These nuns are leading a bus tour to Mar-a-Lago to highlight the greed of the GOP tax law.
“It’s clear who the GOP’s tax law was written for — and it’s not the people whom Jesus championed,” said Catholic Social Justice’s Sister Simone Campbell. “So a bus full of nuns and I are traveling across the nation to expose the truth about the terrible tax law — and hold members of Congress accountable for their votes.”
Campbell says last year, the nuns stayed in D.C. to defend against Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and fight for tax justice.
“We started 2017 thinking the Republicans were going to repeal the ACA by the time Donald Trump was sworn in as president — and we were wrong thank heavens,” she said. “Who would ever forget the work we put in to make that happen. And the late nights and watching votes to see if Congress would do the right thing? And they did.”
But then came the tax bill, which gives tax breaks to the wealthy while cutting benefits for lower income Americans. Not only does it raise taxes for working-class families, it helps to sabotage the Affordable Care Act — the very thing that Campbell and the nuns worked so hard to defend.
“We need to be together in community and we need you on board,” Campbell said. “So I urge you: Join us on the bus, join us as we strive to share the truth about this tax law.”