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TAKE ACTION: National Call-In Day for #AmericanRescuePlan and Balance Our Tax Code Week of Action

Monday, February 22: Join the National Day of Action to urge Congress to quickly pass the #AmericanRescuePlan, needed to provide relief to millions of Americans suffering economic hardship from COVID-19 and to bolster our economy. Here’s how:

  • Text “ReliefNow” to 747464 or call 1-888-523-8974 to be connected to your Senators. Thanks to MomsRising for providing these text and phone lines that will be open all day today. Your message can be short and sweet, reiterating that 1 in 3 adults nationally can’t afford basic household needs, and that passage of a plan modeled after President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is needed urgently. Additional talking points are also available from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities.

Balance Our Tax Code Week of Action: Feb. 22-26

Join state advocates this week in a push for the revenue reform we need to rebuild our economy, healthier and more equitable than before. Cleaning up our tax code is necessary to provide tax relief for lower income families, afford investments in food and housing assistance and other economic supports, and most importantly, to avoid cuts to programs needed more than ever-a painful lesson learned during the last recession from which our state economy has never recovered, even during the better economic times.

Monday, Feb. 22, at noon: Catch up on where we are now in this session’s effort to clean up our tax code. Watch the webinar on Facebook Live at Balance Our Tax Code’s Facebook page.

Tuesday, Feb. 23: Take Action with Your Kiddos – Do you have kiddos yourself? Take action with them tomorrow by calling legislators, sending an email or posting to social media using the youth action kit.

Wednesday, Feb. 24: #DontWorry Social Media Day of Action – Using sample posts and graphics from the Balance Our Tax Code social media kit, share posts on social media using hashtags #waleg #RevenueforRecovery #DontWorry. Make sure to tag your legislators.

Thursday, Feb. 25: #RevenueForRecovery Email and Phone Bank – Send an email to your legislators, asking them to commit to balancing our tax code by supporting two important bills: the Working Families Tax Credit (HB 1297) and a very modest capital gains excise tax (SB 5096). Volunteer for the #RevenueForRecovery Phone Bank, asking voters to contact their legislators to support these two bills. Sign up here.

Friday, Feb. 26, 10-11am: Social media post on House action – Please select a graphic or Recovery Rebate quote to pair with this action link that includes tailored messages to lawmakers: https://p2a.co/fmmrlV5

  • Suggested tweet & post language: The #RecoveryRebate is advancing through the legislature like never before, but we can’t let up on reminding #WaLeg why direct, flexible cash is crucial to our communities right now. Tell them to pass HB 1297–an updated #WAWorkingFamiliesTaxCredit – now! https://p2a.co/fmmrlV5  

Stay tuned – We will be posting updates about daily calls for action.

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