There’s a revolution going on in America. Today, while millions of Americans were mailing their annual tax payments, USAction/TrueMajority members are working with US Uncut to stage one of the largest Tax Day protests in American history (check out the photos).
All over the country, citizens are demanding to know, “If we can pay our taxes, why can’t America’s richest corporations and CEOs pay theirs?” It’s a fair question that many people are starting to ask, and the media and Congress are taking notice. Major news outlets are reporting on the protests in the streets,1 and now progressive champion Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) has introduced a powerful bill to make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.2
Congress needs to hear from you. Tell your Representative to sign on for tax fairness.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. The GOP and the mainstream media tell us we have a deficit problem because we spend too much money on education, jobs and the poor. In fact, just last Friday, House Republicans passed a budget that would end Medicare as we know it and end health care and other important services for tens of millions of Americans.
But the truth is that we have a revenue problem — one that we can fix by making corporations and millionaires pay their fair share.
Rep. Schakowsky and 13 other Representatives in Congress have had the courage to sign her bill, which is a good start.3 If we want this bill to become law, we need your Representative to help too. Find out if your Representative supports making millionaires pay their fair share of the taxes, and if not, then tell them to get on board right away.
Together, we’ll build a more fair tax code and a stronger America.
Darcy Scott Martin
USAction / TrueMajority