Make Calls for a Climate Win + Tax Reform
Happy Monday, Activists! We hope your week is off to a good start. We have some good news from D.C. (below) and some work to do to get the bill passed. And we have some other good news about making your donations go farther. Woo-hoo!
CALL TO ACTION
Tell the Senate - Pass the Inflation Reduction Act This Week! Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link Sen. Toomey – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. 202-224-4254; email link For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link. You may have heard some good news that's hard to believe, given all we went through with Build Back Better. But last week Sens. Schumer and Manchin announced that they had reached an agreement on a reconciliation package, including details on how this bill would lower health care and energy costs for families. There’s even legislative text, which is being reviewed by the Senate Parliamentarian. This is real!
Here are the really good things in this bill:
A 15% Corporate Minimum Tax ensuring the ultra-rich pay their fair share
Closing the Carried Interest Loophole that is a giveaway to Wall Street investors, and cracking down on wealthy tax cheats
Investments in cleaner energy solutions that put us on the path toward a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030
Permission for Medicare to negotiate drug prices (lowering prescription drug prices)
Continued lower Affordable Care Act premiums for millions of Americans
Of course this bill isn’t everything we want, but it is a potential monumental step forward for a reconciliation package we thought was dead. And as a reminder, because this is reconciliation, Democrats can pass it with just 50 votes in the Senate, meaning Mitch McConnell and his Republican friends will be furious, but there’s nothing they can do to stop it. Schumer is calling for this to get on the Senate floor this Wednesday. We have a short window to make sure this passes. Call our Senators now and tell them the American people need this to pass right away.
AUGUST IS MATCHING GRANT MONTH!
Indivisible is once again generously offering a matching grant program. From now until the end of August, for every dollar donated we will receive a matching dollar up to a total of $500.00. So now’s your chance! When you donate now any amount you donate will be doubled! Click here to donate. Thank you for your support!
Let's make sure people know that Republicans have zero ideas to bring down inflation. Personalize and share today’s Message both online and offline. Here is this week's message -- The GOP voted against a bill to end gas price gouging. Let's spread word! Hashtag: #RepublicansHateCheapGas Click to Retweet with this week's message HERE.
REACH VOTERS WITH US!
See all of our events at this link. Canvassing In Philadelphia Oxford Circle, Ward 53 When: Saturday, August 20, 10:00 am Where: Meet at the Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue. We’ll buy you breakfast too! Sign up here. Queen Village/Bella Vista, Ward 2 When: Sunday, August 21, 11:00 am Where: Meet at Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater Streets. And breakfast is on us! Sign up here. Voter Registration Philly AIDS Thrift When: This Saturday, August, 2:00-4:00 pm. All shifts are full! If you signed up and can't make it please let us know. Where: Philly AIDS Thrift, 710 South 5th Street Philadelphia Museum of Art When: Saturday, September 10, two shifts: 1-2:30 pm and 2:30-4:00 pm Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art. We'll be at both entrances and we'll give you the details when you sign up. If you sign up and then realize you can't make it, please let us know. Sign up here. Philadelphia Museum of Art When: Sunday, October 2; two shifts: noon-2:00 pm and 2:00-4:00 pm Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art. We'll be at both entrances and we'll give you the details when you sign up. If you sign up and then realize you can't make it, please let us know. Sign up here. More dates coming soon! 35 Doors Project Talk to voters in your neighborhood to get out the vote. This is some of the most important work you can do - and it's fun! Check out our 35 Doors Project! Email us here for more info. Postcards You may have seen last week's announcement of our Get Out The Vote postcards. Read all about it here. Sign up here!