The new version of the Tax Scam would leave 13 million people uninsured and cause everyone’s (that’s yours, even if you’re not in the ACA) premiums to spike an extra 10% per year.

That’s because they’ve decided to repeal the individual mandate — a key pillar of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — as part of the Tax Scam. Why would they do that? So they can give even bigger tax cuts to corporations. Seriously.

The tax fight is the health care fight. And it’s happening right now. The House passed their version of the bill (which is itself a horrible dumpster fire) on Thursday. The Senate plans to start voting on Monday, November 27 on their version of the bill. The big difference between the two is that the Senate’s bill includes a repeal of the ACA’s Individual Mandate.If the Senate manages to get its Tax Scam bill through, the House will vote again, almost immediately, this time on the Senate version. The House will almost surely vote on whatever the Senate passes. That’s why we have to make sure that we stop the Senate from passing its TrumpCare/Tax Scam bill.That makes the 10 days between now and November 27th CRUCIAL.(from Indivisible).

First call our Senators.  After you call, read below.  The DAA is taking action to get rid of Steve Knight, and you can participate big time.

These are easy, friendly calls because our Senators are with us and they need to know we have their backs for the fight to come. Leaving a message this week end is OK.  Say something like:

I want the Senator to know I am against the unfair GOP tax bill.  It expands the deficit, costs the middle class, takes away the social safety net, and gives way too much to the wealthy.  She should do all she can to  stop it.

Senator Kamala Harris

Washington D.C. (202) 224.3553
Los Angeles (213) 894.5000

Fresno:  559.497.5109

Senator Dianne Feinstein:  
Washington:  202.224.3841
L.A.: 310.914.7300
San Diego: 619.231.9712
Fresno: 559.485.7430
San Francisco: 415.393.0707

NEIGHBOR 2 NEIGHBOR
Shortly after last year’s election, DAA started precinct organizing. We were flying blind, but we had a great response from eager volunteers. Recently, we lucked into something incredible.  Barbara Creme, a successful professional labor  organizer, was coaxed out of retirement.  Barbara has been joined by Alfonso Ruiz from the California Democratic Party, and together they are ready to rock the 25th.

There is nothing amateur about these leaders. Barbara and Alfonso are focused and know their business.  Yesterday evening  I attended the first Precinct Leaders meeting.  So far there are over 30 volunteers. That’s a fabulous start, but with 179 precincts, we need more volunteer Precinct Leaders.

Leaders ensure that Precinct Captains, who will be knocking on doors, know where they’re going and have the information they need to let Dem neighbors know facts like that there are more Democrats than Republicans in the 25th, and if we vote, we will win. We’re not pushing an issue or a candidate.  And, since the Captains will be connecting with the same neighbors over and over again, this isn’t really canvassing. We’re only there to let our neighbors know that other Dems exist – of course, once we do get a candidate for Congress, after the primary, we’ll be informational  The whole point of precinct organizing is to encourage Democratic voter participation.

If you’re interested, Barbara will get you up to speed, but here’s my understanding of how this works:

  • As a Precinct Leader you will have 5 Neighborhood Captains under you who will be knocking on doors and reporting  their findings to you.
  • Barbara and Alfonso will get you all the addresses of Democrats in your precinct.   The Captains will give you information like how many Dems they were able to speak with, and any big questions or issues that need to be answered.
  • You’ll deliver the results to the District Directors (Barbara and Alfonso).

How do you sign up? The more the merrier, so if you or anyone you know wants ensure Dems are out in force to turn the 25th Blue, please send a simple email to Barbara at N2N@daa.org and let her know if you want to be a Leader or Captain or you just want to learn more.  Provide your phone number so Barbara can get back to you.

This will be fun and if we manage to pull this off it will be historic. I’ve been active in  SCV for 30 years, and I’ve never seen an opportunity like this. Knight is vulnerable because he mirrors Trump and is not representing our district. All we need to do is get Dems out to vote and the numbers indicate he is out.  Barbara has seen winning results from doing this right.  I hope you’ll join us.

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