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Leaders Schumer and Pelosi Join Members of Congress and Patriotic Millionaires for Rally Against GOP Tax Plans

Rally Comes as House Republicans are Set to Vote on Disastrous Tax Plan, Which Benefits the Wealthy and Well-Connected at the Expense of Working Families.


On Wednesday, with House Republicans set to vote on their disastrous plan that gives tax breaks to the richest Americans and wealthy corporations, The Patriotic Millionaires and Not One Penny are hosting a rally at the U.S. Capitol with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Jeff Merkley, Representatives Joseph Crowley, Rosa DeLauro, Debbie Dingell, Lloyd Doggett, Keith Ellison, Pramila Jayapal, Barbara Lee, Alan Lowenthal, and Jerrold Nadler, leaders from progressive organizations, and constituents harmed by the devastating proposal.

Speakers at the rally will also demand that Trump release his tax returns so the American people know just how much he stands to gain from Republican tax plans that overwhelmingly benefit millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.

The event is being coordinated in partnership with Tax March, Americans for Tax Fairness, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Communications Workers of America, Indivisible, Little Lobbyists, Main Street Alliance,, National Education Association, Stand Up America, VoteVets, and numerous others.

Rally to Defeat the Republican Tax Bill

Wednesday, November 15, at 12:00 PM ET

United States Capitol, Area #10

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Senator Jeff Merkley
Rep. Joseph Crowley
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Rep. Debbie Dingell
Rep. Lloyd Doggett
Rep. Keith Ellison
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Rep. Barbara Lee
Rep. Alan Lowenthal
Rep. Jerrold Nadler
Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness
Anna Corbin, Little Lobbyists
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of National Education Association
Will Fischer, Director of Government Relations at VoteVets
Nicole Gill, Executive Director of Tax March
Stephen Prince, Card Marketing Services and a Patriotic Millionaire
Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at League of Conservation Voters
Ben Wikler, Washington Director of
ReShonda Young, Owner of Popcorn Heaven

Members of the media planning to attend the event should email Ryan Thomas at

The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of high-net worth Americans who share a profound concern about the destabilizing level of inequality in America. Our work centers on the two things that matter most in a capitalist democracy: power and money. Our goal is to ensure that the country's political economy is structured to meet the needs of regular Americans, rather than just millionaires. We focus on three "first" principles: a highly progressive tax system, a livable minimum wage, and equal political representation for all citizens.

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