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Act Now: Call Your Member of Congress to Oppose Tax Plan that Encourages Offshoring

CWA Local 2107 President Shannon Opfer joined members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus at a press conference to speak about how the Republican tax plan is designed to encourage offshoring of U.S. jobs and harm working families. Opfer, who works for works for Verizon and represents workers at Verizon, AT&T, and other companies in Maryland, joined Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), David Cicilline (D-RI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) at the event.

Opfer said:

"Many of my members in Maryland work for AT&T. They are very worried about losing their jobs, because we've already seen this multi-billion-dollar company operate with an effective tax rate of 8 percent over the past 10 years and cut employment by 80,000 jobs.

The House Republican tax plan will make this bad situation worse, because it actually encourages companies to move good U.S. jobs offshore. This tax plan gives so much to corporations. On top of that, it would give away good U.S. jobs – the jobs working people and our communities depend on.

My co-workers and I play by the rules. We pay our taxes week in and week out. We don't have the luxury of tax lawyers, write offs and creative accounting to game the system."

Watch the event here.

Let your member of Congress know that you oppose this tax plan that cuts taxes for corporations and the super-rich. Dial 1-888-894-6720 to connect to your Member of Congress now, or visit this link.


CWA Local 2107 President Shannon Opfer joined members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus at a press conference to speak about how the Republican tax plan is designed to encourage offshoring of U.S. jobs and harm working families.