Judge Clay Jenkins to Hold Dallas Press Conference on the TrumpTax’s Texas Impact

Event Continues Nationwide Tour Shining a Light on Republican Tax Hikes on Middle-Class Families

30-ft Tall Inflatable Tax March Chicken Comes to Dallas

Thursday, March 8, 2018


DALLAS, Texas — On Friday, March 9 at 11:15 AM CST, Judge Clay Jenkins will join tax experts and affected families for a press conference on the TrumpTax’s disastrous impact on Texas’s working families. The event continues a nationwide tour to shed light on the devastating repercussions of Republican tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations at the expense of working families.

The event will also feature the 30-ft inflatable Tax March Chicken, which will call out Congressional Republicans for being too chicken to oppose raising taxes on middle-class families to give billions to their wealthy donors.

The fallout from the TrumpTax will be devastating, with The Tax Policy Center finding that 92 million middle-income families across America will pay more in taxes, while the richest 0.1 percent will get a nearly $150,000 tax break. Moveover, millions of Americans will see a 10 percent increase in health insurance premiums and our commitment to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will be undermined.

In Texas, the impact of the TrumpTax will be highly skewed toward the already-wealthy. According to a study by Angelou Economics of Austin, the richest Texans will see a tax benefit while 95 percent of Texas families will see an overall increase in their tax burden, leading to a statewide economic loss of $3.4 billion.

After Friday’s event, the 100-day tour will continue hosting events around the country, featuring senators, congressional representatives, local elected officials, and people affected by the law. The tour will continue with stops in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Friday’s event is free and open to the public.


Press Conference on the Devastating Effects of the TrumpTax in Texas

Judge Clay Jenkins
Rev. Dr. Sheron Patterson, Senior Pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church
Laura Leeman, Little Lobbyists
Elected officials
Tax experts and community leaders
Donny, the Tax March Chicken

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:15 AM CST

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy,
Dallas, TX 75201
*East Lawn between N Olive Street and N Pearl Street

Members of the media planning to attend should email Allison Walter at press@notonepenny.org.

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