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Ellis Goldberg, EllisG237@aol.com 925 451 4303 / 925 831 8355
Our actions mold public opinion which is the ultimate determining factor in a democracy.
99%er National Day of Action: APRIL 17 – Walnut Creek
Honoring the Patriotic Americans Who Pay Their Fair Share
Across the country MoveOn and allied organizations are taking action on April 17th because it is the last day that Americans can mail in their fair share to provide revenue for all that good government does to protect and empower us. On Tuesday, April 17 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Walnut Creek at 2070 North Broadway north of Ygnacio Valley Rd a colorful and patriotic rally will be staged in front of Walnut Creek Main Post Office (see map) to thank those mailing returns for chipping in their fair share.
In honor of the celebration Betsy Rose, the well known singer and songwriter and member of the Occupellas, will be leading us in song and will be joining cheerleaders thanking the taxpayers, lots of people in Uncle Sam hats, waving American flags and carrying signs. There will also be free bumper stickers, street theater and a fact sheet.
If you are patriotic, please join us in celebrating those who pay their fair share. Please wear red, white and blue, bring an American flag and bring a sign.
This will be a Civil Obedience Action in that we will comply with all laws, stay out of the way of those doing business at the post office and away from traffic.
WHY DO THIS?
Our government provides protection and empowerment for all of us, without which our society stops being civilized. Today is the day that we are asked to support the country we want America to be. The revenue will be used for education, infrastructure, research and development, all vital ingredients for reviving the economy. It will be used to rebuild the American Dream and make sure the next generations of Americans have the opportunities they deserve. The purpose of this action is to demonstrate that the 99% will not stand by while government is shrunk until it can be drowned, while protecting loopholes and investment havens for the wealthiest individuals and corporations. This is not what America should be about.
On April 17th we will remind people that:
- PAYING YOUR FAIR SHARE IS PATRIOTIC.
- Funding lobbyists to create legislation full of loopholes is UNPATRIOTIC.
- Stashing money off shore to avoid paying your company’s fair share is desertion of one's responsibility to country and UNPATRIOTIC.
- 30 of the largest corporations in America do not pay income tax, they are UNPATRIOTIC. They made profits of $160 B while getting refunds of $10.7 B.
- Tying executive compensation to tax avoidance is UNPATRIOTIC. In 25 of the largest companies CEO compensation exceeded taxes paid.
If you are patriotic, please join us in
announcing it to the community.
If you would like to participate in Tuesday April 17th's action please contact one of the MoveOn Organizers and remember to wear red, white and blue. If you would like to participate in this action please contact one of the MoveOn Organizers, we welcome other organizations and individuals. Please distribute this invitation to your lists. The media is invited.
Central Contra Costa MoveOn Coordinator, Sheilah Fish, and Tri-Valley MoveON Coordinator, Karen Beck, invite all to “=ear red, white and blue, bring an American flag and bring a sign. We'll have some but yours might be better. Some suggestions include:
Taxes are an
investment in America
I paid my fair share,
what about the 1%?
pay their fair share
Fair taxes for a
Taxpayers who pay their fair share support our country
Don't lobby for loopholes
Tell Our Senators to Ditch the loopholes
ZERO % TAX CLUB
Member company logos here
Short walk on Ygnacio Valley Rd East from BART to the Post Office