Action Call: Get Maine to resist Tax Plan

Encourage friends and family in Maine to urge Senator Susan Collins to oppose the pending trump tax plan because it is unfair to normal people, it will drive up healthcare premiums in Maine, and it will add 1.4 trillion dollars to the deficit.

Greetings Mainers,

As some of you know, we have been working with the local Indivisible group (Indivisible Nashoba) here in Groton, Massachusetts. Our goal is to resist the Trump agenda – through education, direct action, and legislative efforts. To that end, we ask you to take a minute to call Susan Collins, Senator from Maine, and encourage her to oppose the pending trump tax plan because it is unfair to normal people, it will drive up healthcare premiums in Maine, and it will add 1.4 trillion dollars to the deficit.

Below is the official “script” for calling Senator Collins, but, in reality, all you need to do is leave a message for the Senator (see phone number below) giving your name and address and making an upbeat statement such as: “Please ask the Senator to oppose the Tax bill.” That call will be logged – and taken into account as Senator Collins considers her vote in the coming days.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any friends, family, or associates you have in Maine who might also want to take immediate action.

Senator Collin’s office number in Maine is 207-622-8414 – use extension 13,14, or 15 to leave a message.

Caller: Hello! My name is [___] and I live in [part of state]. I’m calling to let Senator Collins know that I strongly oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill will cause tens of thousands of Mainers to lose their health insurance coverage and drive up premiums for everyone else.

Staffer: Senator Collins believes that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will boost the economy, help the middle class, and encourage small businesses to grow and create jobs. She has received assurances from leadership in both the House and Senate that the Alexander-Murray and Collins-Nelson health care bills will be passed before the end of the year, to protect Maine families from rising health care costs.

Caller: Paul Ryan has made it clear that neither of those bills will be passed in the House before the end of the year, and Senator Collins has no guarantee they will ever pass. Even if they do, they are no substitute for the individual mandate because they won’t stop people from losing coverage, or from seeing their premiums increase. The promises leadership made Senator Collins are a scam – just like the tax bill. I was so proud of the courageous stand Senator Collins took last summer but I will be extremely disappointed in her if she undoes that by voting for the tax bill.

Staffer: I’ll pass your thoughts along to the Senator.

Caller: Yes please do, and please take down my contact information so you can let me know what the Senator decides to do.

These are troubling times – so please take a minute now to make a positive statement. Thanks.

Deborah Santoro
Deborah Santoro is an artist who runs a contemporary art gallery. She is a wife and mother of three who loves to walk in the woods and practice yoga. Deborah was not politically active before the Women’s March of 2017 and so some of the mess we find ourselves in is her fault. She is doing her best to vindicate that by helping to organize an Indivisible group in her home town with a group of like minded people. #resist