This week’s Take Action Now focuses on the Republicans’ tax plan, farmworkers fighting against sexual harassment and assault, and the Trump administration’s plan to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
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NO TIME TO SPARE?
Republicans in Congress are scheduled to unveil their tax bill tomorrow. We have every reason to believe that it will include huge tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, and little to offer the rest of us. Call your members of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and demand that they reject any plan that privileges the rich over the rest of the country. Indivisible has separate scripts for Republican and Democratic representatives that you can use.
GOT SOME TIME?
The Fair Food Program, an initiative to ensure humane wages and working conditions for farmworkers, has been lauded for its work combatting the staggering levels of sexual harassment and assault faced by women in agriculture (one study found that 80 percent of female farmworkers experienced such abuse). But despite the difference that its worker-led trainings and accountability mechanisms have made, the fast-food chain Wendy’s refuses to join the 14 other major companies that have signed on. The Women’s Group of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers recently wrote a letter to Wendy’s to request a meeting and demand that they join the program. Read their letter, share it on Twitter and Facebook, then deliver it yourself to your local Wendy’s manager and explain why the campaign is important to you and will influence where you spend your money.
READY TO DIG IN?
Having failed in its attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is attempting to sabotage it. It’s 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.