For Immediate Release
#TrumpTaxScam: CREDO Statement On House Vote
WASHINGTON - CREDO released the following statement in response to the House of Republicans voting to pass the Trump tax scam:
“There they go again. Paul Ryan and House Republicans just proved yet again that they care more about big corporations and their wealthy campaign donors than their own constituents,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed said. “But the fight now turns to the Senate, where the Trump tax scam has always faced much tougher odds,” he said.
“It is no surprise that Trump’s lapdogs in the Senate want to use the Trump tax scam to try to gut health care for millions of Americans, but the grassroots resistance they’re about to experience will be just as intense as the tidal wave of opposition that repeatedly stopped the zombie Trumpcare bill,” Zaheed continued, adding, “if the Senate manages to pass the Trump tax scam despite massive public opposition, we suspect many Senators will come to regret it next year.”
CREDO is working to expose and stop the Trump tax scam through viral videos that have been viewed tens of millions of times, tens of thousands of phone calls to congressional offices and hundreds of thousands of petition signatures. A full summary of our work to date to stop the Trump tax scam can be found below.
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.
VIRAL VIDEOS EXPOSING TRUMP TAX SCAM REACH OVER 48 MILLION PEOPLE: CREDO’S videos featuring members of Congress speaking out against the Trump Tax Scam have reached over 48 million people, accumulated more than 25 million views and been shared more than 500,000 times on Facebook. Highlights include:
- Rep. Suzan DelBene breaking down the House bill’s preferential treatment of corporations over American citizens.
- Rep. John Larson’s epic remarks opposing the House bill’s assault on his constituents and Republicans’ efforts to jam the bill through Congress without meaningful debate.
- Four Democratic congresswomen speaking out about the harm the House bill would cause to their constituents.
- Rep. Judy Chu exposing the House bill’s sneak attack on abortion rights.
15,000+ CALLS TO CONGRESS AGAINST THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: CREDO Members have already made more than 15,000 calls to Congress in opposition to the Trump tax scam, including more than 5,000 calls to Senate Democrats who have met recently with Trump administration officials and more than 8,000 calls to vulnerable House Republicans in California.
FUNDING THE RESISTANCE TO THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: So far in 2017, CREDO has given more than $344,000 to organizations fully committed to resisting the Trump Tax Scam, including American For Tax Fairness, Social Security Works and DEMOS, through its monthly donations program. The Economic Policy Institute has been selected as one of three organizations to receive funding in November. Since 1985, CREDO has given more than $13 million to organizations fighting for economic justice.
200,000+ PETITION CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS: NO TAX HANDOUTS FOR SUPER RICH AND BIG CORPORATIONS: More than 200,000 people have signed CREDO’s petition demanding that congressional Republicans oppose legislation to give more tax handouts to millionaires, billionaires, Wall Street and big corporations.
175,000+ SIGN PETITION TO CONGRESS: NO TAX LEGISLATION WITHOUT PARADISE PAPERS INVESTIGATION: The petition, which was launched on Nov. 7, reads: “Do not pass any tax-related legislation without first completing a full and public investigation into the offshore tax-dodging schemes revealed by the Paradise Papers, including financial ties between Trump Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a Russian energy company linked to Vladimir Putin.”
210,000+ PETITION CONGRESS: NO TAX LEGISLATION UNTIL TRUMP RELEASES ALL TAX RETURNS: The petition argues that Congress should not “consider changing the tax code while Trump hides potential conflicts of interest from legislators and the public.”
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CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 4 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and more than 100,000 phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.