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For Immediate Release

Sam Quigley,, 202-446-0489

Patriotic Millionaire and Business Owner Joins Nuns on the Bus and Florida Legislators at Mar-a-Lago to Protest Trump Tax Bill

West Palm Beach, FL

Friday November 2, Patriotic Millionaire TJ Zlotnitsky, President and CEO of iControl Data Solutions, will join the Nuns on the Bus at the conclusion of their nationwide bus tour with a "Fiesta for the Common Good" near Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. They will also be joined by Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), the Protect Our Care bus tour, and other progressive organizations and activists to highlight the devastating impacts of the Republican tax law as the 2018 midterm elections quickly approach. The Nuns on the Bus Tax Justice Truth Tour has included 30 Catholic Sisters attending 54 events in 21 states over the course of 27 days on a tour that began October 8.

Speaking about why he felt it was important to stand with the Nuns on the Bus and other progressive groups in protesting last year's Republican tax bill, TJ said,

"Last year's Republican tax bill gave fortunate Americans like myself a massive tax cut we didn't need and blew up the deficit to do it. Unsurprisingly, Congressional Republicans are already using the deficit that they themselves considerably worsened with this tax cut as an excuse to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and other vital services that millions of Americans rely on to live and retire with dignity. I don't want a tax cut that comes at the expense of healthcare for seniors or support for the disabled, and I can't imagine what kind of person would."


  • Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21)
  • Florida State Rep. Larry Lee, Jr.
  • TJ Zlotnitsky, Patriotic Millionaire and President and CEO of iControl Data Solutions
  • Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
  • Lauren Baer, Candidate for FL-18 Congressional District
  • Elena Hung, President of Little Lobbyists and Co-Chair of Health Care Voter
  • Laura Packard, Co-Chair of Health Care Voter
  • Danny Prada, Pastor of HeartWay Church
  • Joe Sanberg, Co-Founder of, Founder of CalEITC4Me
  • Upendo Shabazz, Regional Vice President, Allegany Franciscan Ministries

WHAT:Fiesta for the Common Good with Nuns on the Bus

WHEN: November 2, 10:30am-2:00pm ET (main speaking program 12-12:30pm)

WHERE: Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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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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