Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Democratic Club
You found us. NOW DO SOMETHING! (updated Nov 21, 3:00 pm)
One of the largest Democratic clubs in Arizona with over 330 members and growing. We are also on Facebook and Twitter (@SBDemClub). Like us. Join us.
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Net Neutrality under attack–AGAIN! Tell Congress to leave it alone!!
Don’t think you care? You will when you can’t get cable or satellite TV, because the internet is too slow. Or, when your smart phone won’t download your emails or an important web site you need because you didn’t agree to a 300%, 400%, 500% (?) increase in your cell phone bill. When companies start bidding up prices to get a piece of the bandwidth, everyone else loses!
From the NYTimes: “The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites.
The proposal, put forward by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration. The rules prohibited high-speed internet service providers from blocking or slowing down the delivery of websites, or charging extra fees for the best quality of streaming and other internet services for their subscribers.” [read more]
NOT Tax Savings for Middle Class–Call/Write Sen.s Flake and McCain
Murkowski told Roll Call on Thursday that if lawmakers are going to repeal the individual mandate as part of the tax plan, they “absolutely” must pass separate health legislation aimed at stabilizing health care markets and controlling costs.
“If that tax cut is offset by higher premiums, you haven’t delivered [a] benefit,” she told the newspaper.
But Murkowski said in a statement late Friday that passage of a bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare’s cost-sharing program is not a precondition to her support for the GOP’s tax reform package.
The Alaska Republican said she was planning to review the Finance Committee tax reform bill over the Thanksgiving holiday and will review “the entire package before coming to any conclusion on the legislation.”
McCain praised the Finance Committee, which approved a draft of the plan last night, for “taking another step forward in providing much-needed tax relief,” while also serving notice that he wants plenty of time to offer amendments when the plan reaches the Senate floor.
House Republicans have their own red lines, warning a Senate proposal to end a long-standing deduction for state and local taxes is a nonstarter with their colleagues.[read more]
Meetings & Events
We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 3:30 P.M., (except in July-5:00PM–see below) at the HOA 1 Activity Center, 64518 Galveston Lane (off Ridgeview), Tucson, AZ.
Casa Grande, AZ 85193
Keep Up the Pressure!!
There are lots of us quietly taking action after action.
Don’t lose focus. Pace yourself. And don’t follow “the shiny object” (wiretapping accusations, etc.) they are waving in front of you. We will help you keep the focus on the right places. Visit our Action Center page. See how to contact our State legislators and National representatives under our Links You Can Use page.
Democratic groups are rising up all over Arizona. Every Democratic leader in the State is being asked to reach out and help another group get started or give a group some guidance or focus on taking action.
Join the Arizona Democrats’ Rapid Response team, and get emails about what’s happening and what you can do and say to resist and restore reason.
The Arizona Legislature is only in session for approximately 100 days, until about the end of April. Spend some of your time contacting your legislators and telling them what you expect from them:
Welcome to our New Officers
The following candidates were elected for two year terms beginning January 2017 at our December meeting:
INDIVISIBLE: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
This publication, written by experienced staff working in Congress, is a practical guide for groups to influence the particular member of Congress in their own district. The strategy and tactics were those used by the Tea Party, and serve as a primer for effective action.