Pearls of Resistance Request

Dear Resistance Group Member,
 
Please make sure, beginning Monday,  you call every morning to Wicker’s and Cochran’s offices in opposition to the disastrous tax plan. 
Below is a narrative you can use when calling. Please share this! 
Thank you!
 
Debbie Craig
 
#TaxMarch
#NotOneMorePenny
 
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SAMPLE CALL SCRIPT
Cochran: 202-224-5054
Wicker: (202) 224-6253
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Caller:
 “Hello! My name is [___] and I’m calling from [part of state]. I’m calling to let Senator Wicker/Cochran know that I do not support any Budget Resolution that will pave the way for massive tax cuts for the wealthy and for corporations, like the one the House passed on October 5.
  What Donald Trump and the Republicans have proposed is not tax reform: it’s tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals and corporations. Things like repealing the estate tax and the net investment tax only help the super rich.
  And we DO NOT have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. That’s a myth being pushed by the GOP
The amount corporations actually pay is much lower than what they’re supposed to pay. Their effective tax rate, according to the Government Accountability Office, is only 14%. That rate is in line with or lower than the rest of the world, and there’s no evidence that the tax rate hurts U.S. competitiveness
   I want Senator Wicker/Cochran to hold corporations accountable for paying their fair share, not let them off the hook.
   There are too many loopholes in the tax code that the wealthy and corporations exploit to get away with paying less than their fair share. 
   But the postcard idea doesn’t work, and if by simplifying the tax code you mean consolidating brackets, then I’m opposed to that. That is an idea that only benefits the very wealthy of incomes $3 million and up. 
   Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what the Senator decides to do.
Thank you.”

Rep. Jeramey Anderson to receive award from U.N.

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Mississippi State Representative Jeramey D. Anderson to Receive Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40 Award.

The ceremony hosted by the Most Influential People of African Descent will honor individuals transcending race with their achievements in politics, business, media, religious, and humanitarian endeavors impacting popular culture all over the world.

Moss Point, MS (September 22, 2017) – In support of the United Nations (UN) International Decade for People of African Descent representing years 2015 – 2024, the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), a global civil society initiative, will honor high achievers of African descent under the age of 40 from around the world. This event will be held on September 26, 2017 at the One UN Millennium Hilton Hotel in New York, New York following the opening session of the United Nations.

Yellow Dog Democrats

Pearl River County met its goal of 12 new members into the Yellow Dog Democrats.  This means a steady income from that membership.  As promised, the State Party will share 40% of the dues collected from our local committee.  Even though the contest is over, any new Yellow Dog Member will be credited to us, and we will receive money back on all current and future members.  I hope you will consider supporting your Mississippi and Pearl River County Democrats by joining us as a Yellow Dogs.  There are many options to join.  If you are interested, contact Agnes.