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Daily Action: A #TaxScam Knight-Mare Before Christmas


PROTEST MONDAY AT 4 P.M.:
Rep. Steve Knight's office
1445 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley

CONTACT:
Rep. Steve Knight:
DC: (202) 225-1956
Simi Valley: (805) 581-7130

Sample Script:
Hello, my name is __________, and I am a constituent of Representative Knight's in _______________, California. I am calling to demand that he change his position and vote against the tax bill. The math for Californians -- particularly those in our area -- is easy: This tax bill will actually raise, not lower, our taxes! Is Representative Knight, a supposed conservative Republican, truly going to betray his constituents by voting for a package that limits our ability to deduct our state, local and property taxes? He must understand the consequences of this vote. He has two choices this week: Vote with the middle-class people of the three valleys, or else prepare to lose his job next year. Thank you!


BACKGROUND
Today's protest rallies in Simi Valley, Santa Clarita and Palmdale directly target Rep. Steve Knight, who is among the California Republicans who are simultaneously most vulnerable in 2018 and most willing to go along with House Republican leadership in voting for the #TrumpTaxScam. The House is scheduled to vote on the final version of the bill on Tuesday, with the Senate voting by midweek. After pretending to be undecided about a bill that will explode the debt by $1.5 trillion and focus its benefits almost exclusively on the very rich, Knight seems prepared to vote in lockstep with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Knight and other California Republicans need to understand that by voting for this #TaxScam, they will be driving the final nail into the coffin of their political careers. Californians understand that this bill was literally designed to harm us, by limiting our ability to write off our state and local taxes (SALT) as well as our property taxes. Knight has been trapped by his party's leadership into supporting a tax "cut" that punishes his own constituents. He needs to be shown, in no uncertain terms, that the people of his district and the people of California will not forget his betrayal next November.