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Weekly Actions: Oct. 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

Dear PAGE Activist,

 

We hope you are ready to kick off October with fighting spirit because we have much work to do. This past week, Trump’s administration released a tax plan, which provides massive tax cuts for the wealthiest. This money will be diverted from the United States’ already lackluster safety net with hardly any benefits for the working class. Some low income brackets will actually see their taxes go up. This week, we also saw Trump come out with yet another version of the Muslim Ban, and cap refugee admissions at the lowest number in decades.

 

This week we will also be taking tax action, and continue to support Puerto Rico. And remember, resisting can be fun too! Here’s a Beyonce remix of J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” song. All proceeds from the album go to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean to help them recover from these heartbreaking disasters.

 

As always, our weekly actions are curated for US-Americans abroad and global citizens. If this is your first time receiving a PAGE email, please check out our websitetoolkit and anti-oppression guide.

 

In Solidarity,

 

PAGE Global Coordinating Committee

 

Priority Actions

 

  • Block Trump’s immoral, greed-driven tax reformRead up on how the tax “reform” benefits the wealthy. Trump himself could save millions

    • Use Indivisible's tool to write a letter to the editor about tax reform. Indivisible guide has talking points, and it will even help you find some papers to write to. Keep your letter to 250-300 words. If you are abroad, you might want to mention an example of policy that’s working well in your part of the world.

 

  • Support Puerto Rico in their time of need.

    • Our President is insisting that enough is being done to aid Puerto Rico, but the mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz doesn’t agree. She said, “I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying. And you are killing us with the inefficiency.” Use this 5Calls script to call your representative and ask them to send aid to Puerto Rico.

    • Donate to rebuild Casa-Taller, a cultural space in Santurce, Puerto Rico, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria. Getting this space up and running is key as many people in this neighborhood are looking to Casa-Taller for post-storm support and resources.

    • Listen to this podcast with Puerto Rican activist Marisol LeBrón to learn why Puerto Rico was so vulnerable to a hurricane and why rebuilding will be very difficult.

    • Read up on how Puerto Rico has recovered from natural disasters before.

 

  • Show some love to National ADAPT. ADAPT is a national grassroots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action. They work to ensure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. They have been consistently awesome in blocking ACA repeal efforts, putting their bodies on the line as they risk arrest.

    • If you are living in the US, see if there is an ADAPT group near you to get involved with.

    • Call your representative and ask them to support the Disability Integration Act, which was introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer and is one of ADAPT’s primary policy goals.

    • Show them some love on Twitter and other social media. Use the hashtag #ThankYouNationalADAPT to thank them for their valiant and valuable work!

    • You can also show some monetary love, so they can cover the costs of their transportation as they fight for equitable and compassionate healthcare.

    • Here’s a beautiful article about why their actions are so effective.

 

*** Thank you for your progressive action!***

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