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CREDO Blasts House Vote on Trump Tax Scam

Cruel, Barbaric and Immoral Legislation Hurts Our Communities While Selling Out Majority of Americans With Deep Cuts for Corporations.


This afternoon, the extreme right-wing Republican leaders of the House of Representatives rammed through a vote to advance the Trump Tax Scam to a final vote in the U.S. Senate. In response, CREDO released the following statement:

"Trump's Republican lap dogs in the House have, yet again, demonstrated their steadfast commitment to delivering huge payouts to their super rich and special interest friends," said CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed. "Now, House Republicans are hand-delivered an opportunity to jam through the Senate -- as soon as tonight -- their own special version of this morally corrupt, cruel and barbaric legislation, without meaningful hearings, and while effectively silencing the voices of the majority of Americans," he continued, adding, "every member of Congress who voted for the Trump Tax Scam will forever be remembered for hurting our communities and selling out the American people to big corporations and the super-rich mucking it up in Trump's swamp."

CREDO has waged an aggressive, full-court press to stop the Trump Tax Scam. Details on our activism, philanthropy, and viral videos opposing the Trump Tax Scam can be found below:

85,000+ CALLS TO CONGRESS AGAINST THE TRUMP TAX SCAM: CREDO Members have already made more than 85,000 calls to Congress in opposition to the Trump tax scam, including more than 50,000 calls key Senate Republicans and more than 25,000 calls to key House Republicans.

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, The Economic Policy Institute and DEMOS, through its monthly donations program. Since 1985, CREDO has given more than $13 million to organizations fighting for economic justice.

VIRAL VIDEOS EXPOSING TRUMP TAX SCAM REACH OVER 65 MILLION PEOPLE: CREDO'S videos featuring members of Congress speaking out against the Trump Tax Scam have reached over 65 million people, accumulated more than 38 million views and been shared more than 700,000 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.

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.

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."

195,000+ PETITION MCCONNELL: NO TRUMP TAX SCAM VOTE UNTIL SENATOR-ELECT DOUG JONES IS SEATED: The petition, which was launched on Wednesday, December 13, reads: "Do not schedule a vote on the Trump Tax Scam before Alabama's newly elected senator, Doug Jones, is seated."

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."

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.