BREAKING: Four Members of Congress From New York Vote To Raise Taxes On Middle Class Americans, Cut Medicare, And Send Jobs Overseas 

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement in response to four members of Congress from New York voting to pass the House Republican tax plan:

“Putting their party over what is best for New York, four Republican members of Congress from the state just voted to raise taxes on 36 million middle class Americans — including 1,690,000 New Yorkers — cut Medicare by $25 billion, and outsource American jobs, all to cut taxes for the very rich and big business. This is a disastrous plan that sells-out hardworking, average Americans who are counting on jobs and a better economic future. Voters deserve better, and they will hold these members accountable.”

Yesterday, American Bridge’s Bridge Project released a new digital ad running nationally on Facebook, “Trumps Tax Plan Sells You Out,” which highlights warnings that the Republican tax plan would break Donald Trump’s #1 promise and […]

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BREAKING: MacArthur Votes To Raise Taxes On Middle Class Americans, Cut Medicare, And Sent Jobs Overseas  

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement in response to Congressman Tom MacArthur voting to pass the Trump tax plan:

“Putting his party over what is best for New Jersey, Rep. Tom MacArthur just voted to raise taxes on 36 million middle class Americans — including 864,000 New Jersyans — cut Medicare by $25 billion, and outsource American jobs, all to cut taxes for the very rich and big business. This is a disastrous plan that sells-out hardworking, average Americans who are counting on jobs and a better economic future. Voters deserve better, and they will hold him accountable.”

Yesterday, American Bridge’s Bridge Project released a new digital ad running nationally on Facebook, “Trumps Tax Plan Sells You Out,” which highlights warnings that the Republican tax plan would break Donald Trump’s #1 promise and help outsource American jobs he said he would protect.

Raising Taxes on Middle […]

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BREAKING: 11 Californian Members of Congress vote to raise taxes on middle class Americans, cut Medicare, and send jobs overseas 

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement in response to 11 members of Congress from California voting to pass the House Republican tax plan:

“Putting their party over what is best for California, 11 Republican members of Congress from the state just voted to raise taxes on 36 million middle class Americans — including 3,700,000 Californians — cut Medicare by $25 billion, and outsource American jobs, all to cut taxes for the very rich and big business. This is a disastrous plan that sells-out hardworking, average Americans who are counting on jobs and a better economic future. Voters deserve better, and they will hold these members accountable.”

Yesterday, American Bridge’s Bridge Project released a new digital ad running nationally on Facebook, “Trumps Tax Plan Sells You Out,” which highlights warnings that the Republican tax plan would break Donald Trump’s #1 promise and help outsource American jobs he said […]

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BREAKING: McSally votes to raise taxes on middle class Americans, cut Medicare, and send jobs overseas 

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement in response to Rep. Martha McSally’s vote to pass the House Republican tax plan:

“Putting her party over what is best for Arizonans, Rep. Martha McSally just voted to raise taxes on 36 million middle class Americans — including 426,000 Arizonans — cut Medicare by $25 billion, and outsource American jobs — all to cut taxes for the very rich and big business. This is a disastrous plan that sells-out hardworking, average Americans who are counting on jobs and a better economic future. Voters deserve better, and they will hold her accountable.”

Yesterday, American Bridge’s Bridge Project released a new digital ad running nationally on Facebook, “Trumps Tax Plan Sells You Out,” which highlights warnings that the Republican tax plan would break Donald Trump’s #1 promise and help outsource American jobs he said […]

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What They’re Saying About the Democratic Landslide and 2018

The Democratic landslide across the country is the latest sign of a wave coming in 2018. Republicans are divided and dysfunctional while working through an internal civil war that has already resulted in repeated legislative failures, a lost year of recruitment problems, and a wave of bloody primaries. Add in a new flood of retirements and you have a recipe for disaster in 2018.

To make things worse, Republicans have no strategy to move forward. For those who thought the key to success was to mimic Trump, Virginia proved otherwise, as voters roundly rejected Ed Gillespie’s race-baiting campaign.

For more about what the 2017 elections mean for Senate, House, and gubernatorial races in 2018, read American Bridge’s election night memo.

Here’s what people are saying about what last night’s returns mean in 2018:

CNN: “The race for Virginia governor on Tuesday night wasn’t very close. And Republicans have Donald Trump to […]

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Memo: Following Virginia Victory, Democrats Are Poised for 2018 Gains

MEMO

To: Interested Parties
From: Bradley Beychok, American Bridge 21st Century President
Date: 11/7/2017
Subject: Following Virginia Victory, Democrats Are Poised for 2018 Gains

The Democratic victory in Virginia is a sign of a coming wave in 2018. If we stay on this trajectory, Democrats are going to have a very successful 2018.

What you should be watching: the margin in Alabama next month. If the margin in Alabama surprises you the way Democrats surprised you tonight, Republicans shouldn’t be bracing for a wave in 2018 — they should be bracing for a tsunami

Across Virginia and in every 2018 battleground state, Democrats are enthusiastic and motivated, while Republicans are mired in dysfunction, chaos, and controversy. They are also demoralized as a result of their inability to accomplish their legislative goals, and as a result, are lagging in support and fundraising. Furthermore, they have no strategy to move forward; for those who thought the key to success was to mimic Trump, Virginia proved otherwise, as voters […]

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Spineless Republicans Are Avoiding Town Halls

Congressional Republicans have been terrified of meeting their constituents since Trump took office — and nearly half haven’t held a single town hall since January 20, despite all of the time they have spent back in their districts. With the stakes in Washington higher than ever, Members of Congress owe it to their constituents to hear their thoughts and concerns.

Mic: Nearly half of Republicans have yet to hold a public town hall since Donald Trump took office

By Will Drabold | September 8, 2017

“It’s been 231 days since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. In that time, nearly half of Republicans in Congress have still not held a public town hall with constituents.”

“The numbers, shared exclusively with Mic, show 167 Republican members of the House and Senate have yet to hold a town hall. Of the 242 Democrats, 217 have held at least one.”

‘”There’s no excuse at […]

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American Bridge Launches Recess Campaign Targeting Republicans Who Avoid Town Halls

As a month-long congressional recess gets underway, American Bridge has launched a new campaign targeting vulnerable Republican senators, representatives and candidates who are avoiding holding town hall meetings where they would hear from their constituents.

The campaign, “Demand a Town Hall,” will run through Labor Day, and includes a website, DemandATownHall.usa 60-second video, and targeted Twitter ads. The campaign features people throughout the country asking their elected officials to hold town halls, and the web tool allows the public to sign targeted petitions demanding town halls. The website also shows — in real time — how long it’s been since each elected official has held a public event for his or her constituents.

The ads will run across 9 states and target Republican Senators, Senate candidates, and members of Congress: Sen. Dean Heller (NV), Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ), Rep. Fred Upton (MI), Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ), Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY), Rep. Dan Donovan (NY), Rep. Lou Barletta (PA), Sen. […]

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American Bridge Launches Website Targeting 15 Vulnerable House Members

“GOP Pickpockets” Will Highlight GOP’s Healthcare and Economic Policies
that Hurt Middle Class Families

While Republicans in Congress are out of town on their August vacations, today American Bridge is launching a digital campaign targeting 15 vulnerable members of Congress, holding them accountable for their votes that hurt middle class families’ pocketbooks, starting with their votes to hurt their constituents’ health care. 

The campaign, titled “Grand Old Pickpockets,” includes video ads and a website, and will target swing voters through Labor Day.

Click here to view the website and American Bridge’s original research. 

All parts of the campaign feature Republicans as reckless politicians who steal from the middle class. They will run in competitive congressional districts across 9 states and target 15 Republican incumbents: Reps. Jack Bergman, Tim Walberg, Fred Upton, Mike Bishop and Dave Trott in Michigan; Reps. Diaz-Balart and Brian Mast in Florida; Reps. Mike […]

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American Bridge Statement on Growing Opposition to Trumpcare

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah released the following statement on Trumpcare failing for the second time:

“It’s long past time for the GOP to scrap their partisan plans to repeal the ACA and instead work with Democrats on bipartisan fixes to the existing law.  Tax cuts for the rich are not the solution, and until Republicans come to terms with that reality, Americans are going to hold them accountable for trying to boot millions off of their insurance.”

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