“Taxing the rich isn’t just good policy, it’s good politics—and this campaign will prove that. Raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy is wildly popular.”
A coalition of over a dozen progressive advocacy groups launched a nationwide “Tax the Rich” campaign Wednesday with the goal of building a grassroots movement to unrig the tax code and make wealthy Americans pay their fair share.
“Tax March is building a robust network of organizers across the country to show policymakers that the American people want the wealthiest individuals to pay their fair share in taxes.”
The new project, led by progressive advocacy group Tax March, will consist of on-the-ground organizing in crucial battleground states like Wisconsin and Iowa.
Tax March also plans to spend seven figures on digital, print, television, and radio ads “to educate the public about taxing the rich.”
“Taxing the rich isn’t just good policy, it’s good politics—and this campaign will prove that,” Maura Quint, executive director of progressive advocacy group Tax March, said in a statement. “Raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy is wildly popular with a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters.”
To underscore this point, Tax March released new polling data (pdf) Wednesday showing that 75 percent of likely 2020 voters—including 60 percent of Republicans—support raising taxes on the wealthy.
“This important poll provides a detailed look at how voters feel about taxes and the overwhelming message is that they want the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share,” Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, said in a statement.
“If we are ever going to address our important national priorities, including healthcare, infrastructure, education, and climate change, we must raise trillions of new tax dollars from the well off and implement a tax system that works for everyone,” Clemente added. “That starts by repealing the Trump-GOP tax cuts for the rich and corporations.”
Ezra Levin, co-executive director of Indivisible, argued that combating inequality with higher taxes on the rich would have both economic and political benefits.
“Concentration of wealth equals concentration of power,” said Levin. “That means taxing the rich not only builds a more just economy, it builds a stronger democracy for all of us.”
The campaign is scheduled to begin with a conference in Washington, D.C. on April 13. Two days later, the progressive coalition will hold a nationwide day of action.
“The 400 richest Americans own more wealth than 150 million low- and middle-income adults,” reads the campaign’s website. “That’s why Tax March is building a robust network of partners and organizers across the country to show policymakers that the American people want the highest income earners and the wealthiest individuals to pay their fair share in taxes.”
The launch of the Tax the Rich campaign comes just a week before lawmakers, activists, and academics are set to convene in Washington, D.C., for a “Tax the Rich” conference hosted by Patriotic Millionaires, a coalition of wealthy Americans who support higher taxes on rich individuals like themselves.
The conference, scheduled for next Wednesday, will be attended by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies, and dozens of other lawmakers and experts.
“For years the rich have taken advantage of an unfair tax code while working and middle-class Americans have been left behind,” Patriotic Millionaires tweeted Wednesday. “The rich must pay their fair share.”
April 3, 2019Tax March Launches New Seven-Figure “Tax the Rich” Campaign
“Taxing the rich isn’t just good policy, it’s good politics—and this campaign will prove that. Raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy is wildly popular with a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. Unfortunately, it seems many policymakers have yet to wake up to this reality,” said Maura Quint, Executive Director of Tax March.
March 27, 2019Tax March Applauds Ways and Means Democrats for Holding Republicans Accountable for GOP Tax Scam
“We commend Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee for exposing Republicans’ tax law for what it is: a scam that has left American workers and middle-class families further behind.”
March 14, 2019After Mnuchin’s Testimony, Tax March Renews Calls on Chairman Neal to Request Trump’s Tax Returns
“Once again, the ball is in Chairman Neal’s court. He needs to take immediate action. The American people deserve answers to the troubling questions raised about Trump’s conflicts of interest and dubious finances—and there is simply no reason for Chairman Neal to continue slow-walking the process.”
March 8, 2019Tax March Applauds Passage of H.R. 1
Today, House Democrats passed sweeping legislation to make elections more ethical, establish good-government reforms to combat corruption in Washington, and assure the American people that their elected leaders are held accountable. After years of Republican efforts to enrich the wealthy at the expense of working families, congressional Democrats are proposing bold, innovative ideas to fix our broken democracy.
March 1, 2019Tax March Applauds Chairman Neal for Moving Forward on Trump’s Tax Return
“For far too long, the public has been kept in the dark about Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest and financial entanglements. We applaud Chairman Neal and Democratic leadership for requesting Donald Trump’s tax returns and conducting the critical oversight needed to hold him accountable.”
February 27, 2019After Explosive Cohen Comments, Chairman Neal Must Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns Immediately
“Enough is enough. We must see the president’s tax returns to fully understand his entanglements and conflicts of interest. Chairman Neal should send a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin immediately and request the president’s returns.”
February 12, 2019NEW AD CAMPAIGN: Tax March Slams Howard Schultz for Dodging Corporate Taxes as Starbucks CEO
Tax March’s five-figure ad campaign launches today, geo-targeting tonight’s CNN town hall with Schultz in Houston as well as Starbucks headquarters in Seattle. The ad showcases how Starbucks dodged millions of dollars in corporate taxes while Schultz was leading the company.
January 28, 2019Tax March Roasts Howard Schultz for Comments on Taxes
“Howard Schultz’s leadership on economic issues is as bland as his coffee, apparently. Confronting historic inequality means actually having a plan to address the widening gap between the very rich and everyone else—not supporting a watered-down version of the GOP’s failed tax law.”
January 24, 2019Progressive groups push Democrats to full-court press for Trump’s taxes
Progressive groups renewed their calls Thursday for the leading Democrat on the House committee with jurisdiction over taxes to “immediately” obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns, which the president refused to release during the 2016 campaign after initially promising to do so.
January 4, 2019Democrats unveil first new bill, with requirement for presidential candidates turning over their tax returns
Democrats unveiled their first piece of legislation Friday, a collection of voting rights provisions, ethics reforms and a requirement that presidential candidates release 10 years of tax returns, an action aimed at President Donald Trump, who has defied decades of precedent by refusing to release his tax returns to the public.
November 16, 2018Tax law failed to save GOP majority
The biggest accomplishment for congressional Republicans — passing a sweeping new tax law at the end of 2017 — didn’t end up saving the GOP majority in the House.
November 12, 2018Trump’s Tax Cut Was Supposed to Change Corporate Behavior. Here’s What Happened.
Nearly a year after the cuts were signed into law, wage growth has yet to pick up when accounting for inflation. In September, the Labor Department reported that inflation-adjusted wages had risen 0.5 percent from the year before. That’s a slower rate of growth than the economy itself experienced in September 2017, when it was 0.6 percent.
November 9, 2018Dems mark Trump tax returns as key part of agenda
Democrats have the support of a number of progressive organizations on this effort. On Thursday, a coalition of liberal groups led by Tax March took out a full-page ad in The New York Times urging House Democrats to obtain and make public the returns.
November 7, 2018IT’S OFFICIAL: The GOP tax law was a political flop
Republicans wanted to make their tax cuts the centerpiece of their 2018 midterm strategy, but it doesn’t look like it worked. According to an exit poll conducted by CNN, NBC, ABC, and other major news outlets, few midterm voters believed that the GOP tax law benefited them.
October 4, 2018The Trump “Tax March Chicken” Is Making A Comeback In D.C. — And This Time It’s At The Mall
The New York Times published an explosive investigative piece on President Donald Trump’s wealth Tuesday, suggesting that POTUS is not the self-made billionaire he claims to be. Now, activist groups are reviving their demands that Trump release his tax returns. And they’ve decided to welcome back an old friend: the Tax March Chicken. Yes, the Trump “Tax March Chicken” made a comeback in D.C., this time at the National Mall.
October 4, 2018Trump Chicken Calls Donald Trump Out For Being Too ‘Chicken’ to Release Tax Returns
The Tax March Chicken, as the group refers to it, is a large inflatable chicken standing at about 30 feet tall that’s fashioned to resemble Trump. Its appearance was an effort by the event’s organizers, Tax March, to convince Trump to release his tax returns and to call him out for being too “chicken” to do so.
October 4, 2018‘Trump chicken’ installed at National Mall because Trump ‘too chicken’ to release taxes, protesters say
The organizers said in a release that the chicken serves as a “life-sized symbol” of Trump being “too chicken” to release his tax returns.
October 2, 2018Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father
The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s.
September 20, 2018Internal GOP Poll: ‘We’ve Lost the Messaging Battle’ on Tax Cuts
A survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee has led the party to a glum conclusion regarding President Donald Trump’s signature legislative achievement: Voters overwhelmingly believe his tax overhaul helps the wealthy instead of average Americans.
September 14, 2018Trump’s economic boom is only for the rich — and likely won’t help Republicans in midterms
The reality is that ordinary Americans may not be feeling the effects of this allegedly booming economy, and Trump administration policies that line the pockets of the rich while undermining social safety net programs Americans rely on will only make the impact of income inequality worse.
September 11, 2018The GOP tax cuts aren’t popular, so Republicans want to do more of them
Republicans are having a hard time selling their tax bill to voters — but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing another one. House Republicans on Monday unveiled “Tax Reform 2.0,” a new set of proposals to stack onto the tax legislation they passed in 2017.
September 10, 2018This chart shows the dramatic rise in corporate cash brought home since the tax cuts
Companies took major advantage of last year’s tax cuts to bring home profits they had stored overseas. In the first quarter alone, multinational enterprises brought home about $300 billion of the $1 trillion held abroad, according to a recent Federal Reserve study. A good chunk of that repatriated money went to share repurchases — for the top 15 cash holders, some $55 billion was used on buybacks, more than double the $23 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017.
September 10, 2018House Republicans target more tax cuts as midterm elections near
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to unveil another round of tax cuts this week, hoping to draw a sharp contrast between themselves and Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections.
August 30, 2018Donald Trump Says There’s Not Enough Money For Federal Workers’ Pay Rise After Giving Huge Tax Cuts To The Rich
Claiming that federal agency budgets could not “sustain such increases,” President Donald Trump nixed planned pay raises for civilian federal employees Thursday that were set to take effect in the new year.
August 28, 2018Americans Are Making Less Money Despite Trump’s Promises
Trump has been telling voters that wages already are rising at historic rates, though economic data don’t show it. In various recent speeches, he has falsely claimed that wages are going up for the first time in 18 years, 19 years, 20 years, 21 years and 22 years.
August 25, 2018Inviting the Next Financial Crisis
Last year, Republicans claimed their biggest legislative victory of the Trump era, reducing federal revenue by $1.5 trillion over 10 years by slashing taxes on corporations and wealthy families. The legislation provides generous and permanent tax cuts to rich people in the investor class, including foreigners who own stock in American businesses. Working-class families, by contrast, received minor savings that are set to automatically vanish after 2025.
August 25, 2018Trump’s Tax Cuts Law To Disproportionately Affect Minorities
When President Donald Trump last year signed into law the biggest tax overhaul in three decades, many experts concluded it was clear that most of the cuts went to the wealthy. Less clear was that the cuts disproportionately favor whites over minorities — a gulf that will likely worsen a centuries-old economic divide between the races.
August 23, 2018Tax cuts help US banks set new record for quarterly revenue
U.S. banks shattered earnings records in the second quarter of 2018, reeling in $60.2 billion in revenue with the help of the corporate tax cuts passed last year, according to federal data released Thursday.
August 21, 2018Midterms 2018: Nuns to protest Donald Trump’s tax cuts outside Mar-a-Lago resort ahead of crucial vote
A group of nuns fighting for social justice and income equality will protest Donald Trump’s controversial tax cuts outside of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
August 20, 2018The Ultra-Rich Who Cashed in on GOP Tax Cuts Are Paying Republicans Back
Before the bill passed, some Republican politicians openly admitted that they needed to pass the bill to assuage their donors, and tax lobbyists gave much more to Republicans than Democrats in the lead-up to the bill. So of course donors are rewarding Republicans by backing them in what’s sure to be a contentious midterm season.
August 17, 2018The wages of class war: GOP tax-cut promises unfulfilled
After claiming Trump job creation output exceeds Obama’s, the White House now admits it fudged the numbers. Before the truth serum wears off, maybe they’ll also cop that last year’s tax cuts have so far been a bust for ordinary workers.
August 9, 2018How on earth have we let Trump get away with hiding his tax returns?
These new regulations make it clear once again that the Republican tax bill is going to shower millions of dollars on the president. The problem is that we don’t know exactly how much.
August 8, 2018Who Gets a New 20% Tax Break? The Treasury Dept. Speaks, and Trump May Save
A new 20 percent tax break included in last year’s $1.5 trillion tax overhaul could wind up benefiting President Trump’s real estate empire given how the Treasury Department plans to implement the provision, several tax experts said.
August 2, 2018Trump’s tax cuts have so far failed to deliver on one key promise
President Donald Trump’s massive tax cuts were pitched by the administration as pro-worker, despite extensive analysis documenting the vast majority of benefits would accrue to the wealthiest Americans and the corporations they run.
August 1, 2018A study already threw cold water on the biggest argument for Trump’s $100 billion tax cut
President Donald Trump is considering a tax-cut plan whose advocates say would spur economic growth. But at least one study has cast doubt on that argument for the plan, which would result in a massive tax cut mostly for wealthy Americans.
July 31, 2018The Trump administration’s latest proposed tax cut would be a huge windfall for the richest 1 percent
The Trump administration is considering a plan that would cut federal taxes on investment income, a change that independent analysts say would overwhelmingly benefit the wealthiest Americans.
July 30, 2018Trump administration reportedly considering $100B tax cut to the rich without approval from Congress
Make the rich richer…again. The Trump administration is weighing unilaterally instituting a $100 billion tax cut that would primarily benefit the rich, The New York Times reported Monday.
July 25, 2018Republicans Largely Abandon Running on Trump’s Tax Cuts
Voters being inundated with television and digital ads in the upcoming Ohio special election would be excused for not having a particularly favorable view of President Trump’s signature legislative achievement.
July 24, 2018GOP’s New Tax-Cut Framework Leaves Out Fixes for Retailers, #MeToo Victims
The so-called Tax Reform 2.0 legislation was seen as a possible vehicle for technical fixes that would address errors in the 2017 bill. Keeping those corrections out of the proposal underscores how GOP leaders are using it as a messaging tool and want to avoid highlighting problems with the law.
July 23, 2018Last week was a bad one for the Trump tax scam
Last week was, even by the standards of the Trump White House, a spectacularly bad one, particularly for the administration’s signature legislative accomplishment: the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed into law with exclusively Republican votes in December 2017. In just four days last week, the tax law was revealed to the American people to be precisely the scam that it’s always been.
July 23, 2018Reviews of the tax bill are in, and for Republicans, they are not good.
Six months after the bill’s enactment, real wages are down slightly and appear to be getting worse, says economist Noah Smith at Bloomberg, whose charts on the subject feature titles like “Not Very Convincing,” “That’s Not Very Pretty,” and “Very Meh.”
July 13, 2018The Trump tax cuts still aren’t helping regular folks
Seven months after they went into effect, the Trump tax cuts are sharply boosting corporate earnings. Ordinary Americans are still waiting.
July 11, 2018Millionaire Republican reportedly bought a yacht the same day he voted to cut his taxes
Florida Politics reports that, according to financial disclosures, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) reportedly spent between $1 million and $5 million on a yacht on November 16, 2017 — the same day he and fellow congressional Republicans voted to pass their tax bill.
July 11, 2018Worker wages drop while companies spend billions to boost stocks
Six months after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act became law, there’s still little evidence that the average job holder is feeling the benefit.
July 10, 2018Tax Law May Stimulate Economy Less Than Expected, or Maybe Not at All, S.F. Fed Economists Say
The tax cuts Republicans enacted in late 2017 will likely provide less of a boost to economic growth than many forecasters predict—and possibly none at all—economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco said Monday.
July 8, 2018Government Work Done, Tax Policy Writers Decamp to Lobbying Jobs
Six months after Republicans pushed a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul through Congress, many of the most influential players who worked behind the scenes on the legislation are no longer on Capitol Hill or in the Trump administration. They are now lobbyists.
June 29, 2018Republicans’ latest tax con
So this “postcard” isn’t about simplifying the tax code. Then again, neither were the Republicans’ tax cuts. It was a bait-and-switch, offering small, short-term cuts for the vast majority of filers, while saving the bulk of the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans.
June 21, 2018G.O.P. Wants Hungry Kids to Fund Tax Cuts
The Republicans’ recent tax cut made the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans wealthier, did little or nothing for average workers and added $1.5 trillion to the national debt. The party that passed that law is now using the resulting debt to rationalize taking grocery money, health care and other essentials from the disabled, retirees, and families with children.
June 13, 2018Liberal groups, unions urge lawmakers to oppose second round of Trump tax cuts
A coalition of organizations that includes liberal groups and labor unions are urging lawmakers to reject a potential second round of GOP tax cuts, as the White House and key Republicans say they want to release a proposal this summer.
June 4, 2018Poverty rate expected to increase due to GOP tax reform: UN report
A new United Nations human rights investigation finds that poverty in the U.S. is projected to worsen as a result of President Trump’s new tax reform.
June 4, 2018GOP staffers who wrote the tax bill cash in with lobbying gigs
Top-level GOP aides who helped write the new tax law are now leaving the Hill in droves to cash in as lobbyists on K Street and other marquee private-sector destinations.
May 28, 2018GOP tax overhaul prompts drugmakers to buy back shares at highest rate in at least a decade
Drugmakers, whose industry pricing faced renewed scorn this month from President Trump, have been taking advantage of the GOP tax overhaul he signed last year to buy back shares of their own underperforming stocks.
May 27, 2018Harley-Davidson workers say plant closure after tax cut is like a bad dream
Harley-Davidson workers across the USA are reeling from the planned closure of the motorcycle maker’s Kansas City plant, even as the firm is expected to reap huge financial benefits from the federal corporate tax cut.
May 21, 2018Record Buybacks Put Shareholder Payouts on Pace for $1 Trillion
At the current rate, 2018 will mark the first year that corporate America showers investors with more than $1 trillion.
May 16, 2018Liberal group launches ad in Las Vegas market targeting the GOP tax law
A new political ad critical of the GOP-passed tax law will run in Las Vegas through the end of the month in an attempt to pound Republicans seeking election in Nevada.
May 15, 2018Progressive group targets GOP tax law in new Nevada ad campaign
A progressive group is going after the Republican-backed tax law with a new, six-figure ad campaign in Nevada, a key state in the 2018 midterm elections.
May 15, 2018NEW TAX MARCH AD: Tax Bill Rigs System In Favor of the Wealthy, While Working Families Pay the Price
This week, Tax March is up with a new television and digital ad campaign in Las Vegas to inform Nevadans about how the tax bill rigs the tax code further in favor of the richest Americans.
May 14, 2018GOP tax cut not why economy is booming
But as campaign ads tout swelling payrolls and lawmakers spotlight companies handing out employee bonuses, there’s little evidence the tax cuts are already having an impact across the economy.
May 9, 2018Walmart’s Tax Windfall Will Create More Minimum Wage Jobs…In India
Walmart’s big tax windfall is supposed to help create more jobs here in America. Instead, it will end up financing investments that will create more jobs overseas, in India.
May 7, 2018Republicans in key election races turn down volume on Trump’s tax cuts
The most vulnerable Republican incumbents in the tightest congressional races in the November elections are talking less and less about the tax cuts on Twitter and Facebook, on their campaign and congressional websites and in digital ads, the vital tools of a modern election campaign, a Reuters analysis of their online utterances shows.
May 2, 2018Apple took the GOP tax cut and turned it into a $100 billion stock buyback
Apple just announced a stock buyback equal to the size of Ecuador’s GDP, thanks to the Republican tax cut bill.
April 30, 2018Rubio: ‘No evidence’ that corporate tax cut is overwhelmingly benefiting workers
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told The Economist in a recent interview that he doesn’t think that the corporate tax cut Republicans passed last year is overwhelmingly benefiting workers.
April 30, 2018Investment Boom From Trump’s Tax Cut Has Yet to Appear
After years of costly layoffs and plant closings, things are looking up for the heavy-machinery giant Caterpillar, which forecasts solid global sales growth and increased demand this year. Yet despite the corporate investment incentives at the center of President Trump’s tax overhaul, the company’s executives have no plans to supercharge investment or expansion.
April 27, 2018After Chaplain Firing, Tax March Delivers ‘Speaker’s Ten Commandments’ to Paul Ryan
Following Speaker Paul Ryan’s firing of House Chaplain Fr. Pat Conroy after he prayed for fairness in the GOP tax bill, Tax March delivered an updated, Paul-Ryan-version of the Ten Commandments to the Speaker’s office.
April 25, 2018Fewer Voters Report Seeing Paycheck Bump From 2017 Tax Law
The number of voters reporting paycheck increases as a result of the tax law Republicans enacted in December has declined in recent weeks, according to a new poll that also shows increased opposition to the revised tax code.
April 24, 2018Billboard Campaign Targets Brooks, Hollingsworth for Tax Vote
An advocacy group called Not One Penny has unveiled billboards in 30 congressional districts criticizing Republican lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Carmel, and U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Jeffersonville, for their support of tax cut legislation passed late last year.
April 23, 2018Special Trump tax provision gives $17 billion break to millionaires, gov’t report finds
The wealthiest Americans will benefit the most from President Donald Trump’s tax deduction for owners of “pass-through” businesses, according to a congressional report released Monday.
April 20, 2018A liberal group is using the GOP tax bill to attack the most vulnerable Republican senator
A liberal group dedicated to pushing back against the new Republican tax law is launching a new ad that is an indirect attack on Nevada GOP Sen. Dean Heller. The ad from the group Tax March does not mention Heller by name, but instead highlights some of the ways the group thinks the newly implemented Republican tax law falls short for average Americans.
April 20, 2018NEW NEVADA TV AD: Tax March Exposes New Tax Law’s Negative Impact on Working Families
On Friday, Tax March announced a new television ad campaign to educate Nevadans about the new Washington tax law that gives the wealthiest Americans a raise at the expense of the middle class.
April 17, 2018Statement on Tax Day
This tax day, the American people are making it clear that they have rejected the Republican tax plan and are going to hold those who supported it accountable.
April 17, 2018Milwaukee Tax March Attracts Local Leaders, Concerned Citizens
Local leaders and concerned citizens gathered at The Milwaukee County Courthouse on “Tax Day” Tuesday night to protest the tax bill that President Trump signed into law last year. The event, titled the Tax March, brought speakers and individuals from all across Milwaukee to discuss how the tax law hurt them specifically.
April 17, 2018Lawmakers voice opposition, support for new tax law on Tax Day
Tax Day on Capitol Hill featured some political theater as Democratic congressional leaders, labor unions, and advocates for children and seniors Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan for pushing through a tax reform law that adds about $1 trillion to the federal deficit.
April 17, 2018Tax Day became one of 2018’s biggest media wars, as the GOP and Democrats battled over the new tax law
The group Tax March put on the rally that featured top Democrats like Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman and Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
April 16, 2018Tax March and Not One Penny Announce Capitol Hill Event on Tax Day to Call on Congress to Repeal the TrumpTax
On Tax Day, Tuesday, April 17, Tax March and Not One Penny will host an event at the Capitol to call on Congress to Repeal the TrumpTax. Leader Schumer and Leader Pelosi, alongside their colleagues in the Senate and House, will discuss the disastrous impact the TrumpTax is having on middle-class families, and will demand that Republicans give not one penny in tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.
April 16, 2018Will Trump Release His 2017 Tax Returns? There’s One Way Democrats Could Get Ahold Of Them
Polls and events suggest it’s more than just reporters who care, though. The refusal, which has been perceived as a lack of transparency, sparked the inaugural Tax March on April 15, 2017 where protestors gathered nationwide to demand that Trump release his tax returns. (Protestors plan to rally once more at the 2018 Tax March, but this year’s events have a new focus: the Trump tax cuts.)
April 16, 2018Democrats should hold the line, oppose additional tax cuts for the wealthy
If Republicans are relentless in campaigning on misinformation and falsely promising middle-class tax cuts, we will be relentless in holding them responsible for the disastrous tax policies they’ve worked to enact. Bring it on.
April 16, 2018Politicians, groups step up tax law messaging for Tax Day
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other Democratic lawmakers are slated to speak out against the new law on Tuesday at an event outside the U.S. Capitol hosted by Tax March and Not One Penny.
April 15, 2018GOP tries to hide from tax scam as Americans hold over 100 protests
Republicans are trying to hide from their massively unpopular tax scam bill on the campaign trail. Americans across the nation took to the streets ahead of Tax Day to make sure no one forgets.
April 15, 2018Tax March protesters say $1.5 trillion in cuts could undermine social safety net
The so-called Tax March saw events on Sunday stretching from outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in West Palm Beach to New York to Los Angeles.
April 15, 2018Pelosi Calls Republican Tax Bill a Dark Cloud and a Fraud During SF Event
As millions of Americans rush to finish their taxes ahead of the deadline Tuesday, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was in San Francisco this weekend, slamming the Republican tax bill.
April 15, 2018Iowans host Tax March event before national rally
Opponents of last year’s Republican tax cut plan hope to draw a crowd Tuesday with a national “Tax March” in Washington. And Sunday saw a regional “warm up” event in Cedar Rapids scheduled before the national march.
April 15, 2018Tax Justice March sees protesters in Eugene come out in full force
“We’re pushing for a tax system that benefits everybody, not just the rich and powerful,” said Michael Carrigan, with the Community Alliance of Lane County.
April 14, 2018Protesters march to Mar-A-Lago, upset with tax plan
The second annual Tax March of Palm Beach County is today. According to a news release, the goal of the march is to “express opposition to a plan which guts social services.”
April 14, 2018Calls for tax reform, Trump’s tax returns on march to Mar-a-Lago
Dozens of marchers gathered Saturday afternoon just south of the Southern Boulevard bridge carrying signs calling on the president and part-time Palm Beacher to repeal the new federal tax policy, which provides massive tax cuts for corporations in particular, and to release his tax returns.
April 14, 2018What Is The 2018 Tax March’s Goal? This Protest Has A Different Focus
At the 2017 Tax March, protesters took to the streets on tax day to demand that President Trump release his tax returns. April 15 is rolling around again, but the organizers of the 2018 Tax March are highlighting a different issue this year: The Republican tax bill that Trump signed into law in December.
April 14, 2018Who Are The Tax March 2018 Speakers? The D.C. Protest Will Bring Out Powerful Democrats
Progressives across the country are gearing up for this year’s Tax March, a nationwide protest against the tax bill that Republicans passed in December. There are over 100 marches planned across the country on and around April 15th, according to organizers, and although the logistics are still being finalized, many of the speakers at the 2018 Tax March in Washington D.C. have already been announced.
April 13, 2018This Tax Day, let’s demand not one more penny in tax cuts for the rich
The truth is, this isn’t a bill to run on, it’s a bill to run from — especially as we head into the first Tax Day since its passage.
April 13, 2018This Weekend: Protesting the G.O.P’s Insane Tax Plan
So this Saturday, we’re going to get out in the streets and make sure everyone knows it’s a scam. Grab your friends and signs and cameras and join the second annual Tax March.
April 12, 2018NEW TAX MARCH AD: Big Pharma Executives and Shareholders Reap Profits From New Tax Law at the Expense of Working Families and Patients
One week out from Tax Day, Tax March is launching a new digital ad campaign that showcases how the Republicans’ tax plan has lined the pockets of big pharmaceutical corporations while doing nothing for families struggling to pay even higher drug costs.
April 9, 2018New Jersey ‘Tax Marchers’ To Lead Car Caravan Across 7th District
On Sunday, April 15, members of grassroots political groups SOMa Action and NJ7 Forward will lead a caravan protest through towns in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional district, which includes parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.
April 6, 2018NEW TAX MARCH AD: Accountant Highlights How The New Tax Law Raises Taxes On Majority of American Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One week out from Tax Day, Tax March is up with a new ad campaign to educate Americans about how the tax bill lines the pockets of the richest Americans by giving 83 percent of the tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent.
April 5, 2018Group opposed to GOP tax law drops $500K on ad campaign ahead of Arizona special election
The Tax March — a nonprofit that is part of the “Not One Penny” progressive coalition — is spending $500,000 on ads criticizing the tax law in the Phoenix media market over the next three weeks.
April 4, 2018National Tax March and Not One Penny Announce Progressive Partner Organizations for Tax March One-Year Anniversary Events
Today, Tax March, in partnership with Not One Penny, announced the progressive partners and grassroots organizations that are hosting more than 100 nationwide events on April 14th and 15th, the weekend before Tax Day, to call on Congress to repeal the TrumpTax.
March 30, 2018The richest Americans get a $33,000 tax break under the GOP tax law. The poorest get $40.
The Republican tax law passed last fall will give the richest 1 percent of Americans an average personal income tax break of about $33,000, while the poorest Americans will receive an average personal income tax break of $40, according to a new study published this week by nonpartisan analysts.
March 15, 2018Liberal group planning more than 100 events the weekend before the tax deadline
The liberal Not One Penny coalition announced Thursday that it plans to hold more than 100 events across the country during the weekend before the tax-filing deadline to press for repeal of President Trump’s tax-cut law.
March 15, 2018House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Will Headline Event to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of the Tax March
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tax March announced today that it will host more than 100 nationwide events on April 14th and 15th, the weekend before Tax Day, to call on Congress to repeal the TrumpTax. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other elected officials will headline events to mark the one-year anniversary of the Tax March, and will discuss the disastrous impact the TrumpTax will have on middle-class families.
March 7, 2018Democrats to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan, seek reversal of GOP tax cuts to finance it
As the White House struggles to finance an ambitious infrastructure plan, Senate Democrats are proposing one alternative — albeit one unlikely to pass muster with President Trump: rolling back the recently passed Republican tax overhaul.
March 1, 2018Nearly half of Americans agree with Nancy Pelosi’s ‘crumbs’ comment, according to a poll by a pro-Trump group
A new poll from a group supportive of President Trump finds nearly half of Americans agree with Pelosi’s comments despite weeks of relentless criticism from GOP leaders.
February 26, 2018Democrats Plan to Craft Tax Law Changes, Van Hollen Says
Van Hollen was speaking on a conference call organized by “Not One Penny,” a liberal advocacy group that’s organized opposition to the new tax law. The purpose of the call was to tout online polling suggesting that when presented with messaging for and against the tax law, opinions tend toward the negative.
February 26, 2018Trump’s Tax Cuts in Hand, Companies Spend More on Themselves Than on Wages
So far, companies are using much of the money for something with a more narrow benefit: buying their own shares.
February 24, 2018Sen. Bernie Sanders uses tax reform to energize Green Bay progressives
On Saturday, Sanders told an estimated 1,000 people at the Weidner Center for a Repeal the Trump Tax rally that voters in the state helped make his radical, presidential agenda more mainstream. Now, he said it’s up to supporters to get involved in politics to continue the fight.
February 24, 2018‘This is not normal’: Glitches mar new tax law
The glitches in the new tax law are starting to pile up. One inadvertently denies restaurants, retailers and others generous new write-offs for things like remodeling.
February 23, 2018Washington’s Fight Over Taxes Is Only Beginning
“If Democrats run from this fight, they will end up regretting it,” said Nicole Gill, executive director of Tax March, an advocacy group that is rallying Democrats and voters to oppose the law. “The fundamentals are on our side on this, and we need to talk about it.”
February 16, 2018Tax cut scoreboard: Workers $6 billion; Shareholders $171 billion
The White House has celebrated the tax cut bonuses unveiled by the likes of Walmart, Bank of America, and Disney. Yet shareholders, not workers, are far bigger direct winners from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
February 15, 2018Sanders will hit Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin to slam tax cuts
The “TrumpTax Tour,” which has already criss-crossed the map calling for a repeal of the law, has drawn potential 2020 contenders like former Missouri Attorney General Jason Kander and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along the way. Nevada Senate candidate Jacky Rosen, who will try to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller in November, joined up in Las Vegas last month.
February 9, 2018Only 13% of business’ tax cuts are going to workers, survey says
Only 13% of companies’ tax cut savings will go to pay raises, bonuses and employee benefits, according to a survey of Morgan Stanley analysts released Thursday. 43% will go to investors in the form of stock buybacks and dividends, the analysts predict.
February 2, 2018Pelosi blasts GOP tax law for impeding budget negotiations
Pelosi blasted the Republican tax law as part of the 100-city “Repeal the TrumpTax Tour” organized by the Tax March, a progressive group formed last year to pressure President Trump to release his tax returns.
February 1, 2018Pelosi: Tax overhaul has cast a ‘dark cloud’ over Washington
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the Republican-approved tax overhaul has cast a “dark cloud” over Washington, threatening future budget negotiations and efforts to prevent another government shutdown. Pelosi spoke before a friendly audience at an event in Cambridge organized by Tax March.
January 30, 2018Companies Are On A Cheap Charm Offensive For Trump’s Tax Bill
Ever since President Donald Trump signed a massive corporate tax cut into law last month, some of the biggest American companies have been touting pay increases as evidence of profits translating into meaningful gains for workers. But there’s a problem with this spin…the benefits they’re now promoting constitute just a tiny fraction those profits.
January 25, 2018Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi visits South Florida to bash Trump and Republican tax law
A cross-generational delegation of congressional Democrats visited Florida Atlantic University on Thursday, hoping to convince an even younger generation — college students — that the new Republican tax law is detrimental to their families and their futures…Billed as a town hall, the event was organized by a national organization Tax March.
January 18, 2018‘He made promises that he didn’t keep’: Laid-off factory workers feel betrayed by Trump
A year after the then-president-elect stood before a crowd of cheering workers and trumpeted a deal to save their jobs…more than 1,500 once-employed residents are now out of work, Indiana union officials say. More than 200 Carrier employees clocked out of their final shift at the plant just last week.
January 13, 2018GOP tax law a one-two punch to charities — and American giving
The end result is a law that does more to promote gifts to pay for a grandchild’s private schooling than it does to encourage the same grandparents to go outside their family and give to the local Boys & Girls Club.
January 8, 2018GOP tax bill faces a hard sell to voters after tough road to passage
Tax March, part of a coalition of groups that initially organized to block the Republican tax bill, is now hoping to capitalize on the overhaul’s unpopularity. Under the banner Not One Penny, it kicked off a cross-country tour on Saturday in Kansas.
December 20, 2017With zero Democratic votes, GOP tax overhaul risks future challenges
“I think in the years ahead, Democrats would be wise to treat this as something that should be rolled back and repealed,” said Tim Hogan, a spokesperson for Tax March, a group that has organized resistance to the bill.
December 20, 2017Repealing the TrumpTax: Day 1
We’ve now entered the next phase of this fight. It’s time to demonstrate the consequences of Republicans turning their backs on working families by voting for this bill. The grassroots outrage is already fierce and we need to keep it going. The fight to repeal the TrumpTax starts now.
December 20, 2017Democrats ready year-long assault against tax cut package
It will also be a key part of a 2018 campaign by the #NotOnePenny coalition, formed by progressives to oppose the tax cut. Next year, the coalition will up its media buy from $5 million to $10 million, hold 100 days of anti-tax cut events, and rally on April 15 in Washington “against tax policy that further rigs the economy in favor of the wealthy.”
December 20, 2017Trump stands to save millions under new tax measure, experts say
President Trump, who won the White House on a wave of populist promises, will likely save millions of dollars, thanks to Congress’s approval of a tax plan he pledged was designed for the middle class.
December 16, 2017Last-Minute Real Estate Tax Break In GOP Bill Will Benefit Trump
President Donald Trump has made tens of millions of dollars of a specific kind of income that could be subjected to a last-minute tax break inserted into the Republicans’ tax legislation released Friday, according to federal records reviewed by International Business Times. The same is true for Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker.
December 15, 2017Reimagining the Tax Code, Getting There with Grassroots Activism
The House and the Senate have reached an agreement on the final GOP tax bill and plan to vote on it sometime next week. However, there’s still aggressive mobilization against the legislation, fueled by progressive organizations like the Not One Penny and Stop the #GOPTaxScam coalitions; Indivisible; and Americans for Tax Fairness.
December 14, 2017Last-Ditch Effort to Sway Senator on Tax Bill Involves Personal Pleas
As a group of progressive activists and constituents prepared for a 15-minute meeting on Wednesday with Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, they sat in the lobby of her office and developed a last-ditch strategy to persuade her to vote against the $1.5 trillion tax bill barreling through Congress: tears.
December 12, 2017Congressional Republicans in advanced talks to reduce the tax rate for top earners to 37 percent as part of final tax bill
Senior Republican negotiators were close to reaching a deal Tuesday to reduce the tax rate for high-income households from 39.6 percent to 37 percent, blowing past political concerns about aiding the rich in order to ease passage of a $1.5 trillion tax package.
December 7, 2017Trump’s Middle-Class Tax Pledges Go Unfulfilled in Senate Bill
President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders are on the brink of achieving their top priority, centerpiece tax legislation, but only after a series of inaccurate claims and broken promises.
November 30, 2017From phone campaigns to screaming street protests, Republicans are “under siege” over their tax plan
Americans for Tax Fairness and Not One Penny, another organizing group opposing the Republican tax plan, built coalitions of more than 100 other groups coordinated to oppose the GOP’s tax agenda.
November 26, 2017Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds
The Senate Republican tax plan gives substantial tax cuts and benefits to Americans earning more than $100,000 a year, while the nation’s poorest would be worse off, according to a report released Sunday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
November 20, 2017“We have to kill it in the Senate”: how liberal activists think they can kill the tax bill
Progressive Democratic activist groups have been strategizing their plan of attack on a Republican tax bill for months. Now they’ve been given extra ammunition.
November 19, 2017Republican Sen. Susan Collins: ‘I want to see changes’ in Senate tax bill
A key moderate Senate Republican said the Senate’s tax bill needs revisions before it is put to a vote. “I want to see changes in that bill, and I think there will be changes,” Sen. Susan Collins of Maine told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday.
November 16, 2017Trump and his family could save more than $1 billion under House tax bill
Trump and his heirs potentially could save more than $1 billion overall under the GOP tax proposal that the House of Representatives passed Thursday, with most of that amount coming from a repeal of the estate tax.
November 12, 2017More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes
More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week urging Republican lawmakers not to cut their taxes. The wealthy Americans — including doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and chief executives — say the GOP is making a mistake by reducing taxes on the richest families.
November 2, 2017‘Major, Major’ Tax Cut May Not Be in Store for Middle Class
WASHINGTON — The House Republican tax bill is a clear windfall for corporate America and a roll of the dice for the middle-class families that President Trump promised would be the centerpiece of his economic agenda.
October 18, 2017Overbrook farmer puts face on opposition to Kansas, federal trickle-down tax policy
Overbrook farmer Mike Fawl, a Republican who resides in a conservative community and deeply red state, is featured in a national advertising campaign by the left-leaning organization Not One Penny, which is opposed to the GOP plan.
October 11, 2017Op-Ed from Nick Hanauer: A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy
The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big corporations and rich guys like me. In fact, if I were Benevolent Dictator, I would substantially raise taxes on myself and my wealthy friends. Why? It is the only way to sustainably grow the economy, boost productivity, increase business opportunities, and create more and better jobs.
October 11, 2017Opponents of GOP tax plan rally in Harrisburg ahead of President Trump’s visit
Hours before President Donald Trump is set to promote the Republican tax cut plan at an event near Harrisburg, opponents of that proposal rallied outside the state Capitol, blasting the GOP plan as one that would help the country’s wealthiest citizens and hurt its most vulnerable. Chanting “not one penny” and framed by giant, inflatable chickens with golden locks, advocates for disabled residents and an economist from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, a left-leaning think tank, said the president and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax plan won’t work.
October 5, 2017Op-Ed from Tom Steyer: I’m a billionaire. Please raise my taxes
As a billionaire, I would profit substantially from the tax cuts proposed last week by President Trump and the Republican Party. But I am strongly opposed to even one more penny in cuts for rich people and corporations. My reason is simple: Tax cuts for the rich defund the critical public programs on which American families depend.
September 28, 2017Lobbyists Rally to Save Tax Breaks Under Threat in Trump Plan
WASHINGTON — Republicans’ release of a sweeping plan to rewrite the tax code has set off a scramble among Washington lobbyists and trade groups to protect valuable tax breaks and other long-ingrained provisions.
September 27, 2017Millionaire Mnuchin spearheads tax scheme to give Trump’s Cabinet $1 billion
The Trump administration is kicking off its campaign to give multimillionaires like Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife huge tax cuts that do nothing to help millions of ordinary Americans out to dry.
September 25, 2017Op-Ed: Americans won’t accept tax cuts for the wealthy
By: Nicole Gill, Executive Director, Tax March This week, while Republicans in the Senate take one last shot at scratching their seven-year itch to take health care away from 30 million Americans, the ‘Gang of Six’ is expected to (at long last) share their tax framework. Why are Republicans so fixated on ramming through the disastrous Graham-Cassidy bill? It’s a critical component of their scheme to take the billions in savings from kicking millions off their insurance and use it to give the top one percent of earners even more tax breaks.
September 6, 2017Activists Get Personal to Derail Trump Tax Cuts
“The campaign is pretty simple,” Nicole Gill, executive director of one group in the coalition, Tax March, said in an interview. “We have one demand: Not one penny in tax cuts go to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations. That’s it.”
September 6, 2017Liberal group targets ND senators on day of Trump tax speech
A liberal group is running a television ad on Wednesday in North Dakota urging the state’s senators to oppose tax cuts for the wealthy as President Trump visits the state to push for a tax-code overhaul.
September 2, 2017Progressive groups urge Democrat not to support Trump’s tax reform goals
A series of progressive groups are launching a campaign calling on constituents to urge Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) to support tax policies that benefit the middle class after he broke with his party to corporate tax cuts last month. The groups — which include Not One Penny, MoveOn, Indivisible and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee — announced on Saturday a five-figure television campaign in Ryan’s congressional district.
August 11, 2017In push for ‘tax reform,’ wealthy conservative groups hope to avoid health debate’s mistakes. They may be repeating them.
A coalition of some of the wealthiest forces in conservative politics is kicking off a major TV and ground campaign this month to drive momentum for a historic tax overhaul. The issue is now the GOP’s top legislative priority this fall, following the failure to enact an overhaul of the nation’s health-care laws.
August 3, 2017Liberals launch ‘Not One Penny’ campaign in effort to stop Trump tax cuts
A new progressive coalition, the Not One Penny campaign, is launching today to build opposition to any Republican tax reform plan that lowers rates on corporations or the very wealthy.
May 19, 2017The American health care act: an $800,000 annual tax cut for Greg Gianforte
President Donald Trump ran on a campaign platform of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and since 2010, when the bill was passed, the United States Congress has taken more than 60 votes to repeal the legislation. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is the current legislative vehicle Republicans in Congress have developed to repeal the ACA. Yet critics of the bill – including health care experts, patient groups, senior groups, and groups representing doctors, nurses, and hospitals — warn that it would throw millions off insurance and remove critical health care protections without sufficient replacement provisions to protect the livelihood of millions of Americans.
April 17, 2017Tax day protesters demand Trump release his tax returns
WASHINGTON — Thousands of protesters gathered in cities nationwide Saturday for Tax Day rallies and marches, carrying signs demanding that President Trump release his tax returns
April 16, 2017‘We do care’: tax march protesters call on Trump to release tax returns in rallies across U.S.
Chicago (AP) — President Donald Trump says “someone should look into who paid” for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns. Trump tweeted Sunday: “I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?
April 15, 201722 tax march signs that deserve some kind of award
Who knew there were this many tax-related puns?
April 15, 2017How the tax march echoed the 2009 tea party rallies
Thousands of people marched in cities around the country to demand that President Trump release his tax returns on Tax Day, in a demonstration that echoed the 2009 tax rallies that launched the Tea Party movement
April 15, 2017 Hundreds call for Trump to release tax returns at Minnesota state capitol rally
Several hundred people gathered on the Minnesota State Capitol steps Saturday to call for sterner oversight of political financing and conflicts of interest. Many carried signs demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and divest of his business holdings.
April 15, 2017The tax march: protesters around the country call on Trump to release his tax returns
Some wore shirts with an image of President Trump as the Monopoly mascot hauling a bag of money. Others taunted the president with signs that said they would show him their taxes, if he showed them his. And in front of a few thousand people on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol there was an oversized inflatable chicken with hair resembling Trump’s, suggesting the president is “too chicken” to release his taxes to the public.
April 15, 2017Thousands at rallies demand Trump release tax returns
Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.
April 15, 2017Thousands crowd Daley plaza for tax day march to demand Trump release tax returns
Though attendance fell well short of the women’s march in January, the downtown Tax Day protest rally demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns drew a large number of protesters who marched half a mile to Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday. City officials didn’t provide a crowd total for the march, but organizers estimated between 2,000 and 4,000 people piled into Daley Plaza — one of the numerous such protests taking place in about 150 cities — where demonstrators heard guest speakers rebuke the president and where families snapped selfies with the inflatable golden-haired “Chicken Don” mascot.
April 15, 2017Thousands march in Los Angeles to demand release of Trump tax returns
Several thousand anti-Trump protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to demand the president release his tax returns. The peaceful demonstration was one of dozens of “tax marches,” held in cities around the country on the traditional deadline for filing federal income tax returns
April 15, 2017Trump steers clear of ‘tax march’ as hundreds protest near mar-a-lago
PALM BEACH —Several hundred protesters got within sight — and perhaps earshot — of Mar-a-Lago on Saturday afternoon to demand President Donald Trump release his income tax returns as anti-Trump demonstrators participated in a series of nationwide marches. Trump, whose Easter weekend visit is the seventh Palm Beach trip of his presidency, stayed clear of the demonstration outside his tropical White House.