Senator Bernie Sanders to Join Repeal the TrumpTax Tour
Sanders Will Headline Rallies in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Washington, D.C. — Next week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join the Repeal the TrumpTax Tour and headline rallies in Cedar Rapids, IA, Green Bay, WI, and Lansing, MI, to pressure lawmakers to repeal Republicans’ unpopular tax plan.
Joining the 100-day, nationwide tour that launched last month, Senator Sanders will rally alongside community leaders and grassroots activists holding Republicans accountable for voting in favor of a law that overwhelmingly benefits the top 1 percent.
Senator Sanders previously headlined the “Protect Working Families” tour hosted by Not One Penny with rallies in Louisville, KY, Dayton and Akron, OH, and Reading, PA. At the events next week, Senator Sanders and progressive grassroots organizers will continue mobilizing constituents opposed to the Republican tax plan that raises taxes on 92 million middle-class families and strips health care from 13 million people.
“First, we had the Trump tax plan, one of the worst pieces of legislation in the modern history of our country,” said Senator Bernie Sanders. “Now, it’s a morally bankrupt budget that pays for his huge tax breaks for the rich and large corporations by slashing Medicaid by $1.3 trillion, cutting Medicare by $554 billion and slicing $10 billion from the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. This budget is nothing less than a major transfer of wealth from the middle class and working families to the top 1 percent and large corporations. We must stand together across this country and fight for a progressive agenda that works for all Americans, not just a wealthy few.”
“We are hitting the road again with Senator Sanders to stand up to the billionaire class that is further rigging our economy,” said Nicole Gill, Tax March Executive Director and a Not One Penny coalition member. “The TrumpTax is nothing more than a looting of the middle class to line the pockets of wealthy corporations. We are taking our message across the country because we know the American people are sick of the well-connected being catered to at the expense of working families.”
Details for the three events are included below. Members of the media planning to attend should email Ryan Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 50 2nd Ave Bridge, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
WHEN: Friday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM CST
WHERE: Weidner Center for Performing Arts (Cofrin Family Hall) 2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311
WHEN: Saturday, February 24th at 7:00 PM CST
WHERE: Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
WHEN: Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 PM CST
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