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Send cameras: protest today, 1pm, Newseum

No Tax Cuts For Millionaires and Corporations Paid for by Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Education, and Middle Class Priorities


This afternoon at the Newseum, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short will be appearing at a Koch network-sponsored event at the Newseum to espouse the virtues of Republican tax cuts. Based on Republican budget proposals, we know that any large tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations will be paid for by drastic cuts to priorities for working families, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and public education.

Concerned Americans, including people who will be directly impacted by cuts to services, will rally outside the event and share their objections.

WHO: Concerned Americans, including people impacted by cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and public education

WHERE: in front of the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC

WHEN: TODAY (Monday, July 31) at 1:00 PM (the Mnuchin event begins at 1:30 PM)

RSVP or for more information:
TJ Helmstetter,, 973-464-9224

Impacted people will share their stories via bullhorn, and interview opportunities will be available. Participants will be holding brightly colored signs.

Sponsoring organizations include Americans for Tax Fairness, American Family Voices, Americans for Financial Reform/Take On Wall Street, the Tax March, The ARC of the United States, and Public Citizen.

Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse campaign of more than 420 national, state and local endorsing organizations united in support of a fair tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This requires big corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes, not to live by their own set of rules.

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