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Hundreds of events from coast to coast are being organized to target corporations that fail to pay their fair share in taxes while lawmakers consider slashing public services that working Americans depend on.
MoveOn invites “frustrated taxpayers, underwater homeowners, vilified public servants, job-hunting students, and unemployed veterans—everyone facing cuts or cutbacks, a pink slip or a shrinking paycheck” to join demonstrations to demand that Congress cracks down on corporate tax dodgers and to deliver to these companies the tax bill they should pay. Find a MoveOn event near you.
U.S. Uncut is also organizing demonstrations and events targeting corporations, some of which are in cooperation with MoveOn. Find a U.S. Uncut event in your area.
Finally, U.S. PIRG and other organizations will have activities outside post offices on April 15 and April 18 in several states to create awareness about tax dodging by corporations and to press Congress to act. These events will target people whose minds are very much on taxes as they mail off their federal income tax returns.
See the list below for U.S. PIRG events in your state and contact information.
April 15, 2011
Event: U.S. Public Interest Research Group will be holding events outside of Post Offices across the country to try to get Congress to address tax dodging corporations with report releases and post-carding.
Portland OR, April 15th. Contact Jen Lavelle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.231.4181
AnnArbor MI, April 15th. Contact Megan Hess at email@example.com, 734.662.6597
Chicago IL, date TBD. Contact Brian Imus at firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-544-4433 x 210 (Federal Plaza, outside of main post office)
Hartford CT, April 15th, Contact Jenn Hatch at email@example.com, 860.233.7554
Albuquerque NM, date TBD, Contact Erin Eckelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 505.254.1244
Philly area, date TBD. Contact Megan DeSmedt at email@example.com, 215.732.3747
Phenoix AZ, April 15th. Contact Seren Unrein at firstname.lastname@example.org, 602.252.9227
Des Moines IA, Date TBD, Contact Sonia Ashe at email@example.com, 515.282.4193
April 18, 2011
Event: U.S. Public Interest Research Group will be holding events outside of Post Offices across the country to try to get Congress to address tax dodging corporations with report releases and post-carding. U.S. PIRG is partnering with Citizen Action in a number of states: NJ, OR, IL, MI, MO, CT.
Trenton NJ, April 18th. Contact Jen Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org, 609.394.8155
Seattle WA, April 18th, Contact Lindsay Jacobson at email@example.com, 206.568.2854 (either at post office downtown, or in front of Microsoft).
Boston MA, April 19th, Contact Dee Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.292.4805
Baltimore MD, April 18th, Contact Johanna Neumann at Johanna@marylandpirg.org, (410) 467-9389
St. Lois MO, TBD