Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) will soon be greeted by Catholic advocates who are unhappy with her support of the unpopular Republican tax bill.
A Catholic social justice group, NETWORK, is kicking off a 27-day bus tour to “tell the truth about the Republican Tax Law and hold elected officials accountable for their votes.”
And the first stop after the Oct. 8 kickoff event will be an Oct. 9 rally outside Walters’ congressional office in Irvine at 9:30 a,m.
“We know that this tax policy hurts our communities while giving handouts to the wealthiest in our nation,” says the NETWORK Nuns on the Bus tour site. “Nuns on the Bus will encourage voters to focus electoral energy on reasonable revenue for responsible programs ahead of the 2018 midterms.”
The kickoff event on Oct. 8 will feature House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, and a host of other speakers. The event will be at 2 p.m. in Los Angeles.
Walters supported the 2017 tax bill, which raised taxes on her own constituents while adding nearly $2 trillion to the national deficit. The bill is a boon for rich Wall Street corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent.
“Instead of investing in our shared future and ensuring that everyone contributes their fair share towards the common good, Congressional Republicans enacted a tax law that is disastrous for workers, middle-class families, small businesses, and our economy,” Campbell said in a statement announcing the tour.
The Nuns on the Bus tour begins in Los Angeles and will stop in 21 states, hosting 54 events over 27 days. The tour will end with an event near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
More information, and a complete list of tour dates, can be found on the Nuns on the Bus website.