Join us on April 4 at congressional offices across the country!
April 4, 2014 will mark 46 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered while conducting a national campaign against economic inequality. In the nearly half a century that has passed, the gap between the top 1% wealthiest and the rest of Americans has only widened.
On April 4th, RNs and our allies will hold vigils at congressional offices across the country to demand that congress pass the Robin Hood Tax – the only real cure to the illness of rampant economic inequality.
H.R. 1579, the Inclusive Prosperity Act sponsored by Rep. Keith Ellison, contains a tiny tax on Wall Street’s speculative trades, which would raise up to $350 billion dollars a year to fund permanent living wage jobs rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, creating a green energy manufacturing boom, providing quality education for all of our children, greatly expanding mass transit, guaranteed healthcare for all and in serving many other human and environmental needs. The Robin Hood Tax would also provide Americans with retirement and housing security. All of that would go a long way toward healing our nation’s obscene wealth and income inequality while honoring the struggle that Dr. King gave his life for.
HR 1579 author Rep. Keith Ellison, a leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be joined at the press event by Rev. Rodney Sadler, a leader of the Moral Monday movement that has rocked North Carolina and other Southern cities, and Bill Lucy, president emeritus of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists who was with Dr. King in Memphis in April, 1968.
The March Progressive Round Table will focus on the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) budget and the Robin Hood Tax campaign. Please join Progressive Democrats of America and many others Wednesday March 19th from 1 to 3pm ET.
Better Off Budget -
Michael Darner, Executive Director,
Robin Hood Tax Campaign - April 4th Events -
Michael Lighty, Political Director,
National Nurses United
Please consider taking any combination of these actions:
- Endorse the Better Off Budget (Organization and Individual)
- Press / Promote (op-eds, social media, etc.)
- Whip (generate emails and phone calls urging YES vote)
- District events and local outreach
- Analysis and fact sheets on positive impacts around your issue(s)
Please contact Michael Darner firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), and ways you can support the CPC Budget. Please contact Andrea Miller email@example.com for more information about how to get involved with PDA, the CPC budget and / or with PDA's March Round Table
JOIN THE MOVEMENT BY VOLUNTEERING. There are a variety of exciting opportunities available.
Join with other supporters in your area to work on LOCAL ROBIN HOOD TAX CAMPAIGNS.
SPREAD THE WORD on social media to increase awareness in your online networks.
Latest Past Event:
S17 Global Day of Action with Robin in NYC