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

Who's signing

Winifred Chikigak
Anne Brady
S Hansen
Deborah Crow
Gabrielle Carlson
Ruth Radin
Jill Stanley
kari Franzen
Nancy Varner
Chris Harbin
Roberta Shaner
Mark Pepper
John Lindemulder

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  • Winifred Chikigak
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:36:03 -0800
    Have you had meetings with your constituents to see what the majority of Americans think of this tax bill or what changes they want made?? This is a form of Totalitarianism-might as well live in Russia. The American people have no say in what is in our Health Care/Tax bill.
  • Anne Brady
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-20 07:35:45 -0800
    Sign the petition: Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam
  • Anne Brady
    @RonnieBrady62 tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-20 07:35:42 -0800
  • Robert
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:35:40 -0800
    Please start caring for the average American. Are not the rich rich enough.
  • Anne Brady
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:35:20 -0800
  • Charlene
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:35:09 -0800
    Charlene Streeter let’s all work together!
  • S Hansen
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:35:08 -0800
    It’s a sin against US citizens and our land. Those who do not opt to represent their constituents—-need removal. We vote!!!!
  • Deborah Crow
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:35:01 -0800
  • Gabrielle Carlson
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:34:50 -0800
  • Michelle
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:34:24 -0800
  • Orlando
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:34:05 -0800
  • Kirk
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:33:39 -0800
  • Patti
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:33:18 -0800
  • Ruth Radin
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:33:00 -0800
  • Sue
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:32:56 -0800
    Please vote no!
  • Edith
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:32:47 -0800
  • Jill Stanley
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:32:09 -0800
  • Tom
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:31:04 -0800
    Tell them to stand up for, represent and protect the American people (98% don’t approve of the GOP Tax Bill- one source: Sen. Cory Booker stating what his constituents have stated) who will suffer if the travesty of a bill passes.
  • kari Franzen
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:30:48 -0800
    this would mean the gutting of the future for most american citizens who actually struggle to PAY their taxes. be on the right side of history and kill this bill.
  • Nancy Varner
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:30:21 -0800
    In a year or so I wonder how the middle class Trumpers will feel about this bill when their taxes go up but corporate stays the same. Short sighted for a temporary and minimal gain!
  • Chris Harbin
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:28:28 -0800
    This tax bill legislation is a ticket for the 1% to steal from the general public. On top of that you put riders on the bill to open up ANWR to drill for oil and gas in a very sensitive environment in a time when there is essentially an oil glut. We should never open that area up. Apparently, you republicans do not want to leave anything for your children and grandchildren. This administration and the republicans are nothing but greedy bastards
  • Roberta Shaner
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:27:54 -0800
    Stop the Republican tax plan. It will only create more damage to the economy and suffering for middle and working class families.
  • Hope
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:26:26 -0800
    Do not approve this tax bill please and hurt the poor and middle class. It’s not fair to us
  • judy
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:26:01 -0800
  • Jay
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:25:49 -0800
    There are too many things in this bill that have nothing to do with taxes and only to do with profits for corporations that strip away environmental protection.
  • Mark Pepper
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:24:27 -0800
  • John Lindemulder
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:24:14 -0800
  • Glenda
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:19:47 -0800
  • Nancy
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:18:38 -0800
    You are not serving the real people in this country. You and the representatives and senators who vote with you are turning our nation into a third world country. You are inviting revolution, which it seems it will take since change through education and compassion and intelligence isn’t working. Trickle down has never worked. Greed at the top will never end. We need mature leadership and modeling and you are NOT giving us this. Shame on you.
  • Linda
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:18:05 -0800
    Linda Langford