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.

20,000 signatures

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Marianne Vandenberg
William Cooper
Anna Rather
Lucinda Harrington
Sue Ortiz
Jennifer Cooke
Pauline St Denis
Nino Onin
Jan Bloom
Cathy Forester Forester

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  • Maria
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:56:31 -0800
  • Berna Guvenc
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-20 07:54:47 -0800
    Sign the petition: Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam
  • Marianne Vandenberg
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:54:31 -0800
    I’m a registered Republican in Ed Royce’s district, (have been in his home) and I say vote No on this bill — you are certainly not representing the wants and needs of MY family by voting for this atrocity.
  • Shelly
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:53:38 -0800
  • Vicente
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:51:54 -0800
  • Jeanne
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:50:42 -0800
    Jeanne Lavigne
  • William Cooper
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:49:09 -0800
    Mr. Reichart,

    You have already announced you will not run for re-election, you still can vote your conscience as expressed in your letter opposing drilling in ANWR.

    It is one thing to support a philosophy on taxes that has proven over and over to be unworkable. To compound that by supporting oil industry initiative that will certainly result in irrevocable environmental damage to a national treasure while rejecting support for renewable energy sources is unconscienceable.

    I believe that you are a man of principle, please vote your conscience and not the party line.
  • Deborah
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:49:08 -0800
    Protect our climate! Do Not allow the Arctic to be touched!
  • Anna Rather
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:48:51 -0800
  • Kara
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:48:33 -0800
  • Lucinda Harrington
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:48:24 -0800
    Lucinda Harrington
  • Doug
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:47:22 -0800
  • peter
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:47:21 -0800
  • Sue Ortiz
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:47:21 -0800
  • Donna
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:46:38 -0800
  • Janet
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:46:03 -0800
    This s a HORROR SHOW attacking poor and middle class citizens and GIVING AWAY gazillions of dollars to the RICH.

    This is a major fuckup and will be remembered in the upcoming election!

    The rape of our country is an abomination, the moron in charge will get hs due in Hell.

  • Michael
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:45:31 -0800
    We need to join the rest of the world in fighting climate change. The rich just want dollars and have us go back to the Stone Age.
  • Jennifer Cooke
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:45:20 -0800
  • Jose
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:45:18 -0800
    Please stop this unfair tax plan!
  • Patricia
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:45:07 -0800
    It’s so sad to think that there’s not one politician or President that can be trusted. I was happy about the tax break until I learned of the consequences the environment, Social Security and CHIP will have to suffer. The deceit never ends. Please, members of the House and Senate, don’t pass this horrible tax bill.
  • sheila
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:45:06 -0800
    We have but one life to live and so do our children and children’s children. Please don’t pass a bill that in part will take the lives of our children, your children, the world’s children. A vote for this outrageous tax cut makes you (the voter-the congressperson) a MASS MURDERER. There’s a place in HELL for people who murder innocents to enrich themselves and their donors. Please think of what you are doing before you vote. Please think hard before you become a killer of life. You worry about abortions, you are performing abortions on the future children of our world with your ignorance about climate change, etc. and the other (far to numerous to name) segments of this game———-to win ONE for the…."orangatrumpf.
  • Ingrid
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:44:37 -0800
  • Pauline St Denis
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:44:37 -0800
    Koch brothers and robber barons must be stopped
  • Marna
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:44:20 -0800
    MARNA Plazas
  • Nino Onin
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:44:08 -0800
    They need to be stopped before it’s too late
  • Patti
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:43:56 -0800
    Stop the Law
  • Jan Bloom
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:43:42 -0800
    Vote no on tax scam!
  • Cathy Forester Forester
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:43:31 -0800
  • Mj
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:43:29 -0800
  • Guinevere
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:43:28 -0800