McSally-sponsored monster tax cuts for the rich are a nightmare for Tucsonans

TUCSON, ARIZONA—

Tucson-based Indivisible Southern Arizona will don Halloween costumes outside Representative Martha McSally's office Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., in an effort to show how scary a proposed Republican tax plan is for Americans.

President Trump's proposed tax plan drastically slashes taxes for the top 1 percent of earners in the country, with households making more than $900,000 per year getting a whopping $200,000 average tax break.

But poor and middle-class Americans will see far more uneven benefits, studies show. The average, lowest-income taxpayer gets just a 0.2 percent tax break.

"Tucsonans' average incomes already lag behind the rest of the country," said Kristen Randall, lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona. "Some of McSally's constituents could actually see their taxes increase, in order to help fund huge breaks for the wealthiest Americans."

"Who is McSally really representing?" Randall added.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

Who:
Indivisible Southern Arizona

What:
Rallying at Representative McSally's Tucson office

When:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. MST

Where:
Congresswoman McSally's Tucson office
4400 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85711

RESOURCES

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.

Contact: Kristen Randall, indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
Website: www.indivisiblesaz.org
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Words are not enough, Congresswoman McSally: Indivisible Southern Arizona demands action against hatred in America

TUCSON, ARIZONA—

Four days after a white nationalist murdered a counter-protester during demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, Congresswoman Martha McSally tepidly tweeted that bigotry has no place in America.

Tucson-based Indivisible Southern Arizona believes McSally can do more. This Tuesday, August 22, the grassroots group with descend on McSally's office demanding concrete actions.

"Words are not enough," said Kristen Randall, lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona. "Congresswoman McSally can, as a committeeperson on the House Homeland Security Committee, hold oversight hearings with the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to find ways to enforce laws on civil rights, hate crimes and domestic terrorism."

"We cannot allow hatred and violence to spread at either the local or national level," Randall added.

Group members will line Broadway Blvd. in front of McSally's Tucson office starting at 9:00 a.m., while representatives meet with staffers.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

Who:
Indivisible Southern Arizona

What:
Rallying at Congresswoman Martha McSally's Tucson office

When:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. MST

Where:
Congresswoman McSally's Tucson office
4400 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85711

Why:
Group demands McSally take a stronger stand against hate groups

RESOURCES

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.
Contact: Kristen Randall, indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
Website: www.indivisiblesaz.org
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Four rallies, four weeks: Indivisible Southern Arizona continues fight to save health care with rally at Senator McCain’s office Friday

The Senate is deeply divided over a proposed Obamacare replacement bill, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing ahead anyway. A new version of the legislation is scheduled to be released Thursday, and a vote is set for next week.

On Friday morning, Indivisible Southern Arizona will continue its string of recent rallies focused on sending an unequivocal message to Senators Flake and McCain: Vote NO, and protect your constituents.

The Tucson-based group will gather at Senator McCain's Congress Street office from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

"It's been a hot four weeks of rallies," said Kristen Randall, the lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona. "But we'll keep up the pressure as long as necessary to show our Senators why they shouldn't support this deeply flawed bill."

The current version of the proposed Better Care Act would strip health insurance from 400,000 Arizonans and 2.2 million Americans, according to independent congressional estimates.

An updated assessment of Senate Republicans' latest proposal is due out on Monday.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of about 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.

Friday, July 14, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Senator McCain's Tucson office
407 W. Congress Street

Indivisible Southern Arizona
Contact: Kristen Randall
indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
www.indivisiblesaz.org

We’re still watching, Senator Flake: Indivisible Southern Arizona hosting health care rally and open mic session Saturday morning

A deluge of phone calls, protests and bad publicity stopped the senate from voting on the "Better Care Act," a proposed Obamacare replacement bill, before the Independence Day recess.

But the legislation is far from dead.

With another vote looming, Indivisible Southern Arizona isn't letting up. This Saturday, the Tucson-based group will rally outside Senator Flake's office from 8:00-9:00 a.m. to remind him 400,000 Arizonans will lose their health insurance should the legislation pass.

"This could be our last chance to remind Senator Flake this bill will devastate Medicaid,  increase deductibles, and deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions," said Kristen Randall, the lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona.

"The Senator owes it to his constituents to reject this flawed and deeply unpopular piece of legislation," she added.

The rally will include an open mic session for concerned Arizonans to share their stories in front of Flake's Oracle Rd. offices.

Arizona governor Doug Ducey is among those warning the Better Care Act falls far short of properly protecting Arizona Medicaid recipients. Should the legislation pass, the state is projected to lose at least $7.1 billion in federal Medicaid funding through 2026.

A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates 22 million Americans will lose their health insurance by 2026.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of about 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.

Saturday, July 8, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Senator Flake's Tucson office
6840 N. Oracle Rd.

Indivisible Southern Arizona
Contact: Kristen Randal
indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
www.indivisiblesaz.org

Cover us, Senator McCain! Indivisible Southern Arizona to rally against proposed health care bill Wednesday morning

It's called the "Better Care Act," but for the 400,000 Arizonans who will lose their health insurance, that's hardly the case.

The Senate's proposed Obamacare replacement bill will increase deductibles, deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions, and leave 22 million Americans without health insurance by 2026, according to a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Senator John McCain hasn't said whether he'll support the bill, so Indivisible Southern Arizona will rally outside his Tucson office Wednesday morning with some helpful advice: Vote no, and save our healthcare.

The group will line the sidewalk on Broadway Blvd. with "coverage" umbrellas from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. A similar rally was held last week at Senator Flake's office.

"This bill would be devastating for all Arizonans—especially those who rely on essential Medicaid services," said Kristen Randall, the lead organizer for Indivisible Southern Arizona. "Senator McCain must stand up and protect Americans from this deeply flawed legislation."

Arizona governor Doug Ducey is among those warning Senator McCain the Better Care Act falls far short of properly protecting Arizona Medicaid recipients. Should the legislation pass, the state is projected to lose at least $7.1 billion in federal Medicaid funding through 2026.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of about 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.

Cover us, Senator McCain!
Wednesday, June 28, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
407 W. Congress St.

Indivisible Southern Arizona
Contact: Kristen Randall
indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
www.indivisiblesaz.org

Heat Is On As Sea Of Umbrellas Descends on Flake’s Office

Keep US Covered Rally Demands NO Repeal of Obamacare

Tuesday, June 20th, 7:30-9:00 a.m., 6840 N. Oracle

Sen. Jeff Flake, we demand you KEEP US COVERED. Say NO to the ACA repeal.

23 million people, including almost half a million Arizonans, will lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Tens of millions more, including families with young children, will have to go without basic necessities or sell homes or cars in order to afford insurance. The bill passed by the House is particularly cruel for older, poorer, and sicker Americans, as it places unaffordable penalties on those in high risk categories

The Senate is working on their version of a healthcare bill and is pushing for a vote as soon as possible, but the level of secrecy--only a few top Republican leaders know what's in it--has alarmed Senators on both sides of the aisle. This is a surprise we can ill-afford, yet Senate leadership refuses to make this bill public, refuses any input from patient and medical groups and won't even allow it to go to the floor for debate.

"We expect our senators to protect Arizonans by refusing to vote for any bill that will increase our uninsured rates, offer no protection for people with pre-existing conditions, devastate Medicaid, and make health care a luxury only the wealthy can afford," says Kristen Randall of Indivisible Southern Arizona.

On Tuesday, June 20th, from 7:30-9 a.m. the group will brave the record-breaking heat to rally at Sen. Flake's office, 6840 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, carrying creatively decorated umbrellas spelling out messages demanding Flake to do the right thing: vote NO on the repeal of Obamacare and #KeepUsCovered

Contact: Kristen Randall

indivisibleSAZ@gmail.com
http://www.indivisiblesaz.org

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of almost 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.

McSally Tells Bankers at Fundraiser She’ll Repeal Consumer Banking Protection Act, Staff Lies to Regular Folks Who Ask Her Position on Dodd-Frank

Rally at McSally's, Friday, June 9th, 8-9 a.m.

We Demand Honesty-Communicate With Your Constituents--Not Bankers and Lobbyists

Links to audio cuts of McSally's comments below

On Thursday, the House, including Martha McSally, voted to kill the Dodd-Frank bill. Voters in her district who have been calling, tweeting, emailing, faxing and writing letters asking for the her position since April had no idea how she would vote because her office claimed she had no position.

But one group of people knew exactly how McSally would vote. On May 30th, McSally gave a private speech to the Arizona Bankers Association detailing her positions on the repeal of Dodd-Frank while constituents were turned away and instead congregated outside to protest. Days after her recorded speech, calls to staffers and a meeting with her District Director, CJ Karamargin still resulted in being told they didn’t know what the Congresswoman’s position was or that she didn’t have one.

On Friday, June 9th from 8AM-9AM in front of McSally’s office at 4400 E., Broadway Blvd. Indivisible Southern Arizona will be protesting McSally's vote to repeal Dodd-Frank (HR10, the CHOICE Act,) her lack of honestly to her constituents and her decision to favor banks over consumers. We will also be playing the full audio on the sidewalk.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of 2,800 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.

Contact: Kristen Randall
indivisibleSAZ@gmail.com
www.indivisiblesaz.org

Link to entire speech and other select audio cuts http://www.indivisiblesaz.org/multimedia/

Homeland Security Says Sen. McCain’s Proposal to Waive Lie Detector Test for CBP Agents “Poses a National Threat”

Indivisible Southern Arizona Rally at McCain's
Tuesday, May 23rd, 8-9:30 a.m.
To Demand Senator Withdraw Support for Boots on the Border Act

In January, a Texas border patrol agent was sentenced to 20 years for drug and weapons smuggling charges in a case that involved a murder. Border patrol agents in Arizona have been charged with sexual assault, drug trafficking and bribery. These agents were hired years before polygraphs became mandatory for all hires in 2013 with the passage of the Anti-Border Corruption Act.

But Senator John McCain, in a rush to fill vacancies in Customs and Border Protection, has co-sponsored a bill with Senator Jeff Flake (S.595) that would scrap compulsory polygraphs for former law enforcement officers and veterans, even though border security experts say it would make our border less secure and increase corruption.

Border patrol agents often work alone in isolated areas and are vulnerable to recruitment by drug cartels or people smugglers.

Speaking to the New York Times on Sunday, John Roth, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, said waiving polygraph requirements is a huge risk for the C.B.P and that new ways need to be found to make hiring

“While it may sound reasonable to say you could waive requirements from former military personnel because they have passed a polygraph, he said, "Border Patrol agents work in a different environment that is not as controlled as the military.” He added that new ways need to be found to make hiring of agents “more efficient without sacrificing integrity and effectiveness.”

Kristen Randall, of Indivisible Southern Arizona, couldn't agree more. "We are going to Senator McCain's office to demand that agents are hired who create a more secure border, not a less secure one. Fast-tracking agents is not the way to do this."

Secure our Border Patrol, No on Boots on the Border Bill Rally,
Tuesday, May 23rd, 8-9:30 a.m.
Senator John McCain's Office, 407 W. Congress St., Tucson

Contact: Kristen Randall:

indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
 www.indivisiblesaz.org

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,800 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.

ISA Tombstones will come back to haunt McSally Thursday at 5 p.m. After “YES” vote on New, Devastating Version of Trumpcare

Protest/wake in front of McSally's office after expected House passage of bill will remind her lives at stake, 2018 coming sooner than she thinks

Indivisible Southern Arizona will be out in force 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4th, 2017, in front of Rep. McSally's office, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd., with our by now well-used tombstones,  and huge eyes to remind  McSally that we are watching every vote and every action that puts Arizonans in danger. This protest is a follow-up to our "Die-in" this past Friday, which was covered by national media and watched by millions.

Meet the New Bill, Worse than the Old Bill

House Republicans will vote tomorrow around noon on a version of Trumpcare that will cause millions of people with pre-existing conditions to lose health coverage and possibly die.  The bill, which will add $8 billion to help people buy insurance in "high-risk" pools, is billions less than needed.  The bill will still strip mandatory coverage for maternity care, preventative health screening, emergency care, prescriptions, and just about everything that people need health insurance for.

Shame on McSally

But this bill that almost every health care group predicts will have dire consequences is just fine with Martha McSally, who still refuses  to reveal her vote after repeated calls, but who is listed by more than ten national congressional media trackers as a "YES" vote for the new bill.

Indivisible Southern Arizona will be on the sidewalk in front of McSally's office whether or not the vote is taken or the bill passes, to remind her that the "ACHA Kills."

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,600 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country.

Indivisible Southern Arizona
AHCA Kills! Protest against Rep. Martha McSally
Thursday, May 4th 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Sidewalk in front of McSally's Tucson office
4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85701

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews
Contact: Kristen Randall 

                                          

indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
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“Die-In” flash mob to show effects of newest Republican health bill

"Die-in" flash mob to show effects of newest Republican health bill

ISA brings Tombstones & horror stories of  no-insurance future to McSally's office Friday, April 28th,  8-9:30 a.m.

 Cancer patients unable to get chemotherapy. Pregnant mothers unable to get maternity care. People with pre-existing conditions and woman forced to pay astronomically high rates for insurance.

This could be our healthcare future if the Republicans' newest version of Trumpcare passes. According to some house members, a vote may be occur between now and Saturday.

When Indivisible Southern Arizona members learned that states will be able to opt out of almost everything that citizens need in a healthcare bill, they contacted Rep. Martha McSally's office to see how she will be voting. So far, no answer.

The Die-in on the sidewalk in front of her office, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd. from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 28th, will illustrate the dire effects of the latest proposed bill, let McSally know she owes her constituents an answer, and ensure she keeps pledges made in the past to keep essential benefits like maternity care.

Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of more than 2,500 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda.

The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of more than 4,500 similar groups throughout the country. Local Indivisible chapters pressure their Congressional representatives to reject harmful policies proposed by president Trump.

SUMMARY
Indivisible Southern Arizona
Die-in at Rep. Martha McSally's office demading she take a stand on health care
Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:00- 9: 30 MST
Sidewalk in front of Rep.Martha McSally's Tucson office
4400 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85701

Members and organizers will be available for onsite interviews.

Contact: Randy Decker,

indivisiblesaz@gmail.com
Website: www.indivisiblesaz.org
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