(This is the short version of a longer blog post.)
Here are two easy ways to help defeat this proposed tax reform legislation:
1. Contact these seven Senators on Twitter to voice your concerns:
Lisa Murkowski @lisamurkowski
John McCain @SenJohnMcCain
Jeff Flake @JeffFlake
Rand Paul @RandPaul
Susan Collins @SenatorCollins
Bob Corker @SenBobCorker
Ron Johnson @SenRonJohnson
2. Go online to contact the governmental action committee efforts of your local and national trade groups, Chamber of Commerce, union, nonprofit or any of the many other organizations working together for the same cause to ask how you can support their efforts to defeat the bill. Some like the US Chamber of Commerce are openly and publicly opposing the bill. Others like the CPA associations are working more discretely through their government relations committees.
All Democratic and Independent Senators are expected to vote “no” to the bill. All other Republican Senators (at this time) are expected to vote “yes”.
The votes of these few republican ‘swing vote’ Senators will make the difference between passage or failure of this damaging tax bill.