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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

National Call-In Day

Right now, Congress is trying to ram through their tax reform bill — and if it passes, it’ll be devastating to people with disabilities. We can still stop this bill from passing, but only if we take action together. This Wednesday, November 29, is a national disability community call-in day. We need your voice.
Here’s a recap of what the bill does:
  • Repeals the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act. Getting rid of the individual mandate means 13 million people will lose health insurance, and premiums will increase by 10% on average.
  • Raises the deficit, creating an excuse to slash Medicaid and more. The tax bill raises the deficit by $1.5 trillion. Congress’ proposed budget tells us exactly how they plan to pay for this: by cutting Medicaid and health care funding by between $1.3 trillion and $1.9 trillion.
  • Automatically guts vital services. If this bill passes, it will trigger automatic cuts to services and programs that many people with disabilities depend on, including food stamps, special education funding, and Medicare.
No matter what talking points come out of Congress, their end goal is clear: to give massive tax cuts to billionaires and corporations by decimating basic services that everyday Americans depend on. That’s why we’re participating in Wednesday’s national call-in day. Here’s how to join us:
Use to find your Senators’ phone numbers. When you call, you can use our script below, and if you don’t speak, you can call using your AAC device, or get a friend to call in and read your message.