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As House Passes Disastrous Tax Bill, Progressive Groups Mobilize Grassroots Activity to Fight Back

Nov 16, 2017

Commentary: Washington, D.C. — Over the last month, in mobilizing against Republicans’ disastrous tax plan, the Not One Penny coalition has coordinated more than a hundred events and actions across the country to hold congressional Republicans accountable for pushing tax cuts for the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of working families. Alongside Americans for Tax Fairness, Indivisible, MoveOn.org, Organizing for Action, Tax March, and dozens of other groups, the coalition is planning more events and grassroots activity to stop Republicans from raising taxes on middle-class families to give tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.

Advocates and activists continue to mobilize in opposition to Republicans’ tax scam. From hundreds gathering together at rallies alongside Leaders Pelosi and Schumer, Members of Congress, and progressive allies on November 1 and November 15, to local grassroots activity across the country, Americans will continue to resist this toxic tax plan.  

“Progressive groups have come together to prevent Republicans from rigging the system even further for the wealthy and well-connected, and we will not quit until this taxpayer-funded giveaway to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations is stopped dead in its tracks. After months of activity, we continue to mobilize thousands of activists to stop Republicans attempts to raise taxes on middle-class families,” said Tim Hogan, Not One Penny spokesperson.“Congressional Republicans should take note: we will hold you accountable for every vote you take that threatens the health and financial security of your constituents.”

“This bill has always been about giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations, paid for by the rest of us — and our groups have been fired up about that from the beginning,” said Ezra Levin, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible. “Even before this tax fight became a health care fight, we had over 100 events in every corner of this country to oppose the Trump Tax Scam. Now that Republicans have explicitly included ACA repeal, our groups are even more energized than before.”

In the coming days, the Not One Penny coalition has coordinated more than 40 events from coast to coast, including:

November 16, 2017

Albany, NY
Allentown, PA
Aurora, CO
Brea, CA
Cincinnati, OH
Dana Point, CA
Doral, FL
Downers Grove, IL
Fresno, CA
Irvine, CA
Las Vegas, NV
New Hartford, NY
Phoenix, AZ
Oakland, CA
Reno, NV
San Diego, CA
Springfield, PA
Springfield Town, PA
Tucson, AZ 
Wailuku, HI
Washington, D.C.
York, PA

November 18, 2017

Anchorage, AK
Appleton, WI
Farmington, NM
Fond du Lac, WI
Green Bay, WI
Hazleton, PA
Northfield, OH
Oshkosh, WI

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Athens, TN
Bowling Green, OH
Denver, CO
Doral, FL
Glen Falls, NY
Huntington, NY
Morehead, KY
Rochester, NY
Tustin, CA
Worthington, OH