SOURCE: MoveOn.org

MoveOn.org

April 18, 2011 07:37 ET

MoveOn.Org: On Tax Day New Yorkers Demand: "Make Them Pay"

Public Protest of Corporate Tax Dodging Is Today

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) -

WHAT:
"Make Them Pay" Tax Day Protest

WHEN:
12:30pm – Monday, April 18, 2011

WHERE:
Bryant Park, corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue

WHO:
NYC members of MoveOn.org and NYC citizens

VISUALS:
Photo & Video Opportunities of Citizens' Mock Trial

  • In this street theatre "Citizens' Court of Decency,"tax-shy corporations and billionaires will be tried for "crimes against the community."

  • Participants at "Make Them Pay" event to deliver tax bill to Bank of America, symbolically close the tax loopholes, and disgorge the corporations and billionaires that are on trial of their selfishly withheld taxes.

  • Citizens will make their charges and defendants will respond. Citizens pronounce their verdict and the judge declares the sentence. Citizens then dramatically carry out the sentence, singing original cabaret songs, as defendants are made to pay into our public coffer. The event culminates with delivery of a tax bill to Bank of America headquarters located across the street.

On Monday, April 18, Tax Day, New York City residents will protest outside the headquarters of Bank of America and urge them to pay their fair share of taxes. Sponsored by MoveOn.org Political Action, the event is part of a nationwide Tax Day campaign called "Make Them Pay."

Events similar to the one in New York will be taking place all over the country targeting "The Deadbeat Dozen" -- GE, Bank of America, Google, BP, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Boeing, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Goldman Sachs and Chase -- wealthy corporations and individuals that are doing everything possible to avoid paying taxes.

MoveOn.org Political Action is a political action committee powered by 5 million progressive Americans. We believe in the power of small donors and grassroots action to elect progressive leaders to office and to advance a progressive agenda. We do not accept any donations over $5,000, and the average donation to MoveOn.org Political Action is under $100.

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