How to respond to President Trump’s State of the Union


January 30, 2018

Tonight President Trump will deliver the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.  We will be listening – both to the things he says and for the things he doesn’t say.
To help you respond to the President’s speech, we are sharing with you some tools from our friends.

Americans for Tax Fairness has assembled a social media toolkit, which includes sample tweets and Facebook posts.  And ATF has a new report  that shows how few corporations are sharing their tax cuts with workers.

The National Immigration Law Center has just published a new poll showing overwhelming support for protecting the Dreamers.  You can read about the poll here and tweet about it here.

The Economic Policy Institute and the National Employment Law Project have new research documenting how the Trump administration’s proposal to allow restaurant owners to confiscate tips from tipped workers would cause harm.  EPI’s report is here and NELP’s report, which was jointly published by Restaurant Opportunities Center United, is here.

Protect Our Care has built a comprehensive package of State of the Union resources.  And here is a story in The Hill newspaper about a poll that shows more Americans want President Trump to address health care than any other topic.  (Note that the poll shows 82 percent want the President to talk about improving health care; 81 percent want him to talk about improving the economy and creating jobs; and 78 percent want him to discuss reducing poverty in the U.S.)

Interested in child poverty?  Use the resources in the Children’s Defense Fund’s State of America’s Children 2017.  And check out this story over at that shows that eliminating child poverty in the U.S. would cost less than half as much as Congress plans to spend on the recent tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

Tonight we will be listening, to see how President Trump’s vision of America addresses the important human needs facing our country.  We hope you will be listening as well, and will use these resources to make your priorities known.

Affordable Care Act
Budget and Appropriations
health care
Health Care Reform
Labor and Employment
People's Budget
Poverty and Income
State of the Union
tax cut