Today, November 29, 2017
Join people with disabilities, our families, and advocates around the country next Wednesday, Nov. 29th, for a national call-in day to oppose the Senate’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
This bill will hurt people with disabilities.
- It dramatically cuts the revenue necessary to fund Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, housing, and other services that benefit people with disabilities.
- The $1.5 trillion cut to revenue is the “pay for” for tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.
- It eliminates tax deductions and credits that help people with disabilities work, access housing, and get medication.
- It repeals the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone have health insurance. This will cause premiums for people with disabilities and pre-existing conditions to increase, leaving heath insurance unaffordable for millions.
Help us send a loud and clear message that this legislation is unacceptable!
Call the Senate switchboard at: 202-224-3121 (voice) or (202) 224-3091 (tty) (You’ll be directed to an operator at the Capitol switchboard. This switchboard can direct you to both Senators as well as Representatives.)
You can use this sample script and talking points.
You can RSVP and invite friends using the Facebook event.
Fact Sheet: How to Call Your Elected Officials (PDF) (Autistic Self Advocacy Network)
Fact Sheet: The Top 5 Reasons the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Bad for People with Disabilities (PDF) (Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities)
Fact Sheet: Congress’ Tax Proposals Endanger Health Care for Older Adults (PDF) (and people with disabilities) (Justice in Aging)
Fact Sheet: The Republican Tax Plan is a Tax on Disability (Center for American Progress)
American Association of People with Disabilities
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Center for American Progress Action Fund
Center for Public Representation
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Justice in Aging
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
National Council on Independent Living
National Disability Rights Network
National Down Syndrome Congress
National Health Law Program