Sign the petition: Stop the new Trump Tax Scam

Block the new Trump Tax Scam

Petition to Congress:
"Oppose any new Trump tax proposal and repeal the Trump Tax Scam that only benefits corporations and the super wealthy."

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Dear 5849376,

Block the new Trump Tax scam

In 2017, FedEx owed $1.5 billion in taxes. Last year, thanks to the Trump Tax Scam, it owed exactly $0. FedEx lobbied hard for Trump's tax cuts, and in return Trump and his Republican lackeys cut corporate taxes so much that the government actually owed FedEx money in 2018.1

The Trump Tax Scam is a failure – unless you're an international corporation or a billionaire. It is helping corporations evade taxes and the super wealthy hoard wealth by paying lower taxes than working people.2

But corporations and billionaires are Republicans' most coveted supporters, so they're working with Trump on a Tax Scam 2.0 to be unveiled this fall.3 We need to raise our voices now to stop it in its tracks.

Tell Congress: Block the new Trump Tax scam. Click here to sign the petition.

The Trump Tax Scam was immoral from the start and has become more unpopular with each passing day. It sabotaged the Affordable Care Act and gave corporations a permanent tax break while individuals and families saw only temporary benefits. Two years later, its success at rewarding the rich and failure to help anyone else could not be clearer:4

  • Corporations dodged taxes.
  • CEOs got rich using tax handouts for stock buybacks.
  • Economic growth lagged behind what was promised.
  • Business investment stalled.
  • Predatory hedge funds got an accidental bonus tax break.
  • The deficit grew and became an excuse to cut the safety net.
  • Our national housing shortage got worse.
  • Billionaires can pay a lower tax rate than working moms.
  • 13 million people were put at risk of losing any health care coverage.

But according to new reports, Trump and his Republican puppets in Congress are planning a new tax scam that would give wealthy individuals the same permanent, non-expiring tax breaks that corporations got the first time around and introduce all sorts of new handouts for the well-connected. We need to stop this horrible idea before it gains momentum.

Tell Congress: Block the new Trump Tax Scam. Click below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/no-new-trump-tax-scam?t=9&akid=35294%2E3291973%2EWgyZv_

Thank you for speaking out,

Heidi Hess, Co-Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Jim Tankersley, Peter Eavis and Ben Casselman, "How FedEx Cut Its Tax Bill to $0," The New York Times, Nov. 17, 2019.
  2. Derek Thompson, "The GOP Tax Cuts Didn't Work," The Atlantic, Oct. 31, 2019.
  3. Erica Werner, Josh Dawsey and Jeff Stein, "White House officials ramp up new tax cut talks, as Trump seeks sharp contrast with 2020 Democrats," The Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2019.
  4. Thompson, "The GOP Tax Cuts Didn't Work."

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Signatures needed: Trump is trying to bribe senators

Trump is bribing Republican senators

Petition to Republican senators:
"Return any campaign contributions arranged by Donald Trump and reject any future attempt to bribe jurors in his impeachment trial."

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Dear 5849376,

Trump is bribing Republican senators

If you or I were facing a trial and tried to bribe the jurors, we would go to jail.

But Donald Trump is out here raising buckets of cold hard cash for GOP senators – the same ones who will serve as jurors in his looming impeachment trial.1

Republican senators must return all contributions that Trump helped solicit and reject any future offers.

Tell Republican senators: Jurors can't take bribes. Return cash that Trump helped raise. Click here to sign the petition.

It's not just campaign contributions. Recent reporting shows that Trump is also using government resources to woo congressional Republicans with free weekend getaways at the Camp David presidential retreat.3

After reports emerged that Trump was wooing Republican senators by helping them raise money at events and by deploying his campaign email list to fundraise for them, Richard Painter, George Bush's ethics chief, spoke out:2

This is a bribe. Any other American who offered cash to the jury before a trial would go to prison for felony bribery. But he can get away with it? Criminal. The senators can raise their own campaign cash. Any senator who accepts cash from [Trump] before the impeachment trial is guilty of accepting a bribe and should go to the slammer.

If Donald Trump wants to help Republicans win the senate, he is free to raise money for candidates who are trying to unseat Democratic senators. But fundraising for sitting Republican senators in advance of an impeachment trial is basically bribing the people who are supposed to be impartial jurors.

The last thing these senators want is to be embroiled in new scandals because of Trump. Right now, we need to shine a glaring spotlight on the Republican senators accepting Trump bribes and force the scandal into the national conversation.

Tell Republican senators: Jurors can't take bribes. Return cash that Trump helped raise. Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/republicans-impeachment-bribes?t=9&akid=35290%2E3291973%2EJpOO7j

Thank you for speaking out,

Heidi Hess, Co-Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Jason Lemon, "Trump Is Committing 'Felony Bribery' by Giving Fundraising Cash to GOP Senators Ahead of Impeachment Trial: Ex-Bush Ethics Lawyer," Newsweek, Oct. 31, 2019.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Seung Min Kim, Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey, "Trump opens up Camp David as an 'adult playground' to woo GOP lawmakers during impeachment," The Washington Post, Nov. 22, 2019.

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Sign the petition: These stores are lying about their commitment to gender equity

These stores are funding abortion bans

Tell Amazon, Target, Walmart and others:
"Quit lying about your commitment to gender equity. Stop funneling money to anti-abortion, anti-woman lawmakers."

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Dear 5849376,

These stores are funding abortion bans

Amazon, Target and Walmart say they are committed to gender equity but give political contributions to Republicans who are putting women's lives at risk. That needs to stop.

Access to reproductive healthcare and abortion have never been more at risk than they are now. Republican state lawmakers have passed more than 58 abortion restrictions in 2019 alone.1 Political contributions from so called "pro-women" corporations that help anti-abortion Republicans stay in power are a big part of the problem. That's why we're teaming up with our friends at UltraViolet to expose Amazon, Target and Walmart and demand that they immediately divest from the anti-abortion lobby.

Tell Amazon, Target, Walmart and more: Make good on your commitment to gender equity. Stop supporting anti-woman politicians. Click here to sign the petition.

Amazon likes to brag about its so-called women empowerment programs, like "Amazon Women in Engineering."2 Target's CEO accepted an award for gender inclusivity.3 Walmart likes to talk about its "Global Women's Economic Initiative" to combat gender inequality.4 All of them gave tens of thousands of dollars to lawmakers who push for state abortion bans.

Amazon gave at least $15,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee, which supports politicians who passed state abortion bans.5 Target gave at least $13,500 to the same committee.6 Walmart gave a whopping $124,800 to that committee and directly to Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia politicians who pushed for each state's abortion ban.7

These corporations pride themselves on their "pro-women" policies, but they support politicians who use women's lives and health as political footballs. We can help stop that. More and more companies care about the social and political issues that their consumers advocate for. If enough of us speak out and demand they stop giving to anti-women, anti-abortion politicians, we can make the case that their consumers – and their bottom lines – want them to support reproductive rights and justice.

Tell Amazon, Target, Walmart and more: Make good on your commitment to gender equity. Stop supporting anti-woman politicians. Click the link below to sign the petition.

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/stores-fund-abortion-bans?t=9&akid=35271%2E3291973%2E86tmud

Thanks for speaking out,

Nicole Regalado, Campaign Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer, "How a Divided Left Is Losing the Battle on Abortion," The New York Times, Dec. 4, 2019.
  2. AWS Public Sector Blog Team, "Empowering Women in Tech on International Women's Day," Amazon Web Services, March, 8, 2018.
  3. Markets Insider, "Target honored with NEW William J. Grize Award for gender diversity and inclusion," Jan 22, 2019.
  4. Walmart, "Walmart Launches Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative," accessed Dec. 4, 2019.
  5. Equity Forward, "Funding the Bans: A Look at the Major Corporations Financing the Lawmakers behind State Abortion Bans," Aug. 2019.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.

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Sign the petition: Save USPS

Save the post office from Donald Trump

Petition to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors:
"Appoint a Postmaster General who is fully committed to universal service and public ownership of the Postal Service."

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Dear 5849376,

Save the Post Office from Donald Trump

The U.S. Postal Service is one of America's most beloved institutions. It handles 47% of the world's mail, employs half a million people, generates $1.4 trillion in annual sales, delivers more mail every 16 days than UPS and FedEx combined do all year and connects even the most remote corners of the United States.1

So of course, Donald Trump wants to destroy it.

Trump has already proposed privatizing the Postal Service and turning it over to unethical, greedy for-profit operators. Now, the USPS board of governors is poised to appoint a new postmaster general – who might help Trump push privatization.2 We need to speak out to make sure the new leader is a fierce advocate for public ownership of USPS.

Tell the USPS board of governors: No privatizer as postmaster general. Click here to sign the petition.

The Trump administration has proposed selling off the USPS to the highest bidder. Privatizing government services simply hands public trusts over to mercenary corporate entities who care only about their bottom line.3,4 Trump's proposal would lead to post office closures in rural areas and layoffs for already-marginalized communities. Stamp and shipping costs would grow and the scale of the network would shrink.

Republicans would like us to believe the post office is in trouble, but in fact, there's nothing wrong with the post office that Congress can't fix. A 2006 law requires USPS, alone among private or public agencies, to prefund its retiree health benefits for the next 75 years. That ridiculous law makes the USPS appear to be in financial trouble and gives politicians an excuse to push for privatization. If Congress repealed the law – and allowed post offices to offer new services like postal banking and notarization – the USPS would thrive.5

The push to privatize the USPS is because of its success, not because it is struggling. First-class mail is declining, but shipping is on the rise. The USPS would rank around 40th on the Fortune 500 if it were a private company and presents a major money-making opportunity.

Thanks to Mitch McConnell's obstruction, the USPS board of governors lacked sufficient members for a quorum for years. Now, McConnell has helped Trump pack the board of governors with his own appointees – appointees who will pick the next postmaster general after current chief Megan Brennan retires early next year.6,7 There is a very real risk that the board of governors will install an advocate for privatization as the new head of the USPS – and we cannot let that happen.

Tell the USPS Board of Governors: No privatizer as postmaster general. Click below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/postmaster-general-privatization?t=9&akid=35276%2E3291973%2EpjvzpX

Thank you for speaking out,

Heidi Hess, Co-Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Bill Pascrell, Jr., "Congress Is Sabotaging Your Post Office," The Washington Monthly, April/May/June 2019.
  2. Louis C. LeBrecque, "Postal Unions Uneasy as USPS Chief Prepares to Step Down," BloombergLaw, Oct. 21, 2019.
  3. Katrina vanden Heuvel, "Trump's privatization plan would destroy the Postal Service," The Washington Post, Aug. 7, 2018.
  4. Aaron Greg, "Lawmakers press Pentagon on oversight of 'slumlord' housing contractors," The Washington Post, Dec. 3, 2019.
  5. Pascrell, Jr., "Congress Is Sabotaging Your Post Office."
  6. Eric Gatz, "USPS Regains a Functioning Governing Board for the First Time in Five Years," Gov Exec, Aug. 2, 2019.
  7. LeBrecque, "Postal Unions Uneasy as USPS Chief Prepares to Step Down."

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Sign if you agree: No government spying on our phone calls

Tell Democrats in Congress: Fight the Patriot Act

The petition to Democrats in Congress reads:
"Section 215 of the Patriot Act is widely invasive and has never proven to be effective in preventing terrorist attacks. Protect our democracy and sunset Section 215 when it expires in March."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell Democrats in Congress: Fight the Patriot Act

Speaker Pelosi's House of Representatives just quietly extended the government's legal power to surveil our phone calls.1

Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows the government to collect a massive amount of our personal information without a warrant, was set to expire on December 15. But House Democrats recently joined with Republicans in the House and Senate to quietly approve a stop-gap budget bill that included an extension of Section 215 until March 15, 2020. We cannot let this stand.

Section 215 gives the NSA legal ability to listen to our phone calls. It lets the government keep records of who we are talking to and what we are talking about. No Democrat should have allowed this extension to pass without a meaningful public debate. Speak out now to show Democrats that we are watching and demand that they allow Section 215 to expire in March.

Tell Democrats in Congress: Make a wrong decision right. Sunset Section 215 in March 2020. Click here to sign the petition.

Congress passed the wildly invasive Patriot Act during the anti-Muslim hysteria that followed 9/11. It undermines our civil liberties and targets communities of color and immigrants, but has never been proven effective in preventing terrorist attacks. All it has ever done is sanction state-sponsored criminalization of -- and violence against -- Muslims and open the floodgates for the government to collect millions of Americans' phone data in bulk without us knowing.2

Under Trump's National Security Agency, extending surveillance powers under Section 215 is even more dangerous. Through anti-Muslim draconian border policies such as the Muslim ban, the Trump administration is already over-policing and attacking the rights of our Muslim neighbors, friends and family members. We must do everything we can to protect them. That includes holding Democrats' feet to the fire when they supercharge Trump's surveillance state.

Add your name now to make clear to every Democrat in Congress that we expect them to fight tooth and nail to safeguard our democracy from authoritarians like Trump, not help him attack our civil liberties and spy on our communities.

Tell Democrat lawmakers: Sunset Section 215 in March 2020. Click the link below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/repeal-section-215?t=9&akid=35260%2E3291973%2EzXzTak

Thanks for fighting back,

Jelani Drew, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. Zack Whittaker, "Congress extends NSA calls records collection powers to March," Tech Crunch, Nov. 21, 2019.
  2. Rainey Reitman, "3 Years Later, the Snowden Leaks Have Changed How the World Sees NSA Surveillance," Electric Frontier Foundation, June 5, 2016.

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Sign the petition: Border patrol has a Netflix series

Tell Netflix: Stop spreading dangerous border patrol propaganda

The petition to Netflix reads:
"Immediately pull Border Security: America's Front Line from the platform and institute a policy prohibiting reality shows that follow police, immigration, and other law enforcement agents."

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Dear 5849376,

Tell Netflix: Stop spreading dangerous border patrol propaganda

You won't believe what's streaming on Netflix.

Season two of Border Security: America's Front Line is now available on the platform.1 This reality series sanitizes and normalizes Trump's corrupt and lawless deportation force, and Netflix should immediately take it down.

Speak out now to demand that Netflix stop giving a megaphone and a platform to an agency that is terrorizing migrants every day.

Tell Netflix: Stop spreading dangerous border patrol propaganda. Click here to sign the petition.

Customs and Border Protection officers have abused and killed migrants for years with little congressional oversight and virtually no legal consequences. Since Donald Trump took office, the agency has operated with impunity to carry out the regime's most cruel and inhumane policies.

Last year, under the leadership of Kevin McAleenan, former CBP director and former acting DHS secretary, border patrol agents tear gassed refugee families, including children in diapers, attempting to cross the border.2 Its officers are ripping children from families and jailing them in facilities where complaints of child abuse, medical neglect, and sexual and physical assault are growing rapidly.3 In July, news broke of a secret Facebook group where CBP officers joked about assaulting a sitting congresswoman.4 And recent reports reveal that CBP agents are abusing LGBTQ people and refusing to provide medical care to people with HIV in their custody.5

CBP is part of Trump's terrifying enforcement army. The only laws its officers respect are the ones that help advance Trump's racist agenda. Netflix should have no part in helping the agency clean up its image.

It's appalling that Netflix is streaming not one, but two seasons of "Border Security: America's Front Line." CBP is even promoting the new season on its website and Twitter. We must act now to make sure Netflix stops spreading this dangerous propaganda.

Tell Netflix: Stop spreading dangerous border patrol propaganda. Click the link below to sign the petition.

https://act.credoaction.com/go/40746?t=9&akid=35242%2E3291973%2Eu2MRrm

Thanks for all you do,

Nicole Regalado, Campaign Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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References:

  1. RAICES Texas, "Twitter," Sept. 27, 2019.
  2. Tim Elfrink and Fred Barbash, "'These children are barefoot. In diapers. Choking on tear gas.'" The Washington Post, Nov. 26, 2018.
  3. United We Dream, "ICE and CBP Abuse Tracker," accessed Sept. 30, 2019.
  4. A.C. Thompson, "Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes," ProPublica, July 1, 2019.
  5. Robert Moore, "Human rights groups allege ICE, private detention companies, provide poor care to LGBTQ migrants and those with HIV," The Washington Post, Sept. 25, 2019.

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