Mayor Peduto Joins Labor and Community Leaders for Roundtable on the Impact of the TrumpTax in Pittsburgh
Labor Leaders Take to City Hall to Oppose Raising Taxes on Working Families
Event Continues Nationwide Tour Shining a Light on Republican Tax Hikes on the Middle Class
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PITTSBURGH, PA — On Wednesday, March 21, at 10:00 AM EST, Mayor William Peduto will join labor and community leaders, elected officials, small business owners, tax experts, and affected families for a roundtable discussion on the TrumpTax’s disastrous impact on Pittsburgh’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 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 Pennsylvania, the impact of the TrumpTax will be highly skewed toward the already-wealthy. According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the richest Pennsylvanians will see the largest tax benefits while lower-income individuals will see tax hikes.
After Wednesday’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 Virginia, Georgia, and Maine.
Roundtable on the Devastating Effects of the TrumpTax in Pennsylvania
Mayor William Peduto
Sam Williamson, 32BJ SEIU
Diana Polson, PA Budget and Policy Center
Connie Cavara, MomsRising
Andrea Purse, Advisor for Not One Penny
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Pittsburgh City Hall
Mayor’s Conference Room
414 Grant St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Members of the media planning to attend should email Allison Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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