Fellow Spokanites,

I hope you’re finding extra merry ways to celebrate the season this year! Whether it’s the ice ribbon or cooking for family and friends, it’s important to keep our spirits up through the onslaught of insults dealt by Republicans in DC.

Right now they’re trying to rush through the most devastating tax reform bill in a generation because their wealthy donors think we’ll be too preoccupied and overwhelmed to respond.Fortunately, a broad base of local organizations and grassroots groups are coming together to declare “NO MORE!” with a giant-sized human banner on Post Street.

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers has shown she’s not listening.
It’s time to amp up our message to the public!

“NO MORE [_______]” Demonstration
in opposition to reckless tax bill that harms the majority of American families. When: Monday, December 11, from 12-1pm. Where: Meet at the Federal Building at 920 W Riverside Ave., then march to Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ office at 10 N Post. St #625. RSVP: Online or on Facebook.

The Republicans’ national tax bill is particularly dangerous for us here in Spokane because our state’s upside down tax code is already the worst in the country.Low-income Washingtonians pay seven times more in state and local taxes than wealthy families, which siphons money out of our communities and makes it harder to invest in the programs and services we need to thrive.

We’re asking participants to wear a white t-shirt over your jacket and write a
“No More _____” message to Rep. McMorris Rodgers on it.Don’t own a plain white t-shirt? We’ll have extra T-shirts and markers at the Federal Building at noon to make one before we march to her office.We’re looking to have at least 60 people to take part in our giant human banner. The more people we have, the further our message will go!

We absolutely can not sacrifice our future with this faulty national tax policy on top of our backwards state system.Please join me in the streets for:

  • Testimonials of the impacts the Senate and House bills would have on local people.
  • A peaceful march to form a giant human banner spelling “NO MORE” in opposition to this blatant handout to the rich.
  • Rally permits are obtained and no arrests will be taken at this free speech event on a closed street.
  • Aerial photographs will be taken to capture the scale of our opposition to McMorris Rodgers actions. This image could go national to display that we the people of the 5th CD do not condone the Congresswoman’s stance. Every body counts!

If you can’t squeeze in this brief event but would like to contribute in spirit, please consider donating to Fuse Spokane here.

It’s always my honor to stand in the streets with you!

Mariah
Fuse Spokane Local Council Volunteer

 

December 10, 2017, alert on Republican Tax Plan.