Check this out. This is a media report from a newspaper in Arlington, Virginia:
“One would expect that most demonstrations outside IRS headquarters in D.C. involve calls for lower taxes. This afternoon, however, congressional candidate Del. Patrick Hope (D) held a press conference outside the IRS to call for higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.”
Around this time of year, the right tries to dominate the news with an anti-government message. But not this year. PCCC co-founder Adam Green announced on MSNBC that progressives are fighting back:
“This week as Paul Ryan is talking about lowering taxes on millionaires, and cutting corporate tax rates, and cutting programs that would benefit jobs and education, we have progressive candidates across the country who are actively saying let’s have millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share so that we can fund massive jobs and education programs.”
At media events across the nation, progressive candidates for Congress went on offense — delivering 36,000 petitions and calling on their opponents to support requiring millionaires to pay their fair share in taxes in order to invest in education and jobs. And their efforts paid off. Progressive candidates generated local and national news — changing the conversation around Tax Day.
Then, six of these candidates joined the PCCC for a Tax Day national media call with Rep. Raul Grijalva, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus in Congress to lay out a progressive vision for the country. Click here to listen!
We also made news in the Washington Post, the LA Times, Politico, NBC, and local papers from Maine to Wisconsin.
Imagine having these people in Congress!