Campaign will be kicked off by a week of action to hold Republicans accountable for their refusal to back popular and necessary economic policies.
Harrisburg, PA — [On Monday], the 99% PA campaign joined a nationwide campaign first reported by CNBC that’s being kicked off with a week of action calling on Republicans and all members of Congress to choose everyday Americans and pass Biden’s Build Back Better agenda by making the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share. We are calling on Representative Brian Fitzpatrick to tax the rich, who have only gotten richer during the pandemic, in order for Pennsylvanians to pay less for prescription drugs and out-of-pocket health care costs; get dental, hearing, and vision as part of Medicare; pay less for child care; get paid family and medical leave, and so much more that our working families need. The choice should be clear.
Poll after poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly support the Democrats’ economic agenda: 70 percent of voters across party lines are in favor of the Build Back Better agenda, and 77 percent of those voters support raising taxes on corporations that don’t pay their fair share.
Jeff Garis, Federal Campaigns and Program Director, 99% PA Campaign commented:
“Congress has a clear choice: side with American families, or side with big corporations and the rich. Representative Fitzpatrick is taking the side of billionaires and big corporations instead of listening to their constituents and supporting President Biden’s economic agenda. President Biden wants to cut costs for families by lowering prescription drug prices, expanding Medicare coverage, making child care more affordable, providing paid family and medical leave, and investing in good-paying jobs that benefit working Pennsylvanians. Lawmakers have a clear choice: stand with everyday Americans or stand with the ultra-rich who don’t pay their fair share.”
Alongside an in-district digital ad campaign, the 99% PA campaign will be putting the spotlight on Bucks County and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick with a mobile billboard in the afternoon and light projection at 6:45PM in Doylestown on Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, a virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 23th at 7PM, and a rally outside of Rep. Fitzpatrick’s office in Langhorne and aerial banner flyover on Friday at noon. Several organizations including CASA, MomsRising, Indivisible Bucks County, and Rise Up Doylestown will be joining in solidarity.
Week of Monday, September 20, 2021
Convened by Tax March and The 99% Pennsylvania campaign of the Pennsylvania Budget & Policy Center
Full-page print ads in the Bucks County Courier Times
Mobile billboard truck in Doylestown | 1PM – 9PM
The truck will be driving around the Doylestown area and will be on hand for the “Build Back Better! Tax the Rich!” action in the early evening.
“Build Back Better! Tax the Rich!” action | 6:45PM – 7:45PM
Location: 50 N. Main St., Doylestown (at the intersection of N. Main St., Court St., & Shewell Ave.)
Bucks County residents & allies will gather outside in the center of Doylestown, calling on Rep. Fitzpatrick to support the Build Back Better plan, including funding it by making the wealthiest people & corporations start paying their fair share. A light projection will take place, and the mobile billboard truck will be on hand for the action. There will be a brief program, with comments from local officials and advocacy leaders.
Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1gwLoxljj
“Invest in US by Building Back Better!” virtual town hall meeting | 7-8PM
FB Event Page: https://fb.me/e/1O98GY3xT
Register here: https://bit.ly/InvestInUsBuildBackBetter
The 99% Pennsylvania campaign and We The People – PA are hosting a virtual town hall meeting — “Invest in US by Building Back Better” — where the focus will be on the importance of not only getting President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda passed but also equitably & efficiently distributing the $7 billion in American Rescue Plan funding previously allocated to our state government to help people and businesses harmed by the pandemic. Join us online for this important discussion with elected officials & community leaders, learning about what’s at stake and making sure that we get the policies, programs, and funding that we need and deserve so that everyone thrives!
“Tax the Rich! Build Back Better!” aerial banner | late morning/early afternoon
A plane will be flying over lower Bucks County, pulling a logo board featuring a banner that reads, “TAX THE RICH”, and a trailing text reading: “Build Back Better”. The plane will fly for 4 hours in the late morning & early afternoon over Langhorne, where Rep. Fitzpatrick’s district office and home are located.
“Build Back Better in Bucks, Brian Fitzpatrick!” action | 12-1PM
Location: Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s District Office, 1717 Langhorne Newtown Rd, Suite 225, Langhorne
Bucks County residents & allies will gather outside Rep. Fitzpatrick’s office in Langhorne, calling on him to support the Build Back Better plan, including funding it by making the wealthiest people & corporations start paying their fair share. The “Tax the Rich! Build Back Better!” aerial banner will be flying overhead during the action.
The 99% Pennsylvania is a campaign convened by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, calling on Congress to take action to advance the well-being of the vast majority of Americans. It’s time for Congress to do something for the rest of us—the 99%.
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