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Senator Bernie Sanders to headline ‘Protecting Working Families’ rally in Louisville Friday

On Friday, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join ‘Not One Penny‘ and MoveOn.org Civic Action at Louisville’s Galt House Hotel for the first rally of the four-stop ‘Protecting Working Families Tour’ to oppose the Republican tax plan.

The tour is the latest effort by activists to stop the Republican plan. On November 15, Senator Sanders led a call with MoveOn with 11,000 activists and organizers, and thousands more participating online. Combined, the Not One Penny coalition and its partners have coordinated more than 500 events in at least 40 states between October and December 2017. In addition, organizations working to stop the Republican tax plan have driven 100,000+ emails to Congress and more than 20,000 calls.

Bernie Sanders

Additional stops on the Protect Working Families Tour include Dayton and Akron, Ohio, Dec. 2,a nd Reading, Pennsylvania Dec. 3.

Recent analysis by the Tax Policy Center shows that more than 87 million middle-class families would see tax increases under the Republican plan, while the top 1 percent would see an average tax cut of $32,510.

“This legislation goes well beyond taxes. If passed, the Republicans will then rediscover the ‘deficit crisis,’ and push aggressively for massive cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education, nutrition, affordable housing and more. That is why I am going on the road this week to talk directly to working people. If we stand together we can defeat this horrific bill,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said.

“Republicans in Congress are railroading a tax bill that would raise taxes on half of all taxpayers and repeal vital pieces of the Affordable Care Act — leaving 13 million Americans without health care coverage — all in order to give huge tax breaks to giant corporations,” said Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action. “The public is understandably strongly opposed to this outrageous attempt to rob poor and middle-class families to line the pockets of big corporations and billionaires—and MoveOn members across the country are proud to be on the front lines of the effort to kill this dangerous tax bill.”

“At hundreds of events across the country people have shown that they don’t want this terrible plan that gives tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and wealthy corporations,” said Nicole Gill, Executive Director of Tax March. “The ‘Protecting Working Families Tour’ will continue to show Republicans just how fed up Americans are with rules written by and for the wealthy.”


Rally to oppose Republican tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations
with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kentucky Residents Affected by Trump’s Tax Cuts, Louisville Community Leaders

Galt House Hotel
140 North 4th St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.

From Not One Penny

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