Welcome to week 2 of recess. Your members of Congress (MoCs) have been in-district for the past week, and yet an alarming number of elected officials have been dodging your calls for open and accessible town halls. So what’s going on?
MoCs have dodged town halls for who knows how long. But since Indivisibles like you started showing up at town halls in February 2017, you have them shaking in their boots because they know that you’re more prepared than ever and you’ll hold them accountable. You show up to their events, with the tough questions ready, and you face them head on. A particular retiring representative, *COUGH* Ryan Costello (R, PA-06), went so far this week as to blame a local Indivisible group as a reason for his retirement!
Keep it up! If our elected officials don’t have the guts to face us, then we’ll VOTE. THEM. OUT. in November. Find all the resources you need this recess at recess.indivisible.org and show up to ask those difficult questions of the MoCs who will face their constituents.
But that’s not all! We’ll continue to hold our MoCs accountable to their votes. Tax Day is coming up on April 17, and there are more than 100 events all over the country where you can show up and remind them that we will not forget how they voted on the tax scam (good and bad).
Here’s how you can get ready for Tax Day accountability:
- Show up. From April 10 to 17 there are Tax March events all across the country. Check out Tax March events in your area leading up to Tax Day!
- Don’t have an event in your area? Plan your own! We’ve got a Tax Day accountability guide so you can plan an event with your local Indivisible group.
- Register your tax accountability event. Make sure you register your event on our map, so other people in your area can find out how they can pitch in on Tax Day.
All of these accountability events come together to remind our members of Congress that they work for us. Republicans hoped they’d be able to run, and win, on their tax scam in November — it’s literally the only major piece of legislation they’ve passed (because of you!). But they know running on the tax scam is a losing strategy — they tried it (and it backfired on so badly they had to pull television ads) in PA-18, and this is our last chance between now and November to really make them own this vote. Showing up in April pays dividends in November.
Check Out The Great Guide To Events & Media Tips At The Indivisible Guide, HERE.
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