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Millionaires from Across US to Converge in Washington Ahead of Tax Day with Single Demand: "Tax the Rich!"

High Net Worth Individuals Reaping Gains of Trump Tax Cuts to Host First-Ever 'Big Ideas Fest' on Why—and How—to Tax America's Wealthiest One Percent


Millionaires who are reaping the benefits of the Trump tax cuts will gather with members of Congress, progressive leaders, academics and journalists to host the first-ever Tax the Rich! Conference on April 10 in Washington, where they will outline why--and how--the U.S. should raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

The conference, coming days ahead of Tax Day, is hosted by the Patriotic Millionaires, a coalition of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans, business leaders and investors committed to building a more stable, prosperous and inclusive nation.

WHO: Members of the Patriotic Millionaires from across the U.S.; co-chairs of the Progressive Caucus Rep. Mark Pocan and Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Senator Jeff Merkley; Rep. Bill Pascrell; Rep. Jan Schakowsky; Randi Weingarten, President American Federation of Teachers; Alex Caputo Pearl, President, United Teachers of Los Angeles.

WHAT: Panels including progressive lawmakers, policy experts, and activists on why and how to tax the rich

WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday, April 10th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Eaton Workshop, 1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005



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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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