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Senator Bernie Sanders to Headline ‘Protecting Working Families Tour’ Opposing Republican Tax Cuts for Big Corporations and the Wealthy

Senator Sanders will join ‘Not One Penny’ and MoveOn.org for Rallies in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join ‘Not One Penny’ and MoveOn.org Civic Action on the four-stop ‘Protecting Working Families Tour’ to oppose the harmful Republican plan to give billions in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.

At stops in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, Senator Sanders will rally local residents and community leaders against Republican attempts to further rig the system in favor of the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of working families.

The tour is the latest effort by progressive activists to stop the Republican plan to raise taxes on working families. On November 15, Senator Sanders led a call with MoveOn that 11,000 activists and organizers dialed into, with 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.

Organizations working to stop the Republican tax plan have driven 100,000+ emails to Congress and more than 20,000 calls.

Recent analysis 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.”


Friday, December 1 – Louisville, Kentucky

Saturday, December 2 – Dayton, Ohio

Saturday, December 2 – Akron, Ohio

Sunday, December 3 – Reading, Pennsylvania

For more information, please contact press@notonepenny.org.