Fed up with billionaires not paying their fair share?

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Dear Friends,

Can you join us in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon to raise the call to “Tax the Ultra-Rich NOW”? Get details & RSVP here!

We’re co-hosting a Philly Wealth Tax People’s Hearing outside City Hall beginning at 1:00 on Wednesday, September 21st, and we’d love to have you join us for a short rally and an open-air “Tax the Ultra-Rich NOW Fest,” with a drum squad, a giant inflatable corporate “fat cat” named Mr. Rigs, cool swag, and an opportunity to record your video testimony in support of making billionaires pay their fair share!

PBPC recently released a report with national allies—Billionaires Buying Elections: How the Nation’s Wealthiest Translate Economic Power Into Political Clout—which details how the ultra-rich are using their under-taxed wealth to elect January 6th insurrectionists and other right-wing extremists. Pennsylvania’s richest billionaire, Wall Street trader Jeffrey Yass, is cited in the report for giving more than $28.5 million to far-right candidates running in 2022 primaries.

It’s time to make the ultra-rich pay an effective tax rate that’s at least equal to what working people pay on their wages, which is why we’re partnering with the Tax the Ultra-Rich Now! (TURN) national campaign. and our friends at the Tax the Rich PHL coalition to co-host Wednesday’s action.

Can you join us on Wednesday afternoon, on the south side of Philadelphia City Hall (Broad Street & South Penn Square) to call on our elected officials to Tax the Ultra-Rich NOW? Raise your voice, and spread the word!

In solidarity,

The PBPC team

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The 99% Pennsylvania is a campaign of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, focused on advancing federal policies that will benefit the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians. Ali Feldman is the federal organizing associate for the campaign.

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