cumbersome, costly, and discriminatory. Please vote AGAINST H.R.7 / S. 184.

This bill has passed the House and is moving on to the Senate: Note that the following is a summary from the Republican subcommittee and thus makes it sound more innocuous than it is. Almost all democrats voted against it.

This article from Slate that decodes the language.


Thursday: Support the eradication of the “Tampon Tax” in Colorado

Find your legislators

House bill 1127 introduced by Rep Susan Lontine and co-sponsored by Senator Beth Humenik To exempt feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.

Her bill narrowly cleared the House Finance Committee on Monday, February 13.

Script: I am asking you to co-sponsor House Bill 1127, to make feminine hygiene products tax-free in Colorado. Taxing women for bodily functions they cannot control is unfair.

 

Friday: Protect Dodd-Frank

Senator Cory Gardner: 202-224-5941

Northern Colorado Phone: 970-352-5546

Senator Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852

Fort Collins Phone: 970-224-2200 

Representative  Ken Buck (Greeley): 202-225-4676

Find your U.S. House Representative

President Trump has issued an executive order to start the process to repeal the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, otherwise known as Dodd-Frank by means of agency action, an effort that will be led by the Department of the Treasury. House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) sent a memo to his committee’s leadership team that outlines a legislative path that leads to much the same goal. Repealing or scaling back Dodd-Frank could once again put us back in the circumstance where U.S. taxpayers might have to fund another big government, budget-busting bailout of Wall Street.

See this CNBC article about the benefits and protections that Dodd-Frank put into place.

 

Saturday, February 25

Click here to attend a resistance recess event.