U.S. Congress
Click here for This Week’s Action from Indivisiblen

There are several bills moving through Congress that we need Rep. John Ratcliffe’s commitments on, and everything you need is below:
→ H.R. 1 to Strengthen our Democracy
→ Revoke the Emergency Declaration
→ Co-sponsor the Green New Deal
→ Co-sponsor the FAMILY Act
→ Co-sponsor the Medicare for All Act
→ Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act
→ Fight Family Separations
→ Repeal the “AUMF” (aka Trump’s blank check for war)

The president swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. And when he doesn’t do that, the people rise up to protest. Let’s make our voices heard!
Contact Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz: 202-224-3121
Call Rep John Ratcliffe: 202-225-6673
Demand that Congress immediately take action to overrule Trump’s emergency declaration and rein in Trump’s deportation force and humanitarian abuses by ICE and CBP.

Call Rep John Ratcliffe, 202-225-6673, and tell him to support H R 1
“To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.”
This Act may be cited as the “For the People Act of 2019” For more information

Send for an application to register to vote!

Check your voter registration status here.

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Check Indivisible Sherman events

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Watch Dreamer protest at Sherman courthouse

Call Rep John Ratcliffe: (202) 225-6673
Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz: 202-224-3121

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Regarding the Republican tax bill
Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner: Donors would be furious without this bill.

New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins: “My donors are basically saying: ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again.’”
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham: The financial contributions will stop if Republicans vote against this tax cut for them.

The tax bill was talked about in the press as a $1.5 trillion tax cut. It’s not. It is, broadly speaking, a $6 trillion tax cut for some people paid for by a $4.5 trillion tax hike on other people.

That makes it the biggest tax hike in American history. (Republicans spent years calling Obamacare the biggest tax increase in U.S. history because it raised about $800 billion in taxes. This blows that out of the water.) -Ryan Grim
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Your representative in the House, Representative John Ratcliffe, voted to raise taxes on students with loans, teachers who buy school supplies with their own money, and families with medical expenses (just to name a few) — in order to give millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations another tax cut they don’t need. 
The bill overwhelmingly benefits the rich and lays the groundwork for cuts to crucial programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and public education.  

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“If you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the Internet … try talking with one of them in real life.” That’s former President Barack Obama at his farewell address, making the case for one of the simplest, most effective things we can do as engaged citizens: Have good conversations.

Despite what some may think, communicating in a meaningful way isn’t a “natural gift” that only certain people have.

The ability to have an effective conversation is a learned skill — and OFA and Swing Left are teaming up to teach it to supporters across the country.

Together, we’re offering a free, five-part series to help people have more effective conversations — how to be a better listener, communicate why something is important to you, and make the case for your argument.

We’ll focus on talking to others about the health of our democracy and our future, and how we can use these effective conversations to get people involved in the issues that matter to them.

(At the very least, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for those upcoming holiday conversations with your extended family members).
Learn more here.
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Having failed in its attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is attempting to sabotage it. They’ve cut the open enrollment time in half and gutted the ACA advertising budget—a strategy that the former Chief Marketing Officer of estimates could result in 1.1 million fewer sign ups. Fight back by volunteering with Get America Covered to spread the word about open enrollment. Sign up to join one of their “street teams” and they’ll give you the tools you need to get the word out in your community.
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Calls to action on national issues for this week:
Background on issues is available at
U.S. Rep John Ratcliffe: (202) 225-6673
U.S. Sen Ted Cruz: (202) 224-5922
U.S. Sen John Cornyn: (202) 224-2934
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