CREDO Action kicks off Project Fierce Urgency, a new political advocacy program that aims to equip emerging progressive activists with the skills necessary to lead the fight against Trump.
CREDO released the following statement in response to the House of Republicans voting to pass the Trump tax scam: “There they go again. Paul Ryan and House Republicans just proved yet again that they care more about big corporations and their wealthy campaign donors than their own constituents,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed said. “But… Read more
Congressional Republicans’ extreme right-wing leadership know its plan to slash taxes for corporations and billionaires while actually increasing taxes on millions of people is deeply unpopular among the American people. That’s why they’re trying to jam it through as quickly as possible, before the American people find out what’s in it and mobilize to fight… Read more
“Opposition to this bill was widespread before,” CREDO political director Murshed Zaheed said by email. “Trying to take away people’s health care will only intensify the grassroots resistance to the Trump tax scam.”
“We live in abnormal times,” Murshed Zaheed, political director at the liberal group CREDO Action, said in an interview. “We are dealing with a cluster bomb of explosive issues and oftentimes-daily bombshells that drop on Russia stories. We have this fiasco happening down in Alabama.”
Progressive organizations such as CREDO were already working overtime to paint the House tax bill as a “scam,” with more than 3,000 calls placed to vulnerable House Republicans in California pressuring “no” votes on the bill. On the Senate side, Murshed Zaheed, CREDO’s political director, told The Daily Beast that they are anticipating calls to begin on Friday, targeting Republicans like Collins, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John McCain (R-AZ).