Tell the Climate Solutions Caucus: Protect our climate. Vote NO on the #GOPTaxScam.

The GOP leadership's tax bill is a giveaway to the Koch brothers and ExxonMobil and a disaster for the rest of us. It recklessly opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling, gives special tax breaks specifically to the oil and gas industries, kills key support for renewable energy, and even raises taxes on the survivors of climate disasters.

As the House considers the Senate bill, the 31 GOP members of the "Climate Solutions Caucus," with a stated commitment to "reducing climate risk," are key swing votes and could stop this bill. Seven members of the caucus voted against the House version - if 12 more join them, the #GOPTaxScam will be stopped. This tax bill doesn’t “reduce climate risk,” it increases it dramatically. It raises $4.5 trillion in taxes, especially on the working and middle class, in order to give $6 trillion in tax cuts, overwhelmingly to billionaires and multi-national corporations.

Just a few days ago, nine members of the Caucus sent a letter with three other Republicans to Senate leadership asking them to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Five of the Caucus signatories voted for the House version #GOPTaxScam—Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26), Dave Reichert (R-WA-08), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08), Ryan Costello (R-PA-06), and Patrick Meehan (R-PA-07).

Now they are thinking about voting for the Senate tax bill, which includes massive new tax breaks for oil and gas executives, opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, and threatens renewable energy investment.

Instead of spending $6 trillion of taxpayer money to funding tax corporate tax breaks, Congress should be putting Americans to work stopping climate change and building the economy of the future.

Now is the time for the Climate Solutions Caucus to take action to protect our climate and our country—before it's too late.

Refs: Reichert Arctic Refuge letterClimate Solutions Caucus membershipHouse tax scam vote

Tell the Climate Solutions Caucus:

Protect the Arctic. Protect renewable energy. Protect our climate. Vote NO on the #GOPTaxScam.

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  • sharon
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:36:47 -0800
    sharon m Costello
  • John
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:35:32 -0800
  • Sally Nista
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:34:20 -0800
  • Peg
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:31:57 -0800
  • Cindy Selkow
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-13 14:29:29 -0800
    Sign the petition: Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam
  • cynthia
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:29:00 -0800
    Vote against this horrific tax bill if you want to keep your cushy job!! America has had it with you REPUGS!
  • Carla
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:28:48 -0800
    Clearly this tax bill is unpopular. You were elected to represent your constituents, instead you are desperate to pass this bill that will hurt the majority. Good luck getting the votes you need come Election Day.
  • Gail
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:24:39 -0800
    Pease vote against the tax bill, which does nothing to protect the people who are your constituents. Instead it gives breaks primarily to corporations and opens the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
  • wes
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:20:51 -0800
  • Nancy
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:20:24 -0800
    Enough is enough. No more support for non-renewable energy, just to keep lining the pockets of big oil.
  • diane
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:13:54 -0800
    Please vote against this poorly constructed effort to take money from the poor and give to the rich.
  • Joel Flachs
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:10:12 -0800
    Joel Flachs

    Do not do this giveaway to the few on the backs of the many.
  • Karen
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:09:39 -0800
    Karen Moynihan
  • Rose Rogan
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-13 14:09:07 -0800
    Sign the petition: Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam
  • Cheryl
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:08:31 -0800
    Reichert, you will be forever known as the Washington State rep that helped destroy America if you vote in favor of this disastrous bill.
  • Dee
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:06:32 -0800
    I have called many times to tell you to vote no on this tax scam. Stand up for the people of America and really leave a legacy. WA State voters can be proud of.
  • Judith
    signed via 2017-12-13 14:01:04 -0800

    It did not work in Kansas-why would it work for the United States? What and whom will benefit from this tax bill? Do any of your fellow reps know how it FEELS to live like the middle class (remember that some middle class folks only bring home in a year $30,000.00) Do the words “checks and balances” mean anything? How about being honest, doing your job represent the people—not the corporations!!!
  • Ben
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:58:13 -0800
    The gop is a joke
  • Enos
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:55:36 -0800
    We need jobs not tax hikes !!!
  • Beth
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:53:06 -0800
  • Hector Sigala
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:50:12 -0800
  • Bob
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:49:25 -0800
  • Brad Johnson
    @climatebrad tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-13 13:46:10 -0800
  • Brad Johnson
    signed 2017-12-13 13:46:03 -0800
    We must kill this attack.
  • Kathleen
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:45:44 -0800
  • James Manegold
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:36:18 -0800
  • Donna
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:34:07 -0800
    Donna H. DiPietro
  • walt hug
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:26:26 -0800
    Protect the Arctic. Protect renewable energy. Protect our climate! We need you to do the right thing – for our planet and future generations!
  • Virginia
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:14:21 -0800
    Virginia Ackler
  • Sheryl Cope
    signed via 2017-12-13 13:01:05 -0800
    Congressman Reichert, this is your chance to save your reputation as a Congressman for them people. Please vote NO on this selfish tax plan.