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Tax Day Rally: Repeal the Trump Tax, Pass the People’s Budget, No War on Syria
Sat April 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Time to stand up for our values and priorities!
President Trump’s tax bill is ensuring billions of dollars in profits to large corporations– and peanuts to working people. Meanwhile, the President and Congress have agreed on unparalleled increases in Pentagon spending that will lead to more wars, more suffering, and take even more money from programs that benefit all of us. Cuts in essential programs from climate protection to Medicaid, housing, Social Security, and Medicare are on the drawing board. We must turn around Washington’s budget insanity.
- The Trump tax cuts for the 1% (approved by Congress) will drain the treasury of over $1.5 trillion of needed revenue over the next 10 years. In the near future, these deficits will drive deep cuts to health care, education, food stamps, affordable housing and just about every other domestic program for years to come.
- Congress has voted dramatic increases in war spending and first-strike nuclear weapons. These will make the world much more dangerous and drive further cuts to our economic, social and environmental security. No first strike weapons for Trump – No War on Syria!
- President Trump has urged draconian cuts to housing, Medicaid, food stamps, and almost every other domestic program.
- And to top it all off, Trump has still refused to release his tax returns
Music by BABAM! and by Pat Scanlon
Political Humor by Jimmy Tingle
Speakers will include:
Mike Connolly, State Representative (MC)
Bob Massie, Climate Activist
Marc McGovern, Mayor of Cambridge
Karlene Griffiths Sekou, Black Lives Matter Boston
Rev. Vernon Walker, Boston Rescue Mission
Josh Hoxie, Institute of Policy Studies, tax policy expert
Mary Reagan, New England War Tax Resistance
Jonathan King, MIT biomedical researcher, Massachusetts Peace Action
Paul Atwood, Veterans for Peace
Joseph Gerson, coordinator, Global Day of Action Against Military Spending (GDAMS)
Molly Hannon, Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants
Jessica Turner, Clarendon Residents United
Kathy Paul, Massachusetts Senior Action
Each year the Congressional Progressive Caucus proposes the alternative People’s Budget. It fully funds vital social programs, taxes the 1%, and reduces Pentagon spending. Join us on Tax day to oppose Trump’s budget and tax priorities.
Sign up or donate: bit.ly/tax-day-2018-signup
Endorse or help us organize the rally: bit.ly/tax-day-2018
The Tax Day Rally is one of over 100 marches and rallies nationwide. Find a rally near you!
Walpole area: Join Tax Day rally, Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am on Walpole Common.
Franklin County: Tax Day Rally and Speak out Against Militarism and For Human Needs, April 14, 12:00 pm, Greenfield Common
Sponsored by the Massachusetts People’s Budget Campaign, Not One Penny, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Veterans for Peace, Boston Teacher’s Union, UNITE-HERE New England Joint Board, Mass. Peace Action, Dorchester People for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security, Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, Save Our Section 8 Committee, January Coalition, Cambridge Area Stronger Together, New England War Tax Resistance, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, American Friends Service Committee, Our Revolution Cambridge, Our Revolution Boston (list in formation)