Federal Tax Day: the 99% Say NO to Corporate Tax Dodgers
This looks like a fun event...and much needed!
I would also suggest some "Move Your Money" action that day.
Federal Tax Day: the 99% Say NO to Tax Dodgers & Call Out Companies Who Pay Less In Taxes Than New Yorkers; Thousands Expected for Daylong Protests
WHO: Taxpayers, working New Yorkers, community members including unemployed workers and students
WHAT: News Conference & Day of Protests to tell giant corporations, rich individuals, and our elected leaders that we are fed up with their tax dodging and that it is time for the 1% to pay their fair share. Protesters will target companies who pay less in federal income taxes than the average New Yorker – or none at all – and march in support of the Buffet Rule, which would level the playing field between average taxpayers and the 1%.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: The steps of the James A. Farley Post Office at 33rd Street and 8th Ave.
BACKGROUND: Working and unemployed New Yorkers from communities around the city will hold a series of protests and demonstrations during the the morning and afternoon. The main event will be at the Farley Post Office, where speakers will note that they pay their taxes but banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo, and corporations like General Electric and Verizon don’t. We are also focusing on JPMorgan Chase, which took city job-creation subsidies, but 10 years later still has failed to create jobs.
8 a.m. Actions begin at select local post offices across the city, then move to Farley Post Office at 11 a.m. for press conference and interviews.
11 a.m. Press conference featuring employees of New York City’s biggest tax dodgers. Speakers will discuss how they paid more in taxes than the companies they work for, and how tax dodgers and budget cuts are impacting their community.
12:30 p.m. Tax Dodgers troupe and roving hula hoopers protest outside 725 5th Ave., where the Trumps are hosting Ann Romney for her birthday. A giant inflated mitt will be there to represent Romney, and the Tax Dodgers will hit giant inflated baseballs through the different loopholes.
1:15 p.m. Bain Capital (57th and Madison). Protest continues and targets Bain, where Mitt Romney once served as CEO, for Romney’s 13.9% tax rate.
2:00 p.m. General Electric (50th and 5th).
2:45 p.m. Paulson Group (50th and 6th)
3:30 p.m. Wells Fargo (43rd and 6th)
5:00 p.m. March to Wells Fargo at 39th and 7th; Chase at 37th and 7th; Then back to Farley where, at shortly after 6 p.m., marshalls will hand out envelopes of money representing more than what General Electric, Wells Fargo, Verizon, and Bank of America all together paid in federal income taxes in the last three years – 1 penny, because they paid no taxes. There also will be several actions leading up to midnight tax deadline.
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United New York is a coalition of organizations fighting for a vision of New York City where everyone, not just a privileged few, has the opportunity to thrive and build a secure and dignified life.
Partners on the tax day actions include: CWA, UFT,, Strong Economy for All , New York Communities for Change , Make the Road New York , VOCAL NY, 32BJ, 1199, Community Voices Heard, Make the Road, La Fuente, Central Labor Council, TWU, UAW, PSC, National People's Action, Working Families Party, Move On and Hotel Trades Council