Tax Day Protest

Tax Day Action

Corporations and the 1%: Pay Your Taxes!

Do your part to fund our communities — just like the rest of us.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dewey Square • Summer St & Atlantic Ave, Boston • South Station T

For most Massachusetts residents, April 17 is the deadline to file our income taxes — but for some Boston-area corporations, Tax Day never comes.


GE tax dodger
Military contractors like General Electric are among the worst corporate tax dodgers. Taxpayers will pay GE $421 million this year to build aircraft engines in Lynn, Massachusetts — principally engines for jet fighters like the F-18, which are used for wars we don’t need — and GE doesn’t even pay taxes on it income.

Despite billion-dollar profits, these corporations have managed to avoid taxation altogether, with some even raking in hundreds of millions in tax refunds. This rampant corporate tax dodging is bankrupting our communities, forcing mass layoffs, slashing vital services and closing schools and community centers.

Enough is enough. It’s time for big businesses and the wealthiest amongst us to pay their fair share, just like the rest of us do. On Tax Day — Tuesday, April 17 — Boston is taking to the streets to send a clear message to corporations and the 1%: PAY YOUR TAXES!


Tax Day March & Rally

3:00 Rally at General Electric, 125 Summer St., one block from Dewey Sq. Please let us know you’ll be there!
5:30 Rally at Dewey Square (Summer St & Atlantic Ave)
6:00 March through the Financial District

BRING A NOISE MAKER! (Ie: drums, pots, pans)

Sign-up to participate:



AFL-CIO, Greater Boston Labor Council
Alternatives for Community and Environment
Boston Workers Alliance
Chelsea Collaborative
Chinese Progressive Association
City Life/Vida Urbana
Coalition to Fund Our Communities Cut Military Spending 25%
Community Labor United
Dorchester People for Peace
Eastern Massachusetts 25% Campaign
Health Justice Boston
Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
Massachusetts Peace Action
Move On
Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE)
New England United for Justice
New England War Tax Resistance
Occupy JP
Resource Generation
Right to the City Boston
United for a Fair Economy
Wealth for Common Good