At 700 Events Across the Country, Constituents Continue Rallying Against Republicans’ Wildly Unpopular Tax Plan
Public Opposition Continues to Grow as Republicans Push Bill Through Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, December 11, 2017
Washington, D.C. — With the Trump administration and Republican leadership pushing a last-ditch effort to salvage their disastrous tax plan, constituents continue rallying against efforts to give massive tax cuts to millionaires and wealthy corporations at their expense. Over the past two months, the Not One Penny coalition has coordinated nearly 700 events from coast to coast, mobilizing thousands of everyday Americans opposing the bill.
Recent polling shows that a majority of Americans oppose Republicans’ tax plans, including large majorities who believe that the plan helps corporations and the wealthy instead of the middle class. With large rallies and protests in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and other states across the country, everyday Americans are sending a clear message to Republicans in Congress: We will hold you accountable for your votes to raise our taxes and take our health care away.
“Despite the public outcry and groundswell of opposition against their toxic tax plan, Republicans in Congress continue pushing forward a bill their constituents overwhelmingly oppose,”said Nicole Gill, Executive Director of Tax March. “This weekend alone, we saw thousands of people rally from coast to coast against a plan that will raise taxes on 83 million middle-class families, strip health care from 13 million people, and target public services working people rely on. The American people will not be fooled by Republicans’ schemes, and we will continue speaking out against these efforts to take from the middle class to give to millionaires.”
A list of some of the upcoming events can be found here. Below are key clips of grassroots actions from across the nation.
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CNN: Jeff Flake debates GOP tax plan with voter on a plane
CBS News: GOP tax reform – Students chant “kill the bill”
Bangor Daily News: Protesters voice anger over tax bill outside Susan Collins’ Bangor home
Daily Orange: Protesters rally outside Rep. Katko’s office, bringing along a giant chicken resembling President Donald Trump
FOX Louisville: More than 100 people rally in Louisville to oppose Trump’s new tax plan
Maine Beacon: King, Pingree celebrated, Poliquin shunned returning to Maine on midnight flight
NBC Charlottesville, VA: Activists Protest Republican-Backed Tax Bill in Shenandoah Valley
NBC Louisville: Protesters rally against proposed GOP tax plan
NBC Oklahoma City: Rally held in opposition of federal tax bills
The News-Herald: Opponents of proposed GOP tax plan assemble in Painesville
Oswego Daily News: Rally Held Opposing GOP Tax Plan
Virginia Public Radio: Citizens Rally in Harrisonburg Against GOP Tax Plan