Petition to Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell
Congress: Tax pollution–not middle class families
Congress is currently driving towards a tax reform package that will grant big cuts to the wealthy and to major corporations while slashing the deductions that middle class families depend upon. That’s a bad deal, and there is a better way. Tax reform that ensures a “simpler and fairer system” that grows the economy is what the powerful Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said he was after this summer. We agree that America could benefit from a simpler and fairer tax code. But what we’ve seen from Congress just doesn’t cut it. There’s still a chance to make American industry more competitive with a “simpler and fairer” tax system. How could Congress do it? Simple. Tax what we want less of - carbon pollution - and use the royalties to give middle class families a real tax cut. Sign this petition now to tell Congress: tax pollution, not you and your family! This petition will be delivered to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - two Senators crucial to action on this issue. Please support the movement to promote growth and protect the environment by asking Congress to favor carbon pricing policy and tax big polluters and not the middle class. Sign here to tell Congress you want more money in your pocket and less pollution in your atmosphere. Spread the word! Share this petition on social media using #PriceCarbon. For more information and to learn how you can help further, please visit pricecarbon.org. To learn more about carbon pricing, check out our FAQ page at partnershipforresponsiblegrowth.org/faq.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Dumbledore’s Army Demands that Congress Defend Working Families
Dumbledore’s Army Demands that Congress Defend Working Families In honor of Harry James Potter’s 38th birthday, the American members of Dumbledore’s Army are demanding that the United States Congress defend the lives and livelihoods of American working families. Ever since gaining office, the Republican Party and President Donald Trump have been obsessed with trying to take a Time Turner to our civil liberties and roll back the clock—but enough is enough. As Albus Dumbledore once said: “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” So let’s use our own to share our stories and fight back. And if they don’t listen? Then we’ll respond again, yelling “expelliarmus,” and disarming them of their seats in Congress in November. Health Care. Health care is a leading issue for Muggles and members of the wizarding world alike this election cycle. In the past year and a half, the GOP has tried to sabotage our access to quality, affordable, care at every turn: they tried (and failed) to pass a health care repeal bill, they stripped the individual mandate in the tax bill, they allowed junk insurance plans, and they hiked the cost of care for Americans across the country. Taxes. Last December, Congressional Republicans passed the GOP Tax Scam that overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations at the expense of working families and small businesses. And every day, the bill becomes less and less popular.The Republicans told us that these tax cuts were supposed to lead to new jobs and better livelihoods for working families. Instead, it has helped enrich the nation’s largest banks, while most workers have seen no increase in wages—and others are watching their wages go down. Supreme Court. These threats are compounded in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. During his campaign, Trump made it clear that he would choose a nominee who would threaten women’s reproductive rights and who would only act as an extra arm of his administration—and he has kept his promise. If our lawmakers refuse to defend the people they were elected to represent, then we promise to turn our voices into votes and kick them out of office in November. Signed, Dumbledore’s Army.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Department of Energy
Keep $7500 Federal Credit for Electric Car Purchase
Keep $7500 federal credit for electric car purchases so it acts as an incentive for future electric car buyers as global warming gets worse every day. Since electric cars can be expensive, this tax deduction will allow more consumers to purchase electric/plug-in hybrid vehicles. When buying an electric vehicle (EV), the government provides you $7500 to deduct the price of the car. With the current administration, this discount may disappear. The low cost of gasoline cars is what allows many to buy them so frequently. The same could be said with electric vehicles if this tax credit is kept. For all those EV owners (Tesla, Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, Toyota...) and future EV owners, this is your chance to persuade the current US Government to keep the tax credit allowing you to spend less money when buying electric vehicles.
Petition to President Trump and Congress
Demand that Congress keep the Exemption Deduction for middle income taxpayers.
If middle income taxpayers are supposed to benefit from the new tax law why does President Trump and Congress propose to eliminate a deduction that only benefits the middle income and lower income taxpayers. The exemption deduction is limited for married taxpayers with taxable income over $ 313,800, so this deduction only benefits the low to middle income taxpayer. If President Trump really wants to help middle class taxpayers this deduction should be increased, not eliminated. In other words, this is a tax increase for middle income taxpayers when this deduction is eliminated. The 10% tax bracket should be expanded to cover the first $50,000 of taxable income. This again will provide real middle class tax relief.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Tell Congress to Support EV Tax Credit
Congress is proposing in H.R. 1 to eliminate the federal tax credit for electric vehicles at the end of 2017. Prematurely ending this tax credit will threaten hundreds of thousands of American jobs, weaken American technology leadership, and stifle innovation and customer choice. We urge you to say NO to the repeal of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles.