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MONDAY 11:45AM: Local Activists Dressed in Santa Claus Suits To Hand Out Coal At Brea Mall Slamming Rep. Ed Royce for Support of GOP Tax Bill

Brea, CA — On Monday, December 4th, local constituents and members of the the California-based Courage Campaign will dress up in Santa suits, highlighting Rep. Ed Royce’s “bad behavior” by handing out coal and candy canes outside of the Brea Mall to mall-goers, targeting Royce for his support for the GOP tax measure, which experts estimate will raise taxes on many low and middle income constituents in Royce’s district.

The bags of coal will read:

“To: Constituents in the 39th Congressional District,

“Your Member of Congress, Ed Royce, has been naughty and endangers your family. While in office, he has voted to:

  1. Strip Tens of Millions of Americans of Health Care
  2. Defund Planned Parenthood and Ban Abortions
  3. Make it Easier for Wall Street and Big Banks to Crash Our Economy Again
  4. Poison the Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink
  5. Last Week, He Voted to Give Giant Tax Breaks to Large Corporations While Stifling California Families By Voting Yes on Trump’s Tax Plan

“You deserve better. Help us take back the House in 2018 by voting out Rep. Ed Royce.”

California is among several states that would experience an increase in federal income taxes under the approved GOP tax plan. The measure would push to further limit the state and local tax deduction and mortgage interest deduction, which could have a severe impact on local Californian communities’ housing costs.

WHAT: Courage Campaign Activists Dressed in Santa Suits Hand Out Coal and Holiday Candy to Brea Residents
WHERE: 1065 Brea Mall, Brea, CA 92821, Outside Brea Mall Main Entrance (Next to Red Robin)
WHEN: Monday, December 4, 11:45 AM PT
LOCAL CONTACT: Mahdi Manji | 310-499-6475

“With the Republican tax scam likely headed back to the House of Representatives for a vote next week Courage Campaign is putting Ed Royce back in the hot seat,” said Eddie Kurtz, Executive Director of Courage Campaign. “This abysmal legislation would give corporations and the top one percent a massive tax cut on the backs of California workers, students, and retirees; not to mention repeal a key Affordable Care Act provision, leaving 13 million people without health coverage and higher premiums. Let’s call this tax ‘reform’ what it really is: a handout to the wealthiest people and corporations in the country. It is clear that Ed Royce cares more about wealthy donors and the Republican establishment than his own constituents, and starting this holiday season – we will make sure that Royce’s constituents know that he is responsible for raising their taxes, undermining their health care and gutting the social programs that they depend on.”

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Angela Chavez