Actions

Register to vote!
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For current events and actions, see
What’s Happening in Grayson County

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Watch Dreamer protest at Sherman courthouse

Call Rep John Ratcliffe at (202) 225-6673, and Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz at 202-224-3121 and tell them to free the Dreamers.
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Direct dial numbers for the 7 Republican Senators who sometimes listen to reason:
Collins (ME) 202-224-2523
Daines (MT) 202-224-2651
Flake (AZ) 202-224-4521
Johnson (WN) 202-224-5323
Langford (OR) 202-224-5754
Murkowski (AK) 202-224-6665

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. T
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 last year, 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 HealCare.gov 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 for the week from Indivisible Sherman:
Background on issues is available at 5calls.org.
Rep John Ratcliffe: (202) 225-6673
Sen Ted Cruz: (202) 224-5922
Sen John Cornyn: (202) 224-2934
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