Thursday, when it started to look like we were going to lose on the tax bill, I realized: I wasn’t discouraged. I was angry. And now that the Senate has passed the bill, I am trying to hold onto that anger. Anger is fuel. Anger motivates us to take action.
However you’re feeling today, last night’s vote was a big loss. It’s not quite over yet, but most likely, the House will pass this bill as-is. But consider this: it’s December, and this is the very first time Republicans might actually have a major legislative victory. Nearly a year has gone by without a big win: that’s a huge testament to your strength and resilience. THANK YOU.
Trump and the Republicans who work exclusively for the wealthy top 1% would love for us to get so discouraged by this loss that we give up the Resistance. But if the history of progressive action in this country has taught us anything, it’s that standing up the next day and getting back into the fight is the way we win.
So what’s next? What do we do with our anger and frustration? The Senate calendar isn’t slowing down, which means we can’t either. Congress will need to pass a spending bill to fund the government by December 8 — and we need EVERY DEMOCRAT IN CONGRESS to pledge to withhold their vote for any spending bill that doesn’t include the DREAM Act. Republicans are trying to avoid including it in the funding bill, so it’s up to Democrats to stand up for Dreamers.
ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Call all three MoCs and thank them for standing strong on taxes (positive reinforcement is important!). Then demand that they take the Dreamer Pledge. (script)
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Brown Bag Lunch with Sen. Feinstein Staff
Monday, December 11th
Rooftop garden (weather permitting), Crocker Galleria
50 Post St