tax equity

Iowans rally for fairness on Tax Day

These are Tax Day 2014 remarks by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator at a rally outside the Federal Building in Des Moines. To view photos of both Tax Day events in Des Moines, click here.

Good Afternoon, Friends.

RI for Tax Equity

Since 1996 RI's wealthiest citizens have gotten four tax breaks.  The intent of this was to help create jobs and stimulate our economy.  It didn't work.  These tax bills (H-5751 and S-527) raise the income tax rate by 2% for people making over $250,000 a year.  These increased funds will help RI educate the population so there is a good pool of workers for prospective employers and build a stronger infrastructure.  Attached are some resources to help you learn more about this important topic and get involved in the campaign.  Here is a link to the

Impact of tax cuts chart

Graph of tax rate vs unemployment rate.

Tax Equity Bills explained

basic information on the tax equity bills.

Talking Points - RITE

Talking points in support of Tax Equity bills

RI State House Watch March 4 edition

An update of events and hearings at the RI State House

RI State House Watch March 25 edition

A list of issues AFSC is following at the RI State House with  notice of public hearings, background information and links to bill texts.

Calling On Corporations to Pay their Fair Share

 On April 17, 2012, Tax Day over 150 area residents stood up, marched and placed the blame for the U.S.’s economic suffering directly where it belonged. The action recognized the causes of our problems, which are:

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