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Emergency Call To Stop Republican Attacks on Families & Kids
November 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Families and children, particularly immigrants and people of color, are under dire attack under the current Republican tax and budget proposals that House and Senate leaders want to jam through Congress before the end of the year. This bill puts everything at stake – from health care to the DREAM Act – and we must take action now to stop it.
Not only will the Republican bills force $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare over the next 10 years to pay for massive tax breaks to the richest households and multi-national corporations, the Senate tax bill now includes a repeal of a key Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that would leave 13 million people uninsured and raise rates by 10% for over 7 million people.
The Republicans’ relentless insistence on killing Obamacare has stalled any possibility of bipartisan progress on other critical issues we care about, including passing a clean DREAM Act that would protect over 800,000 immigrants from incarceration and deportation.
Bringing back the ACA repeal in the tax bill in order to pay for permanent corporate tax breaks that would lower the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 20% has also shut down bipartisan negotiations to renew CHIP for 9 million low-income kids who are at risk of losing coverage very soon if Congress doesn’t take action to reauthorize funding.
Not only is this bill the largest transfer of wealth from low income and middle class families to the wealthiest 1% and corporations in generations, provisions in the bill directly attack our communities and families. While the tax bill dominates Republican priorities, the fate of millions of immigrants, low income kids who depend on CHIP, and working families who depend on critical programs that will be cut to pay for this tax giveaway hangs in the balance.
PICO federations, faith leaders, and allies must take action now to stop the Republican tax bill in its tracks.
Join us for an update on Tuesday, November 28th at 8pm ET by RSVPing at this link: http://bit.ly/2k5guL2
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