Ady Barkan—the 33-year-old political activist who last week seized a chance enounter on an airplane to confront Republican Senator Jeff Flake from his home state of Arizona over the pending tax overhaul legislation—is having a birthday on Monday, but this year he only has one wish: For people nationwide to rise up and raise hell in opposition to what has become known as the “GOP tax scam.”
“Monday is my 34th birthday. I probably won’t have many more,” he wrote in a Saturday email sent by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC). He continued:
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Along with the PCCC, Barkan encouraged people to on Monday, December 18th.
Other groups, including MoveOn.org and others, are also organizing:
Since the video of him calling on Flake to buck his party and become a “hero” to the nation by voting against the GOP’s plan, Barkan has made several media appearances, including this recent interview on CNN:
And in this video, posted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) on Friday after he and his family spent time together in her DC office, Barkan explained why it remains so vital that people rise up to stop Trump and the Republicans in the days ahead: