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For Immediate Release

Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, or Rachel Tardiff, 202-746-1507,

1,500 Rally to Demand Congress Raise the Minimum Wage, Cut Corporate Tax Breaks to Address Rampant Income Inequality


This Monday, more than 1,500 people will gather outside of the Capitol to protest the growing chasm between rich and poor Americans and call for action from Congress. Immediate demands include a raise in the minimum wage and cuts to corporate tax breaks, both key causes of rising economic inequality and the result of Congressional lawmakers who cater to out of control corporate interests. The event will come right as Congress returns from a two-week recess.

What: Rally to demand Congress address rampant income inequality by raising the minimum wage and ending tax breaks for wealthy corporations.

Who: 1,500 concerned workers and members of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, National People's Action, the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, and OurDC. Speakers will include Rep. Keith Ellison and spokespeople from each of the above organizations.

When: 12:15 pm, Monday, April 28.

Where: Upper Senate Park, Capitol Grounds.

Visuals: 1,500 workers in front of the Capitol protesting income inequality, puppets of corporate lobbyists swarming a 10 foot high Capitol building puppet, and workers carrying signs promoting working people and protesting the growing chasm between rich and poor Americans.

For interviews with members of National People's Action, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, or the Restaurant Opportunities Center, or with George Goehl, Ai-jen Poo, or Saru Jayaraman, please contact Molly Haigh at 907-750-1999 or

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