CONSTITUENT BILLBOARD: REPEAL AND REPLACE REP. DAVE BRAT
Concerned Citizens Virginia’s 7th district have banded together to draw attention to Congressman Dave Brat’s recent votes and public statements. Many constituents who are concerned with Representative Brat’s alignment with President Trump have repeatedly tried to engage with him to voice their sentiment. He has responded by labeling those with whom he disagrees as the “hard-left.” In response, beginning January 15, 2018, Concerned Citizens will voice their concerns via outdoor media along a commuter route on 10418 Hull Street in Chesterfield.
In this billboard, Concerned Citizens demonstrate that they are fed up with Rep. Brat selling them out to line the pockets of corporations and wealthy donors. He voted against improving the Affordable Care Act and helped pass the tax reform plan that provided an irresponsible, unfunded tax break to corporations and billionaires. He quipped, “billionaires can only buy so many houses and boats,” yet voted their interests anyway.
Concerned Citizens hope to raise funds securely via Act Blue to support ongoing expressions of concern across the District via outdoor, print, and social media between now and Election Day, raising issues related to Brat’s policy positions and ideology that are out of touch with the increasingly diverse population in his District.
About VA 7th for Progress: Citizens in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District have a vision for progress. And, that progress doesn’t include Representative Dave Brat and his regressive political agenda. Concerned Citizens unite in their belief that all people are created equal and, as such, deserve equal access to high quality public education and affordable, safe, comprehensive health care. To that end, it is time to repeal and replace Brat.
Rep. Brat Spars with Katy Tur over Merits of Flawed Tax Plan
On 12/19/17 Rep. Brat sparred with Katy Tur over merits of tax plan. Read about two of the known flaws in the tax plan that are prompting a re-vote by the House. Instead, maybe the House should vote NO, slow down, and look more closely at the details, ensuring that this legislation best serves the American people.
Robbing the Poor to Pay the Rich
This op-ed in the Dec. 2, 2017 Culpeper Star Exponent outlines a few key ways the GOP tax plan is a scam. Consider the proposed changes and contact Rep. Brat with your concerns.
Will Rep. Brat Help Save Capitalism?
Robert Reich Interviews Rep. Dave Brat about Capitalism
Robert Reich explores the fate of American capitalism in a new Netflix documentary. He interviews Rep. Dave Brat about fighting crony capitalism. While Brat touts anti-establishment politics, he supports legislation that saves and promotes corporate welfare and protects corporate interests, such as the House and Senate versions of the GOP tax plans, privatizing education, deregulating safety and environmental regulations.