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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Who's signing

Stella Iannotti
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Amanda Stuart
Ann Forrest
Llana Shaver
Jay Banta
Cynthia Dumas Dumas
Charles and Margaret
Arlene Kennedy
James Petersen
Jacqueline Murray

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  • Amanda Stuart
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-20 07:17:03 -0800
    Sign the petition: Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam
  • Stella Iannotti
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:16:43 -0800
    You know just like I do, this plan is insane! The rich will be richer and middle class citezens will struggle even more to survive. Don’t be part of this scam; you are abetter person than that. Fight for the middle class citizens.
  • Jeffrey Rosenthal
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:15:52 -0800
  • Amanda Stuart
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:14:49 -0800
    Continuing to reward oil and mining interests at the expense of our environment is disgusting and short-sighted. We need to work on preserving our climate, land, and wildlife, not work towards destroying it!
  • Ann Forrest
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:14:15 -0800
  • Llana Shaver
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:13:48 -0800
    There is only one earth, you would do well to remember that.
  • Shelia
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:13:45 -0800
    This hurts the environment and seniors, who won’t get a raise. Shame on congress to feed the rich by taking from the poor.
  • Bernice Berger
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-20 07:13:34 -0800
    Sign the petition: Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam
  • Bernice
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:13:10 -0800
    Bernice Berger
  • William
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:12:17 -0800
  • Jay Banta
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:12:14 -0800
    It is very obvious to anyone with a brain, that the Republicans are more interested in lining their own pockets and those of the top 1% of the wealthiest with total disregard for average Americans.
  • Cynthia Dumas Dumas
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:11:23 -0800
    I feel you go into politics to make a difference in people’s lives. I just hope that every member remembers that and focuses on that people and not the bribes that are being handed to them. Please do what’s right for YOUR COUNTRY not your pocket!!
  • Charles and Margaret
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:10:44 -0800
    Protect the middle class, not gop.donors.
  • Pat
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:09:04 -0800
  • Cliff
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:08:43 -0800
    Can’t believe tax reform includes drilling into thge artic refuge and eliminating tax credits for renewable energy…we don’t want to go backwards
  • Daniel
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:08:39 -0800
    Ryan, don’t do this. You know it’s wrong. You are going to lose your job no matter how you vote, so vote your conscience.
  • Arlene Kennedy
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:07:49 -0800
  • Timothy
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:07:38 -0800
    Stop the thievery
  • James Petersen
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:07:19 -0800
  • Kathleen
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:06:54 -0800
    Vote NO. Do the work of the people not big business.
  • Janine
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:06:49 -0800
    This poorly budgeted bill will affect not only my generation, but my children’s and grandchildren’s generation adversely. It will not protect our land or air. Very poorly done. And exactly who cashes out on It? No-one in our budget range. The intrest compounded on it is horrific.
  • Mary
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:06:47 -0800
  • kathy
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:06:42 -0800
    If you won’t listen to your constituents, listen to your conscience, and vote no on this travesty.
  • Pamela
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:06:30 -0800
    Corporate greed is distorting out planet. Please don’t let this pass.
  • Mel
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:06:22 -0800
  • Corinne Tabb
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-20 07:05:40 -0800
    Sign the petition: Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam
  • Corinne
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:05:04 -0800
    Please kill this bill. Don’t kill us
  • greg
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:02:39 -0800
    The republicans all need to be lined up against the wall and shot for what they are doing to us the TAXPAYERS!!!!
  • Jacqueline Murray
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:02:08 -0800
    Please save the working and middle class. Please reduce climate rist and protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rich people don’t need any more breaks, while education, health care, and climate change need all help possible. Senior Citizens and people in need of health care need for this tax bill to be stopped!
  • Julia
    signed via 2017-12-20 07:01:03 -0800
    Julia Sakellarios